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Running route

Parade, run routes moved back to park

Nathan Arneal
Published 6/19/19

The Old Settlers parade will once again be finishing at the city park.

Since 2015, the parade has ended at Ninth and Locust streets because the D.C. Lynch Carnival took over the intersection at 11th and Locust, blocking the parade from continuing along Locust by the park as it had since 1983.

This year, the carnival will slide east on 11th Street, opening Locust Street and allowing the parade to pass by the park once again.

The rest of the route remains the same as past years. The parade will stage in the parking lot of NBC high school. It will go south on Walnut Street and turn east on Ninth Street. It will continue down Ninth Street until turning north on Locust Street and heading to the park. The parade will end by the city park and parade entries will be able to disperse in the direction that suits them best.
Road Race moved

The Old Settlers Road Run is returning to its roots, with a start and finish near the city park as it was when former North Bend Eagle publishers Fred and Lois Lambley began the event in 1980.

In recent years the race has been run on the grounds of NBC high school and County Road 7 west of the high school. With that road in dubious shape after the flood, the route this year will stick to pavement.

The race will start on Locust Street by the pool, go south to 10th Street and turn east. It jogs north on Oak Street to 11th, then out on Cemetery Road. Runners will then retrace the same route back to the park.

Residents along the route are asked to not park on the street during the race, which runs from 8 a.m. to about 9 a.m. Saturday.



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