High Adventure on Astoria-Megler Bridge
Published: 05/30/2019  Updated: 06/18/2019

It only happens once a year, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K run/walk on Sunday, October 13 is an opportunity to trek across the Astoria-Megler Bridge on foot.

Whether you're a seasoned runner or wanting to walk on the wild side, the Great Columbia Crossing appeals to all types of adventure seekers. With its 200-foot incline, the Astoria-Megler Bridge offers picturesque maritime views that rival any running event in the country. Known as an unforgettable experience by past participates, the 4.1-mile trek across the Columbia River has become a staple of the Columbus Day weekend in Astoria.

Registration is now open for the Official USA Track & Field Certified Event (#OR12025LB). All participates will be timed and competitive racers will start first. Participants start at Dismal Nitch Rest Area in Washington and complete the race at the finish line on Basin Street in Astoria. Free parking is available at the Port of Astoria with shuttle bus service to the race start. Commemorate the experience with a long-sleeve event t-shirt. Contact Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce at (503) 325-6311 or visit travelastoria.com for travel information and local lodging options. Access 2019 Great Columbia Crossing for registration information, event details and things to know before you go.
High Adventure on Astoria-Megler Bridge