BANDON — The 44th annual Bullards Run will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, at Bullards Beach State Park.

The event is the traditional kickoff for the South Coast Running Club. 

For the first time, the run will be sponsored by the Southern Coos Health Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of Bandon’s Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center. The run is hosted in partnership with the South Coast Running Club. The event features a 10-kilometer run, a 5-kilometer run, and a 1-mile fun run.

Registration will be held at the meeting yurt in the Bullards Beach campground area. The 10K route goes out to the Coquille Lighthouse and back.

There is also a T-shirt exchange, so runners should bring a worn, but not worn-out shirt (gently used) to exchange with fellow runners. All shirts left over will be donated to the Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center for use for discharged patients.

The fees for the 1-mile kids run are $3 for SCRC members and $5 for non-members. Fees for the 5K and 10K runs are $10 for members and $20 for non-members. There is also a member family rate of $15 for up to a three-person family, and $5 for each additional member for families that are part of the running club. Registration is from 1:30 to 2 p.m. the day of the run.

Proceeds from the event will go toward purchasing new IV pumps for the medical-surgical floor, the emergency department and the surgical suite at Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.

For more information, call Tom Bedell at 541-347-4740.

Runners can sign up in advance online at, or, directly, at