If your New Year’s fitness resolution needs a boost or if you just like to step up on the spur of the moment, registration is still open for the 10th annual Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K.
The Sunday, March 4, event will see about 200 runners and walkers tackle a scenic out-and-back course along Schooner Creek at the base of the Coast Range.
The run can be a challenge for serious competitors but it is also perfect for anyone running or walking their very first 10K or half marathon.
Participants will set off from Taft High’s Voris Field at 9 am, with half marathon walkers having the option of an early start at 8 am.
Volunteers from various community groups will be stationed throughout the course to provide safety, encouragement and hydration. These groups will receive a portion of race proceeds.
Race mementos for all participants include long-sleeved technical T-shirts, finisher medals and finish line refreshments — including cake to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary.
Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in five-year age groups and the overall male and female finishers for each race will receive a signature hand-blown glass float.
Online registration — $55 for the half marathon and $45 for the 10K — is available until midnight Friday, March 2, at www.getmeregistered.com.
Participants can also register in person through 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at the Lincoln City Community Center, or from 7 to 8 am on race day for a small additional fee.
Packet pickup runs from noon to 3 pm on Saturday, March 3, at the Lincoln City Community Center, and starts at 7 am on Sunday, March 4, at Voris Field.
For more information, call the Lincoln City Community Center at 541-994-2131 or go to www.lincolncity.org.