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Great Columbia Crossing 2021

Registration for the in person race is CLOSED. You can still register for the Virtual 10k below or contact us to volunteer for the event. 

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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!

Registration for the in-person event is now closed, but you can still register for the virtual 10k! Click the button for more details.

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2019 GCX - Finish Line celebration

Registration Now Closed for In-Person Event

Registration for the in-person event is now closed. We have limited capacity to 2,000 participants. There is no waitlist. Visit our FAQs page to learn about this and other steps we are taking in order to ensure a safe event for everyone involved.

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.

What are Clam Bucks?

Clam Bucks are wooden tokens worth $1 each. They can be spent just like cash. Each participant receives 5 Clam Bucks with their race bib.
In 2021, we are offering an additional 5 Clam Bucks to participants who had their packet mailed or choose to pick up their packets on Thursday or Friday.

When can Clam Bucks be spent?

Clam Bucks are valid for a full week, starting on the first day of race packet pickup, Thursday, October 7. Race day is Sunday, October 10. The final day Clam Bucks can be used is Wednesday, October 13.

Where can Clam Bucks be spent?

Clam Bucks can be spent ONLY at participating Chamber member businesses.  Businesses will be given a sign that shows that they accept clam bucks, too.  Limit: 5 Clam Bucks per person, per business unless business allows otherwise.

Click here to see the list of locations!

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