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Race Preview: 2016 Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10k in Cascade Locks on September 17th

Bridge of the Goddess

The Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10k Presented by Human Investing starts in Cascade Locks on Saturday, September 17th at 8am. This unique ladies only event begins on the majestic Bridge of Gods and offers a challenging out and back course along the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail among waterfalls, ferns and wildflowers. Plenty of aid stations along the way and safe from traffic, the historic trail hugs the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge and includes spectacular views. Plan on plenty of hills, some stairs and bring a sense of adventure as you celebrate northwest beauty with girlfriends. 

The run begins at 8am, but plan to arrive by 6:45am and carpool, if possible, since parking will be limited. The bridge closes at 7:30am to prepare for this unique opportunity. Add to the fun and dress up like a Goddess. The best Goddess costume will win a $100 gift card to Portland Running Company. Age group awards will be given to the top three ladies in each age division and the overall winners will receive a hand-made head wreath.

All finishers will receive a Bridge of the Goddess technical shirt, finisher necklace by Runmollyrun and a Bridge of the Goddess carryall. Stick around for the post race Toga Party. There will be food, Rogue beer and the Gabriel Cox Band waiting at Marine Park for the finishers to celebrate. Anyone who has participated in a Run with Paula Event knows they keep the standard high. The courses are fun, the aid stations are well planned, miles are marked and no detail is overlooked in the organizing. A great fall run with a gorgeous setting and a start on the Bridge of the Gods, it’s sure to be memorable.

Registration is limited to the first 1500, so don’t delay. Both the half marathon and 10k cost $89 through noon on September 14th and $99 through race day.  Day of registration will be available from 6:30-7:45am, if space is available and ladies can register during packet pick up times on Thursday and Friday. Register in person on Thursday, September 15th at Portland Running Company in Beaverton from 10am-8pm or on Friday, September 16th at the Eastside location from 10am-3pm. The Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10k is chip timed and welcomes all levels from walkers through elites. Make it a morning with girlfriends or just take some time for yourself on the trail and embrace your inner Goddess.


About Teresa Wymetalek (260 Articles)
I love anything and everything related to health and fitness! I teach group exercise and do small group personal training when I'm not cleaning up after or shuttling three boys around. I run to to clear my mind, keep my sanity and stay connected with friends. I'm still working on teaching our dog, Autzen, proper running etiquette. Half Marathons and Triathlons are my favorite events and I watch a whole lot of soccer.

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