MANZANITA - The North County Recreation District's Nehalem Bay Fitness Center presents the Manzanita Beach Walk/Run, a 5K walk and 5K and 10K run, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.

A strand of clean, hard-packed sand 100 yards wide stretches from the cliffs of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain to the Nehalem River. Cape Lookout to the south and Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain to the north provide inspiring vistas going down and coming back. The runs, which are entirely on the beach, begin at the base of Laneda Avenue and proceed south toward the jetty, then return to the starting point for a total of 3.1 miles (5K) or 6.2 miles (10K). The walk starts at the same point and proceeds 1.55 miles down the beach before turning back to the starting point for a total walk of 3.1 miles (5K). After a morning of exercise on the beach, join organizers for lunch and awards in the Manzanita City Park.

For registration information, call (503) 368-4595 or visit

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