Run On The River - 2021

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Astoria, OR at 8th Street Platform by Buoy Beer Company

    Make your $10 donation to participate. Prizes & Food donation bins available Nov. 21, 24 & 25 from 7:30a - 5p at Aquatic Center

    » enter your contribution on step 2
    Gobbler Gallop Donation

  • Half Marathon
    Due to Covid-19 this event may be virtual or have staggered starts to ensure participant safety.

    » $95.00 Registration (through 3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $105.00 Registration (3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 5/13 at 9:44 AM US/Pacific)
    Half Marathon Registration

  • 10K
    Due to Covid-19 this event may be virtual or have staggered starts to ensure participant safety.

    » $65.00 Registration (through 3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $75.00 Registration (3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 5/10 at 4:47 PM US/Pacific)
    10K Registration

  • 5K
    Due to Covid-19 this event may be virtual or have staggered starts to ensure participant safety.

    » $50.00 Registration (through 3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $60.00 Registration (3/31 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific through 5/9 at 1:54 PM US/Pacific)
    5K Registration

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Join us for the Gobbler Gallop for Leftovers Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Astoria Parks Recreation and Community Foundation and the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department are keeping this yearly tradition alive. While we can’t gather together this Thanksgiving morning, we can still celebrate together virtually.

HOW: It’s simple! Make a $10 donation on the Run on the River registration site to sign up for this Virtual Run.

OR Drop off canned goods for the Food Bank at the Aquatic Center.

WHAT YOU GET: Who doesn't love Leftovers! As with every Thanksgiving, we too have leftovers: Run on the River and Gobbler Gallop t-shirts, plus finisher’s medals! Think about that favorite shirt you wore until it fell apart – now you can replace it!

WHERE: Due to Covid-19, this event will be a virtual event completed in the comfort of your own neighborhood or community. We will also provide the video of the Run on the River 5K route to run in the comfort of your own home. The Parks Department will be marking a Route on the Riverwalk for locals or visitors to follow (but you can run whatever course you want) at a safe time that works best for you. Participate anywhere/anytime during Thanksgiving week. Post your results to the Run on the River Facebook page or email your results to Race Staff. Posting your results is just for fun and not required.

WHEN: Thanksgiving week beginning November 21 through November 29

WHO: Participants are strongly encouraged to participate safely and within your personal social bubble as part of your Thanksgiving Celebration. Your participation will be helping those who need assistance this holiday season and in the future.

LEFTOVERS PICKUP & FOOD DONATION DROP OFF: Leftovers will be provided locally, contact-free at the Aquatic Center. You’ll get your pick of the available overstock of the last 7 Run on the River races plus Gobbler Gallop and more. While you are picking up your leftovers you can also drop off your Food Bank Donations in the same location.
Prizes and Food donation bins will be available November 21, 24 and 25 from 7:30am-5pm

NOT LOCAL? We’ll send you your swag. We just ask that your donation also include $8 for shipping. Event staff will contact you to get your shirt size and preference (if available).

Donations may also be made on the APRCF website (if you are not local please let us know your shirt size and what address to send your shirt and medal to).

This Thanksgiving we are so grateful to all of you who have helped to support families in our community to access health and wellness! We appreciate you!

Check out your highlights from last year!

Run on the River - Virtual

The VIRTUAL Run on the River Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and our local sponsors is May 16, 2021! We're planning to be Virtual due to Covid-19 but will open up other options if they become available.

You don't want to miss out on this great event. The best part is that all proceeds go to fund Astoria Parks and Recreation scholarships so that children and families in the area can access health and wellness opportunities through Parks and Recreation.

Check this site for updates.

Thank you for signing up and for supporting our Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation fundraiser this year. We are thrilled to provide our registered participants a $20 voucher from Buoy Beer Co, a fun race t-shirt and our signature glass medal. You'll also receive a link to the 'Run-a-long the Columbia River Video' which is customized for each race length and led by a couple of our amazing local runners.

We will miss you all on race day but hope that you will share the photos of your run and will brag about your swag once it arrives. Let's all celebrate this very unique accomplishment together - virtually.

The VIRTUAL RUN can be accomplished in the comfort of your own home or on your favorite route in your community while maintaining your 6-foot personal space bubble in order to accomplish responsible social distancing. We’ll send you a Run on the River 2021 t-shirt, a finisher’s medal, and a voucher to be redeemed at Buoy Beer Co. You will also receive a HUGE thanks for helping us provide future scholarships for kids’ swim lessons and youth sports.

We look forward to seeing your Virtual Run highlights on social media. #runontheriver #virtualrun

Thank you for being a part of our amazing community of runners and volunteers and most of all for helping us raise funds in our community. We can not do this without you.

Virtual Kids Run

The Kids Fun Run is FREE and you can buy the kids multi-color tie-dye shirts at registration. We'll email a Kids Run bib to be printed out at home for our youngest participants.


After all the packets go out we'll be raffling two Buoy Beer Co. Swag Prizes to participants who post results and photos of their run and swag.
@runontheriver @buoybeer #runontheriver and #virtualrun

Posting Results

Eclectic Edge will be compiling your results and you'll be able to start uploading your time beginning May 10. There is no set time frame to complete your run. Pick a time when you feel good and when your route is clear.

*Post Your Results at:

*There is no obligation to upload your time. If you have an active registration you will receive your finishers medal and swag.
*Share photos and video of your run. It isn't a requirement but you will be entered into our raffle contest. Post to Facebook and Instagram or send them to us via email to post.
@runontheriver, @buoybeer #runontheriver and #virtualrun

Packet Pickup

Packet pick up or mailing details will be provided prior to the event.

Astoria Parks Recreation and Community Foundation

Run on the River is a fundraiser hosted by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation, sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and supported by local businesses. The intention is to raise money for scholarships for individuals and families to utilize health and wellness programs provided by Astoria Parks and Recreation. Proceeds from Run on the River contributed to scholarships for furloughed Coast Guard families, youth swimming lessons, family fitness memberships and team sports registrations. Thank you for your support!

Check out highlights from 2019

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