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Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k and Kids’ Dash

April 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am

Come for a race, stay for an aquarium adventure! Every participant in the 6th Annual Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k & Kids’ Dash will not only take part in a fun race, they will receive free entry to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for the rest of the day to celebrate off their accomplishment!

This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This event is perfect for the speedy, the slow and everyone in between. The Oregon Coast Aquarium 5k & Kids’ Dash seeks to promote healthy lifestyles on the coast and proceeds will benefit animal care programs at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

The Kids’ Dash is a fun way to get kids ages 2-9 involved in their first race too, teaching them about fitness and giving them a chance to cross a real finish line. This closed course is perfect for your little athlete.

Race Details:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

5k Start: 8:00 AM

Kids Dash Start: Approx. 8:45 – 8:50 AM

Winners Announced: 9:15 AM

What Does Every Participant Get?

5K and Kids Dash participants receive the following race day goodies:

Entry to the Oregon Coast Aquarium (must show race day bib, $22.95 value)
Post-race festival
Super cool race bib!

Race T-Shirts are available for purchase for an additional $5.00 . We typically do sell out of our shirts so we strongly encourage t-shirt orders to be placed with your registration if you would like one. See our 2015 & 2016 T-Shirts below.

Due to the style of athletic shirt we have, we do not have true youth sizes. Over the past two years participants have requested our smaller adult sizes for the youth over the optional youth style shirt. Because of this we are only offering the athletic style shirt. Our women’s extra-small, women’s small make the best options. Additionally the men’s small is great for the kids that a little older. Please consult the sizing chart below to be sure you wish to get a shirt. The shirt is an optional item that is a $5 increase in registration fee.

5K Note:

The 5K is for both runners and walkers. Our course for 2018 features an out-and-back on a very fast and flat roadway. It is expected that any participant in the 5k should be able to accomplish the necessary 3.1 miles in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. (23 to 25 minute pace per mile).

Packet Pick-Up:

Race packets including race numbers, shirts and other information will be distributed in advance of the race. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all participants to pick up their packets prior to race morning to ensure the race starts on time. You can pick-up your packet at the Oregon Coast Aquarium Friday, April 20 from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM or race morning from 6:30- 7:30 AM.

Refunds, Exchanges and Transfers:

No refunds, exchanges, or transfers.

Cancellation Policy:

The Oregon Coast Aquarium reserves the right to postpone the event due to events out of our control such as natural disaster or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. The Oregon Coast Aquarium may also alter the course and distances for the safety of athletes.


April 21, 2018
8:00 am
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365 United States
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