2024 Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk

Sunday, October 13, 2024 in Astoria, OR at Astoria-Megler Bridge


  • 10K Run/Walk (chip-timed)
    Limited to 3,500 participants.

    » $45.00 Registration (through 9/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $50.00 Late Registration (9/3 at 12:00 AM US/Pacific through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)

    Long sleeve event t-shirts, in cotton and polyester styles, can be purchased for an additional $20 each. BONUS: Pre-order t-shirts now through July 7th to save $5.
    Register one or more individuals


  • Child 10K Run/Walk (not chip-timed)
    Limit two children (ages 10 and under) per paid adult transaction code.

    » FREE Kids under age 10 (through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    Register up to two kids


  • Virtual 10K Run/Walk
    Run your own 10k race, on your own course, at your own time, and post your results in the Results Portal between October 13-31.

    » $35.00 Registration Includes t-shirt, finisher medal & packet mailing (through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)

    More Information
    This registration does not provide access to the race course or Astoria-Megler Bridge.
    Register for the Virtual 10K


  • Current Registered Participant Add-on Options
    Passcode Required. Must already be registered for the event and verify Q number on step 2. This category DOES NOT include a race registration.

    » $15.00 Add Shirt - Select your size during registration (through 7/7 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $15.00 Add Mailing of Packet to Existing Registration (through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
    » $20.00 Add Race Day Packet Pickup to Existing Registration (through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)

    These add-ons must be approved by the race director. Please email events@oldoregon.com to make sure your registration has been updated successfully.

    Current Registered Participant Add-on Options


  • Comp Code Users - 10K Run/Walk (chip-timed)

    » $45.00 Registration (through 9/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)



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Event Overview

See the Astoria-Megler Bridge from a whole new perspective!

This epic event, headquartered in Astoria, Oregon, gives participants once-a-year access to cross the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Whether you’re an experienced runner or looking for a family-friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K appeals to everyone.

The 2024 race will cap at 3,500 in-person participants and there is no waitlist. Register as early as possible to guarantee your spot.

The race course offers participants scenic views of the mouth of the river and marine activity below. Competitive racers will be allowed to start ahead of the walkers and those wishing to take in the scenery. After crossing the finish line, participants can head into the historic town of Astoria, Oregon to fuel up with coastal fare and local craft brews as the morning fog starts to lift.

More detailed event information is available on our race website, www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com.

Registration

Event participants MUST pre-register for the event to participate. Please select from the following registration options.

10K Run/Walk (chip-timed)
» $45.00 Registration (6/4 at 7:00 AM US/Pacific through 9/2 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
» $50.00 Late Registration (9/3 at 12:00 AM US/Pacific through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
*Includes a race bib with chip timing, free parking with shuttle bus service to the start of the race (Dismal Nitch Rest Area, Washington), finish line refreshments and water, and five to ten Clam Bucks worth $1 each at participating businesses. Custom-designed 2024 finisher medals will be handed out on race day at the finish line.
*Long sleeve event t-shirts, in cotton and polyester styles, can be purchased for an additional $20 each. BONUS: Pre-order t-shirts now through July 7th and save $5.

Child 10K Run/Walk (not chip-timed)
» FREE Kids under age 10 (6/4 at 7:00 AM US/Pacific through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
*Children under 10 (as of race day) must be registered to participate.
*Limit two children (ages 10 and under) per paid adult transaction code.
*This registration option does NOT include chip timing. If your child under 10 wants chip timing, please purchase a standard in-person registration.

Virtual 10K Run/Walk
» $35.00 Registration Includes t-shirt, finisher medal & packet mailing (6/4 at 7:00 AM US/Pacific through 10/9 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
*Run your own 10k race, on your own course, at your own time, and post your results in the Results Portal between October 13-31.
*This registration does not provide access to the race course or Astoria-Megler Bridge.

Optional Add-Ons:
Long sleeve t-shirt - $15 (through July 7th), $20 (July 8th and later)
Packet mailing (per paid registrant) - $15
Race day packet pickup - $20

Please Note: Every minor (age 17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times during the event.

Please Note: GetMeRegistered charges processing fees, in addition to the registration costs listed above. Click here for fee information.

For more information, visit the FAQ page on our event website.

Course Information & Notice of Road Closures

The Astoria-Megler Bridge will once again be fully open to runners/walkers and closed to vehicles during the event. Washington SR 401 will also be closed during the start of the race.

All participants must take a shuttle to the starting area at Dismal Nitch Rest Area. There is no parking at the starting line. Shuttles operate from Astoria, Oregon and Chinook, Washington.

During the event, the Astoria-Megler Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic to add safety for participants, volunteers and others helping on the bridge. The closure will occur for approximately 2.5 hours during the event, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Washington SR 401 will also be closed during the start of the race while participants get from starting area to the bridge.

Non-event travelers are encouraged to take a little more time that morning before checking out of their hotels. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, shop, and explore before hitting the road to avoid delays and traffic congestion around the bridge.

Important Dates

June 4: Registration opens for in-person and virtual event
September 3: Deadline for Virtual 10K Run/Walk registration
September 3: Deadline to select race packet mailing option
September 3: Deadline to select race day (10/13) packet pick-up option
September 3: Late registration (fee increases to $50)
September 25: Packet mailing (optional purchase) will be fulfilled in mid-September - packets will leave our office via USPS by this date
October 10-12: Packet pickup at chamber office (111 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103)
October 13: Race day (in-person)
October 13-31: Virtual 10K participant results portal open

Packet Pickup and Mailing Options

Mail: Skip the packet pickup line and have your race packet mailed to you for $15 (must select this option by September 3rd). If you opt for packet mailing during registration, there is no requirement to attend packet pickup. If you selected packet mailing, you should receive your packet via USPS by September 25th.

