The Bay Area Fun Festival is just over a month away (September 21-22, 2019), and runners everywhere are in the final stages of training for one of the Pacific Northwest’s top road race: the Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run.
Born and raised in Coos Bay, Steve “Pre” Prefontaine grew to become one of the most celebrated and legendary runners in American history. His amazing story and untimely death inspired this challenging (but rewarding) annual run. The 6.2-mile course takes participants through Pre’s old training courses and finishes at the high school track where he first competed.
If that doesn’t inspire you to lace up your running shoes, hopefully this will: we’ve gathered 90 minutes of some of our favorite hits – old and new – and created Oregon’s Adventure Coast’s 40th Annual Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run playlist for you to download through Spotify to your smartphone. From Guns ‘n Roses to Lady Gaga, there’s sure to be a song that’ll put a little “Pre” pep in your step during training runs or the actual race day. Go ahead, get your best running gear, grab some ear buds or a speaker, and run like the wind (a very fast wind – make Pre proud!). Just make sure to turn down the volume at the finish line so you can hear the roar of the crowd and the sound of your own awesomeness.
See you out there!
Song - Artist Eye of the Tiger – Survivor The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga Wake Me Up – Avicii Titanium (feat. Sia) – David Guetta, Sia How Deep Is Your Love (135 BMP Workout Remix) – Workout Music TV Thank You, Next – Extended Workout Remix – Power Music Workout Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue Footloose – Kenny Loggins Survivor – Destiny’s Child Pour Some Sugar on Me – Remastered 2017 – Def Leopard Nothing Breaks Like a Heart (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus Someone You Loved – Madism Radio Mix – Lewis Capaldi, Madism One Kiss (with Duo Lipa) – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa Take on Me – a-ha Harder to Breathe – Maroon 5 Dark Horse – Katy Perry, Juicy J Chandelier – Dance Remix – Remixed Factory Days Go By – 2019 Remix – High Contrast We Will Rock You – Remastered – Queen Alone Together – Fall Out Boy Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins Applause – Lady Gaga
Event Details: 40th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Race Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:45 AM: OSAA-sanctioned 5K High School Team Competition starts at the corner of 4th and Anderson in downtown Coos Bay. 9:50 AM - Wheelchair runner start 10:00 AM 10k run Register here - the Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run
About the Bay Area Fun Festival. This unofficial-end-to-summer includes live entertainment, amazing food, arts & crafts, a vintage auto show, and the Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run. Click here for more info.