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Trinidad to Clam Beach Run 2017 

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Mark Larson
Runners crossed Little River with the assistance of community volunteers and Coast Guard members on their way to the finish line of the 52nd Trinidad to Clam Beach Run on Saturday, Jan. 28.
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Finding one's discarded shoes and socks from the river crossing later at Clam Beach was a challenge at the end of the finish line.
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High school runners from Crater, Oregon, participating in the 5 3/4 mile race wore dress shirts and ties, but there were not as many runners in costume this year.
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Race volunteer Dick Bruce, of Trinidad, kept the post-race bonfire burning and also cooked his lunch over the coals.
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The HSU Marching Lumberjacks headed for the ocean surf in their annual tradition after providing music at the run.
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Eventual winner of the Half Marathon Run Ken Pocasange (left) and second-place finisher Ben Davenport, both of McKinleyville, near the end of the Little River crossing.
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Melissa Tucker, of Gold Beach, eventual winner of the Half-Marathon Run, was the first woman to cross the Little River this year.
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Second-pace finisher in the Half-Marathon Run Lanore Berganski, of Fortuna, crosses Little River.
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Mark McManus (front), of Mill Valley and winner of the 83/4 Mile Run, crossed the Little River.
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Second-place finisher in the 83/4 Mile Run Robby Vos, of Phoenix, Oregon, crossed Little River.
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Recent HSU grad Paul Matli began to splash through the Little River crossing.
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More than few runners ended up found the water deeper than expected at the Little River crossing this year.
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This runner carried a "Happy Birthday Jenna" sign through the water.
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Huddling close to the post-race fire was a popular activity.
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Ken Pocasangre (right) and Ben Davenport, both of McKinleville, celebrated their first- and second-place medals in the Half Marathon Run.
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Gulls rested on Clam Beach as runners neared the finish line.
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The HSU Marching Lumberjacks band provided music near the finish line.
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The HSU Marching Lumberjacks begin their traditional march to the ocean surf after the race.
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One trombonist from the HSU Marching Lumberjacks danced in the surf line after the band's performance.
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A few members of the HSU Marching Lumberjacks waded into the surf line.
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Mark Larson
Runners crossed Little River with the assistance of community volunteers and Coast Guard members on their way to the finish line of the 52nd Trinidad to Clam Beach Run on Saturday, Jan. 28.

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