Guest preview: 2015 Astoria Run on the River Walk returning in May

Just a few of the views you will have at the Inaugural Run on the River Walk!

Just a few of the views you will have at the 2nd Annual Run on the River Walk!

This recap was submitted by Run Oregon reader and race director Pete O'Farrell. Feel free to Submit a Guest Post in the “Contact Us” tab if you are wanting to preview or recap your experiences as well! I am admittedly biased but there are fewer more majestic places to run in the PNW than along the Astoria, Oregon River Walk. On the banks of the great Columbia River you run alongside cargo ships, fishing boats, cheered on by the constant barking of sea lions and squawks of seagulls. You’ll pass under the iconic Astoria-Megler bridge, pass timber shipyards, egret filled wetlands, the world-class Maritime museum, breweries, and other shops that have made Astoria a destination for so many travelers. You can run this course at the 2nd Annual Astoria Run on the River Walk half marathon, 10k and 5k fun run on May 31, 2015. This small but growing race features a run on the beautiful river walk course and post-race food and drink at the Buoy Beer Company. Some other features include:

  • Half marathon finishers receive a unique medal from Fernhill Glass Studios (If signed up by March 31) complimentary fish and chips, and a beverage from Buoy Beer Company.
  • Half marathon participants receive a free t-shirt
  • The half marathon and 10k are chip timed
  • Walkers are welcome at all distances
  • The race supports the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department and more specifically the continued maintenance and rehabilitation of the river walk.

Astoria, Oregon is the oldest US settlement west of the Rocky Mountains founded in 1811. It has a rich history as traders, logger, and fishermen have called the sometimes stormy river town home. Astoria today holds on to those traditions with thriving fishing and logging industries as well as great food and beer. Come race with us and enjoy all that Astoria has to offer.

2nd Annual Astoria Run on the River Walk (Astoria)

When: Saturday, May 31, 2015 8:00 AM for the half marathon, 10k at 9:00 AM, 5k at 10:00 AM.
Where: Astoria River Walk
Register: Online here; 5K-  $15, 10K – $35, Half Marathon- $65, After April 30th, fees will increase by an extra $10

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