CIRCLE THE BAY
August 12, 2023
Congratulations to all 2023 finishers!
A huge thanks to our volunteers: North Bend Cross-Country Team, the Army Recruiting Team, and the Radio Club.
This race wouldn’t be possible without the assistance of the communities we run through: the Cities of North Bend and Coos Bay, the Coos Bay Police Department, as well as ODOT.
Please also thank our sponsors by shopping local! Farr’s Hardware, Seven Devil’s Brewery, and Wild Coast Running Co.
The 2023 race is featured as part of Oregon’s Adventure Coast in a sweet video. Check it out.
30K (18 mile) 3-person relay or 1-person 30K run
Run Start Time 8:00
Walk Start Time 6:30
Course support ends at 1 PM. All participants must be off-course by 2 PM.
Start/Finish at Ferry Road Park, 496 Park Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
Team captains will sign up and pay for the team. Team members will register and join the team.
This challenging course covers 30 kilometers (18.6 miles), from Ferry Road Park in North Bend through the Coos Bay waterfront, around the bay through Eastside, and finishing back at Ferry Road Park. Run the whole thing yourself or form a 3-person team and make it a run-cheer-athon. The first leg is relatively flat, the second is moderately rolling, and the third is for hill lovers!
Note: prices listed are for the entire team. The team captain signs up and then team members join the team.
Be aware! The course is open to cars, which are bigger than you! Take a breather and let them pass!
Individual 30K: $40 Club member, Non-member $55 through July 21. July 22 through Race Day: $55 member/$70 Non-member
Team Relay 30K: $120 per team through July 21. $150 per team July 22 through Race Day.
Additional participants can join your team for $40/person. Those teams will not be eligible for awards.
Age Divisions for Individual 30K (both men and women): 14 and under, l5-19, 20-29, and in 10 year age classes from there.
Relay Team Categories: All Men; All Women; and Mixed.
Relay Team Age: Grandmasters (50+); Masters (40+); Youth (<18); Open.
Individual: Men and Women
For no extra charge, a registered 30k individual participant may take the first leg on a relay team.
Information about the Start
Individual 30K and Relay team #1 runners start at 8 AM. Walkers start at 6:30 AM. Day of race registration and packet pick up are from 6:00 to 7:45 a.m. at Ferry Road Park. Runners should assemble at the starting line no later than 10 minutes before start time for instructions from the race director. Come dressed to run; no space is available for changing/showering. There are plumbed toilets at the start/finish area and port-o-potties at the exchanges.
All racers that sign up by July 22 will receive a t-shirt.
Participants, their fans, and all volunteers are invited to enjoy a post-race barbecue and beverages. Beer is donated by 7-Devils.
Water will be available at the exchanges, approximately every 6 miles.
We couldn’t do this without volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Race Director. Volunteers get a free t-shirt.
For Fun & Safety
The course is open to vehicle traffic so be extremely cautious on the course. Please be safe, have fun, and remember the vehicles are tougher than runners.
Information about the area
We’re located on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, sheltered by undeveloped shoreline and surrounded by one of the largest estuaries in Oregon. Oystercatchers, egrets, herons, and many other birds stalk the mudflats of this estuary. Our costal community is home to a nationally acclaimed Art Museum, a fantastic microbrewery (7 Devils), many notable restaurants, several state and city parks, and endless opportunities for beach combing, fishing, crabbing, and paddling.
Visitors can make the most of the season’s warm (but not hot) sunny days and temperate evenings.
Come see what attracts so many runners to Oregon’s Adventure Coast to ‘Circle The Bay.’