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Great Columbia Crossing 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the race will take place in-person this year on October 10! Registration opens on July 14th for the 2021 Great Columbia Crossing 10k. Sign up for event updates.

Experience the glory of the Columbia River as you trek across the Astoria-Megler Bridge during this unique opportunity to walk/run across the bridge! This 10K offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one STEEP incline to the peak of the bridge. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Whether you're an experienced runner or looking for a family-friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K appeals to everyone. See you on the bridge!

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2019 GCX - Finish Line celebration

Registration Opens July 14

It’s almost time to reserve your spot in the Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk – this year’s only opportunity to cross the longest continuous truss bridge in North America on foot.

After opting to hold a virtual race in 2020, the bridge will once again be fully open to runners and fully closed to vehicles on Oct. 10, 2021, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Runners and walkers trekking from Washington to Oregon can once again cross the Astoria-Megler Bridge.

This year we will also offer a virtual registration option similar to the 2020 event. Registration for both the in-person and the virtual event will open at 12:00am on July 14, 2021. Please click here or visit the Registration Page for more information.

2019 Great Columbia Crossing

2021 Event Info

More than 400 of you joined our virtual event last year, creating your own course to run in October and earning our first-ever finisher medals. We are thrilled to announce that the Great Columbia Crossing 10k Run/Walk will be held in person this year on the morning of October 10, 2021.

Event planning during this pandemic is challenging and we appreciate your patience. While it remains unclear at this time exactly what safety precautions will be required for an October event, we are doing everything we can to ensure that this remains a safe and responsible event for all. Registrants should be prepared to abide by any safety standards that may be required at the time of the event.

Please check back in or sign up for our mailing list for updates.

Our Presenting Sponsor

Presented by Columbia Memorial Hospital Cardiology Clinic, A OHSU/CMH Collaboration.

We're proud to have them as a sponsor for the 2021 Great Columbia Crossing 10K/5K.

History of the Event

The Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk began in 1982.

Pedestrians are only allowed to cross the Astoria-Megler Bridge during this one event each year.

Click here to learn more about this event's past.


Make a weekend of it

Whether a local resident or traveling from outside of the area, we encourage you to make plans to visit our local shops, galleries, restaurants and more.



Spend the CLAM BUCKS
that you get with your event registration at participating merchants during the week of the event.

Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce President’s Circle Sponsors

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival:
Fred Meyer

Chamber Annual Meeting & Banquet Presenting Sponsor:
Pacific Power

Chamber Networking Breakfast Coffee Sponsor:
TLC, A Division of Fibre Federal