The Seaside Beach Run began back in 1966 by two lifeguards - Ralph and Betty Davis. It was an 8 mile run. In 1974, the Beach Run was reduced to 7 miles and peaked in 1978 with 1200 runners!
The Beach Run is now a 10K/5K event including the 5K Prom Walk -- timed and untimed. It is a great local tradition following the Relay-for-Life and preceding the Hood to Coast Relay. 

All net proceeds will benefit youth fitness programs to all middle school and high school students in Clatsop County.

The Beach Run includes 5K or 10K races for time in the following divisions:
Youth Division (boys) 8 - 14 years
Youth Division (girls) 8 - 14 years
Young Adult (men) 15 - 19 years
Young Adult (women) 15 -19 years
Adult Divisions are divided by decade and gender [for example 20 -29 years (men); 20 - 29 years (women), and so on].

Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in each division; trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female runners with the best time regardless of division.
And Masters trophies to the top man and woman over 50 years old.
Runners, their families and friends are invited to the Awards Picnic at Goodman Park (2 blocks from race site) immediately following the event from 11:15 am - 1 pm.

Bring your old running shoes to recycle after the race!

Registration Fees

10K Beach Run Closed

10K timed race

5K Beach Run Closed

5K timed race

5K Race Walk Closed

5K timed walking race

5K Prom Walk Closed

5K non-competitive walk

Kids' Sand Dash Closed

FREE kids race

Event Schedule

  • February 1 8:00 AM PST - Registration Opens

  • July 15 8:30 AM PDT - Event Day Registration Closes

  • July 16 8:45 AM PDT - 5K Race Walk Start

  • July 16 8:50 AM PDT - 5K Prom Walk Start

  • July 16 9:00 AM PDT - 5K and 10K Beach Runs

  • July 16 10:30 AM PDT - Kids' Sand Dash and Treasure Hunt Event

  • July 16 11:30 AM PDT - Post-Race Family Picnic

  • July 16 12:00 PM PDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

12th Avenue at North Promenade, Seaside

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