Tillamook, OR-Runners rejoice! Registration is now open for the second annual Pelican Brewing Salmon Run 5k/10k/15k which will take place in Tillamook, OR on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The race will start and finish at Pelican Brewery & Tap Room. This fun, timed race will kick-off at 10:00am and feature a scenic race course through picturesque Tillamook. Runners will enjoy a post-race bash at the brewery featuring brewery tours, live music and much more!
The 15K is a new race element this year to add another option for distance runners and attract runners beyond Tillamook. Regardless of the distance, everyone who registers for the race receives an official race shirt and an official race pint glass. Those 21 years of age or older will receive a Pint of Pelican Brewing Five Fin West Coast Pilsner (21+). Runners under the age of 21 will be treated to a pint of Pelican Brewing Root Beer.
“We have worked closely with Pelican Brewing and the City of Tillamook to lay out a beautiful course and continue to offer nice amenities for racers who are returning for its second year and those running our event for the first time,” says Carrie Conway, operations director of CK Running, the event organizer that partners with Pelican Brewing to present the run.
In 2017, the race had 8 states represented: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington. All local area lodging had sold out during race weekend. In Oregon, runners came from 13 counties and we expect that number to rise thanks to a marketing grant from Visit Tillamook Coast.
A portion of the proceeds from every race registration will go directly to the Salmon SuperHwy to aid in their unprecedented effort to restore access to almost 180 miles of blocked habitat throughout six major salmon & steelhead rivers of Oregon’s North Coast.
“Pelican Brewing is proud to support the Salmon Superhwy Project, and we have been looking for more ways to increase awareness and raise funds”, says Jim Prinzing, CEO Pelican Brewing. “We started that effort by creating Five Fin West Coast Pilsner, a beer we designed specifically for the SSH, and now we are really excited to host the Pelican Salmon Run to raise money and educate more folks about the need.”
Runners and walkers who want to register for the race, which is capped at 1,200 participants, can do so at pelicansalmonrun.com. The price for the 5k is $35 through July 31, $40 through August 31 and $45 through September 27 (or race sell-out). The price for the 10k is $40 through July 31, $45 through August 31, and $50 through September 27 (or race sell-out). The price for the 15k is $45 through July 31, $50 through August 31, and $55 through September 27 (or race sell-out). The race also offers free entry for children 5 years of age and younger (no drink ticket, shirt, or timing).
For more information and for race updates, please follow the race social media pages:
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