Lincoln City Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, April 8, 2023 • Lincoln City, OR • Course Map

Known for its wide sandy beaches, majestic evergreen forests and peaceful pace of life here along Oregon’s stretch of the Pacific coastline — which has earned it recognition as one of the country’s top places to retire — the central Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City plays host in 2023 to the 11th annual running of its Lincoln City Half Marathon and 10K.

Run on an out-and-back loop course that takes runners along rural country roads, densely wooded forest areas, and through meadows and streams, the race starts and finishes at Taft High School, just south of Lincoln City.

This part of the Oregon coast features some of the west coast’s most dramatic natural beauty, and its stretches through Oregon are no exception. Following the start at the park, runners make their way along a combination of paved, two-lane rural roads with plenty of rolling hills, and some sections of the course are run on gravel surfaces.

The race is open to both runners and walkers, who are encourage to start their race at 8:00 AM, an hour ahead of the 9:00 AM starting time for runners in the half marathon. Water and refreshments will provided along the course, the organizers add, and runners can pick up their race packets on the morning of the race.

Here’s what past Lincoln City Half runner Mike Balmer had to say about the 2011 race: “This is a beautiful run. At least has for the past 2 years. Lots of forest trees and creeks. If you think its on the beach. Think again. I am running it again.”

The coastline near Lincoln City, Oregon. (Photo by EyeMindSoul/flickr)

The coastline near Lincoln City, Oregon. (Photo by EyeMindSoul/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along the central Oregon coast here in the northwestern part of the state, roughly 90 miles southwest of Portland, Lincoln City typically sees cool and occasionally cold weather in early April, when average monthly temperatures range between the mid-40s and high-50s, and precipitation totals average just over 1.3 inches.

On the day of the race (April 8), the average low is 41°F and the average high is 55°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Lincoln City Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – runners
  • 8:00 AM – early start for half marathon walkers


See race website


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Lincoln City Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at here.

Official Race Website


Ever run in the Lincoln City Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Brenda Cool January 8, 2015, 8:33 pm

    This will be my first 10 K. I have been training for a half marathon but prefer the 10k! What is the course for the 10k? Do we go 3 miles in and back? I am running this with about 10 19 to 21 year olds…Mom is trying to make her run count!! lol


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