Hit your runner’s high atop the Astoria Bridge

Runners round the home curves in the Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk in 2018.

ASTORIA — Now is the time to reserve your spot in the Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk happening Sunday, Oct. 13. This year’s race is on pace to sell out. More than 2,800 participants have already registered, and the event is on pace to reach full capacity. Register at greatcolumbiacrossing.com The race cost is $40.

After a successful first-year full closure during the 2018 race, the bridge will be fully closed to vehicles. Runners and walkers trekking from Washington to Oregon across the Astoria-Megler Bridge can focus on their performance without being confined to one lane and without the distraction of passing cars. The 200-foot incline offers runners and walkers scenic views of the mouth of the river and marine activity below. After crossing the finish line, participants can head into the historic town of Astoria to fuel up with coastal fare and local craft brews as the morning fog starts to lift.

All participants will be timed via electronic chip, and competitive racers will be allowed to start ahead of the walkers and those wishing to take in the scenery.

For more information, visit greatcolumbiacrossing.com, call 503-325-6311, email events@oldoregon.com or visit 111 West Marine Drive, Astoria.

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