Packet Pick up: If you do not opt to have your packet shipped, packets will be available for pick up in-person at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce in the days leading up to the race. You may pick up for family members or friends.
Participants will be required to choose a packet pick-up time slot during online registration:
Thursday, Oct. 10: 12 to 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12: 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
RACE DAY, Sunday, Oct. 13: 6 to 7 a.m.
*Please note that there will be an additional $20 convenience fee if you choose to pick-up your packet the morning of the race, Sunday (10/13), near the Basin Street shuttle loading area.

Race packets include:
* unique bib number with timing chip (no chip for free child registrants)
* safety pins
* 5-10 Clam Bucks to spend at participating local businesses
* race day reminders card
* long sleeve t-shirt (if purchased)

If you have any questions regarding packet pickup and mailing options, please contact events@oldoregon.com or (503) 325-6311 for further assistance.

Shirt


Optional: Long sleeve event t-shirts, in cotton and polyester styles, can be purchased for an additional $20 each. BONUS: Pre-order t-shirts through July 7th and save $5.

2024's event shirts will be long sleeve purple shirts available in two fabric choices:

100% Cotton Shirt is a classic heavyweight 6-ounce ultra cotton with rib knit cuffs. (same brand/style we've offered at previous events)

100% Polyester Shirt is a lightweight 3.8-ounce poly blend that is roomy, highly breathable, and moisture-wicking. (same brand/style as last year's event)

Shirts come in adult/unisex and youth sizes. Shirt selection may vary based on availability. Click here to view size chart for the shirts

*Pre-order your t-shirt by August 6th to guarantee size/style preference. T-shirts are available for participants to purchase at packet pickup and the finish line, but options are limited. Any remaining shirts will be available for purchase at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center after race day.

Parking & Shuttles on Race Morning

We keep a very tight schedule on race day to ensure our event starts and finishes on time, per our agreement with the Oregon & Washington State Departments of Transportation and other permitting organizations.

There is NO parking or drop off of race participants at the starting line. Everyone must take a shuttle.

We have five locations for participants to park and catch a shuttle to the starting area.

Please review the event parking and shuttle information on our website: www.oldoregon.com/the-great-columbia-crossing-10k/event-parking/

Prohibitions

NEW in 2024 Starting this year, each participant is allowed to bring one bag with dimensions no larger than 12" x 12" x 6". Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items or single compartment diaper bags (child must be present). Prepare your race items accordingly. For participant safety, your bag will be subject to search by local law enforcement during the event.

NO PETS are allowed on the shuttle buses or on the course.
Service animals are trained working animals, NOT pets. Please contact us to make arrangements if you will be accompanied by a service animal or need other special accommodations due to a disability. We want to ensure you have the best possible Great Columbia Crossing experience, but we need your help to do so.

NO DRONES or UAS are allowed on the course by participants AND spectators. The majority of the course is located in a FAA NO DRONE ZONE. We also want to keep all participants safe from potential falling hazard as the wind and weather conditions can be unpredictable on our course.

NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES are allowed on the course except for medical emergency or event officials.

Failure to comply will result in expulsion from this and future AWACC events.

Sponsors

The Great Columbia Crossing is made possible due to the generosity of the event's Presenting Sponsor, CMH-OHSU Health Cardiology Clinic. Columbia Memorial Hospital, in collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University, provides comprehensive care for a range of heart health and heart disease prevention needs here in our community.

Supporting sponsors include:
• Race Recovery Snack Sponsor: Gimre's Shoes
• Gear Check Sponsor: North Coast Runner's Supply
• Shuttle Sponsor: Coast Auto Repair
• Mile Marker 6 Sponsor: Coastal Family Health Clinic

Registration Comparison

Participation Waiver

By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows: In consideration of my entry, I myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waive, release and discharge any and all rights, claims or damages against Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, Oregon and Washington State Departments of Transportation & Transportation Commissions, Oregon State Police, Washington State Patrol, City of Astoria, City of Warrenton, City of Seaside, Clatsop and Pacific Counties, Port of Astoria, Port of Chinook, Astoria School District, and their employees, and any participating sponsors, municipalities, contractors and any and all participating directors, employees and agents of such parties for any and all injuries in any manner arising or resulting from my participation and/or any underage children in my care participating in this event.

I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this event, that participation in a road race/walk is a potentially hazardous activity, that I assume those risks, that I will assume and pay my own medical expenses in the event of an accident, illness or other incapacity, and that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event.

I grant permission to all the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I understand and agree that full race results will be posted online after the event. I understand that my race bib is unique to me and that transferring my bib to another person is not allowed.

• I agree to, & understand, that there are no refunds/transfers for any purchases made associated with the event, for any reason, including cancellation of the event.
• In-Person Participants: I agree to, & understand, that each race participant may only bring one bag (max dimensions 12" x 12" x 6"). For participant safety, bags are subject to search by local law enforcement during the event.
• In-Person Participants: I agree to, & understand, that NO PETS and NO DRONES are allowed on the shuttles and race course at any time.
• In-Person Participants: I agree to, & understand, that the violation of any race or failure to obey the instructions of any race official may result in being banned from future events.
• By accepting this waiver, I acknowledge that I have / will review all the information on the event website, registration page and sent in pre-race communication emails prior to coming to the event.
• I AGREE TO, & UNDERSTAND, ALL RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE 2024 GREAT COLUMBIA CROSSING 10K RUN/WALK.

Questions?

Please visit our event website to familiarize yourself with more event details including our FAQ page, race day schedule, and more.
www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com

By registering, for this event, you acknowledge that you have / will review all the information on the event website, registration page and sent in pre-race communication emails prior to coming to the event.

For event-related questions not answered here or on our website, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page to email our team.


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