Color the Coast run/walk is Saturday

Participants in last year’s “Color the Coast” event finish the course at the Nye Beach turnaround. This year’s run/walk takes place on Saturday. (Courtesy photo)

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites all fun-loving individuals, artistic or otherwise, to run through Newport’s Nye Beach district on Saturday, Sept. 14, for the “Color the Coast” 3K color run fundraiser. Grab your family and friends, have a blast and bring a little color to your life.

The fun begins at 8 a.m. and ends with a Color Festival Beach Party later that morning, with music, dancing, color throws and prizes. Register online at

Start the race with a clean palette — a white T-shirt — and at color stations along the run (or walk) route, you will be doused with food-grade, colored powder (cornstarch). Don’t feel like running? You can walk it, too. This event is family friendly — each participating adult can bring up to two children (ages 7 and under) along for free. Registration is set at $35 for adults and $25 for youth ages 8 to 18 years. Check out The Color Run's website to get an idea of how this works.

"Color the Coast" begins and ends at the Newport Performing Arts Center, with color stations along the route at West Olive and Northwest Cliff (in front of the PAC), Northwest Third and Northwest Coast (in front of Nana's Irish Pub), Northwest Sixth and Northwest Nye and at the western end of the Nye Beach turnaround.

The event provides fun for the whole family and operating support for the OCCA, whose mission is to develop, promote and celebrate community arts.


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