Way up there on the list of races I’d like to run if I can make them fit into my schedule is the Run on the River in Astoria. I mean, it’s a race that takes place on the Astoria Riverwalk! This year’s edition is taking place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with half marathon, 10K, and 5K options available.
Besides a scenic route, the race offers a race shirt and food and drink voucher for the post-race food spread, which will be hosted by the race sponsor, Buoy Beer. What will be available? The race website says it’s a “seafood boil lunch and beverage.” And beverage includes beer if you are 21 or older. (You can also request vegetarian and/or gluten-free meals in advance.) Plus, there are prizes, as in cash for the top 3 male/female half marathoners, and gift certificates for the top 3 male/female 5K and 10K runners.
The one hiccup to note is that due to ongoing construction on the Riverwalk, the race organizer has prepared a detour that will skip about eight blocks of the Riverwalk. The organizer also noted that this detour will make the half marathon course uncertified for the next two years.
Run on the River
When: May 19, 2019, at 8:30 am (half marathon walkers), 9 am (half marathon), 10 am (10K), 11 am (5K)
Where: 6th Street Viewing Platform (6th Street and Marine Avenue), Astoria, Oregon
Register: Online here ($95 for the half marathon, $70 for the 10K, $55 for the 5K)
Pre-race packet pickup: 8th Street Platform (just outside Buoy Beer), 1 8th Street, Astoria, Oregon, at the following times:
- Friday, May 17, from 5 pm to 7 pm
- Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to 4 pm
- Sunday, May 19, starting at 7 am