Run Yaquina Bay for the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k

May 07, 2013

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is asking people to lace up their shoes and hit the trail for its inaugural Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k on Saturday, May 25.

The route winds through the Aquarium grounds along the estuary where walkers and runners will be greeted with facts about native wildlife along the way.

The Aquarium will provide racers with refreshments and free admission to the Aquarium for the day. Participants that pre-register for the event by May 15 will also receive a free event shirt and water bottle. To register, visit http://bit.ly/XHtWTu .

Racers should check in from 6:00 – 6:30 a.m. to be ready for the starting shot at 7:00 a.m. Car Audio 101 will play motivating tunes to help participants warm up at the starting line. The event is open to runners and walkers 12 years and older. Strollers are allowed but racers should be aware the course has uneven ground with some gravel.

The Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5K was organized to promote healthy living on the Oregon coast. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s animal care programs.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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