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Course Details

Pacific Coast Running Festival

HALF MARATHON/5K/10K & SUNSET 5K SAND RUN

Half-Marathon, 10k & 5K Run/Walks:  These courses begin and end at the iconic Long Beach Arch.  You will run along wide, paved, very scenic bike paths that will take you along the peninsula with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. Once finished, participants can enjoy the finish line festivities, including the Health & Wellness Expo and award ceremony.

Sunset 5K Sand Run & Walk:  The Sunset 5K Sand Run & Walk will take you along the shoreline for magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the amazing sunsets it showcases. This is a great event for your family and friends, kick off your weekend with a stroll in the sand, or see how fast you can complete your race earning your place on the podium for the 1st Annual Pacific Coast Running Festival!

TOUR DE PACIFIC BIKE RIDE

Tour de Pacific Bike: This non-competitive bike tour offers fantastic scenery allowing friends and family to ride parts of the Half Marathon course and see the Long Beach Peninsula as they travel to downtown Ilwaco to enjoy the Saturday Market and the Ilwaco Waterfront. It’s a great way for our athletes to preview parts of the course at an easy pace before race day. These rides offer a chance for the whole family to participate together in the same event. The roads used are very well-maintained with very little traffic. Make the Tour de Pacific event part of your family getaway and enhance your enjoyment of the Pacific Coast Running Festival. This is a non-timed, non-competitive, open course that uses much of the Discovery Trail as it’s course.  Road rules will need to be followed at all times.  This is a supported event with water, energy drink, fruit and energy bars at the water stations along the course and a post-event snacks once you finish.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE TOUR DE PACIFIC BIKE MAP

NOTE: This Tour de Pacific Bike Ride is designed as a non-competitive event and not a “race”. All participants will be required to follow all rules governing cyclists on Washington roads (i.e.: stop at stop signs). 

KIDS EVENTS

We’ve got to start them young! Our Kids Pedal & Dash and our ½ mile and 1-mile Kids Dash events accomplish two things. First, we introduce our kiddos to running, multi-sport, and a fun, active lifestyle, and secondly, we teach our kids how to give back because 100% of the proceeds from their participation in these events support Backpacks for Kids. If you haven’t done so yet, register your Kids for these events and provide them incredible Pacific Ocean racing memories too!

KIDS PEDAL-N-DASH – ages 12 & under

Pedal-n-Dash starts at the Arch, along Bolstad starting at 4 PM on Friday.

It is a fun, short race with kids starting by mounting their bikes for a short ride, then finish with a short run finishing at the Arch.

The Pedal-n-Dash is a timed but non-competitive, fun event!

Packet Pickup – Pickup your Child’s packet and/or register for the Kid’s races on Friday from 10 AM-3 PM in the Registration tent. Try not to leave this until the last minute because there’s a lot to get organized and you want this to be fun and stress-free for your child. We try to make this feel like a real event with body marking and bike & helmet stickers.

Bikes may be dropped off at the ARCH starting line from 1:30 pm to 3:45 pm but you may not park your car there.

Kids Ages 12 – 9 Course Maps:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BIKE MAP

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RUN/WALK MAP

Kids Ages 8 & Under Course Maps:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE BIKE MAP

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RUN/WALK MAP

KIDS 1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Dash

1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Dashes all start at the Arch, on Bolstad. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 1 MILE DASH

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 1/2 MILE DASH

EXPO SITE PLAN

Expo & Post-Event Festivities Map: Review this map to see the location of the PPU/Registration tent, Food & Beer Tent, Results, Info booth, Athlete Recovery Zone and all vendors. It’s going to be an amazing weekend!

Event Partners

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CONTACT

WHY Racing Events Inc.
1108 NE 146th Street, Suite J
Vancouver, WA 98685

Phone: (360) 314-4682

Email: info@whyracingevents.com