Dash into Summer with the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites runners and walkers of all ages to flock to Newport for the Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5K on Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m.

The Aquarium organized the Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5K to promote healthy living on the Oregon coast. All race proceeds benefit the animal care and marine science education programs at the Aquarium.

Starting off at the Aquarium, the scenic route winds along the Yaquina Bay estuary where racers will be greeted with facts about native wildlife along the way before finishing back at the Aquarium. The 5K 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.

New for 2014 is the Kids Dash! This new closed-course race is perfect for aspiring little athletes aged two to nine years old. Parents are invited to accompany their children on this 1K run through the Aquarium grounds.

Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K and Kids Dash participants will receive an official event shirt, post-race refreshments and free admission to the Aquarium for the day. Cost is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Dash. Early registration for the event ends May 10.

Visit http://bit.ly/1fR2ODT to register and review event details.

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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