2023 Race Information
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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!
The Great Columbia Crossing will be on Sunday, October 8, 2023
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN THIS SUMMER.
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2023 Event At a Glance
See the Astoria-Megler Bridge from a whole new perspective!
This epic event gives participants once-a-year access to cross 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.
The 2023 race will cap at 3,500 in-person participants and there is no waitlist. Register as early as possible to guarantee your spot (Registration for 2023 is not open yet).
Race Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Start Time: 8:45 a.m.
Race Start Location: Dismal Nitch Rest Area, WA
All race participants are shuttled by bus to the starting area.
Race Finish Location: Port of Astoria, OR
Course Map: CLICK HERE
10K Run/Walk Registration: Registration for 2023 is not open yet.
Children Under 10 Years Old (as of race day): Registration for 2023 is not open yet.
This registration category does not include chip timing. To include chip timing, participants must register as 10K Run/Walk.
Virtual 10K: Registration for 2023 is not open yet.
2022 event shirt is available for purchase for $20 (+2 for XXL/XXXL) while supplies last. Please call 503-325-6311. Shirts are long sleeve and available in two fabric choices: 100% cotton or polyester blend.
The cotton shirt is a classic heavyweight fabric with rib cuffs.
The polyester blend shirt is a soft performance fabric with a modern classic fit, formerly referred to by our race as the “athletic” option.
Sizing is adult/unisex with one youth shirt option available while supplies last.
Image is representative and does not necessarily show the final artwork version or selected shirt color.
Our Presenting Sponsor
Presented by the CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic.
We're proud to have them as a sponsor for the 2022 Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk.
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. Spanning the lower Columbia River from Washington to Oregon, the iconic Astoria-Megler Bridge is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.
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 2022, we are offering an additional 5 Clam Bucks to participants who have their packet mailed or choose to pick-up their packets on Thursday, Ocotber 6 or Friday, October 7.
When can Clam Bucks be spent?
Clam Bucks are valid for a full week, starting on the first day of race packet pick-up, Thursday, October 6, 2022 The final day Clam Bucks can be spent is Wednesday, October 12. (Race day is on Sunday, October 9, 2022)
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!
This race is a fundraiser!
The Great Columbia Crossing 10K is a fundraiser for the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, allowing us to continue hosting this event year after year. Additionally, the chamber gives back to the community by employing/hiring/utilizing chamber members and local businesses and by giving donations to area nonprofits in exchange for services provided during the event.
This really is a community-focused event!
Event photography provided by EP Events
CLICK HERE to browse the Great Columbia Crossing 10K race photo galleries.