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Inaugural 'Salmon Run' in Charleston kicks off Saturday morning

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CHARLESTON, Ore. -- You're invited to cheer on runners for the inaugural Salmon Run this weekend.

The Salmon Run includes races at three different distances and a 1-mile crab walk.

All races begin and end in Charleston and follow scenic routes along sea cliffs and beaches.

There are several well-known running events in the area, but at 26.2 miles, the Salmon Run is the first of its kind in Coos County.

"It's a very difficult course but that is also something that we wanted, for this to be different,” says Salmon Run director Jessica Engleke. “There's a lot of very flat marathon course out there. I run several a year that I enjoy because they’re flat, but we wanted this to be different and have it challenging and beautiful."

The full marathon starts at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Miller's Cove parking lot in Charleston.

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