Charleston Salmon Run Running: Half Marathon, Marathon, 10K Coos Bay, Oregon The Charleston Salmon Run Marathon and Crab Walk takes place on one of the most beautiful courses in Oregon. All races begin and end in Charleston, Oregon and follow amazing scenic routes along rugged sea cliffs and sandy beaches. The 7 Devils portion of the route has been eliminated, maximizing the ocean views. Run the blacktop through Bastendorff Beach and Sunset Bay State Park. Experience the view from Shore Arcres State Park and on to a turnaround at Cape Arago point often described as “God’s Country.” Cape Arago has the largest herds of seals and sea lions on the Oregon Coast as well as dramatic sweeping views. The marathon has a 5.5 Hour limit.