Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10KSaturday, September 17, 2016 | 8:00am
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 8:00am Start
Bridge of the Goddess – Destination Columbia River Gorge-ous!
Gorge-ous course departs from the deck of Bridge of the Gods and spiritsyou away from it all on the historic Columbia River Highway Trail. If the inclines don’t take your breath away, the views from on high surely will. Supported and safe course is a great training run for fall marathons or a destination unto itself. All Goddesses get a chance to try a pair HOKA ONE ONE running/walking shoes – you will LOVE them!! Portland Running Company will be hosting a Goddess Training Run so get ready to feel awesome in a pair of Hoka’s!
NOTE: No doggies or strollers allowed on course.
Get your GODDESS on! Easy scenic drive from Portland or Hood River. Come see the amazing Columbia River Gorge! The Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10K won’t dissappoint! We will begin in the town of Cascade Locks, OR on the Bridge of the Gods. Once we leave The Bridge of the Gods we will make our way onto the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail for an out and back. This course is challenging and amazingly beautiful, well-supported and safe from traffic. A great training run or walk for a fall marathon. Ferns, moss-covered rocks, waterfalls and delicate, shaded wildflowers flank the paved trail. Several U.S. Forest Service trails intersect this segment of the trail including the Pacific Crest Trail. Note: This segment has a staircase about 3 miles west of Cascade Locks. The stairs are a part of our course so be prepared to take these steps going out and coming back. This historical trail is where motorists on old U.S. Highway 30 once crept around curves high along the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge. This trail is amazingly beautiful and a albeit a bit hilly in places the incline most likely won’t be what stops you, it will be the views. Upon your return to Cascade Locks you will finish in Marine Park where the finish line festivities will begin with both food, beer and music. Celebrate your adventure with the Goddesses along the shores of the beautiful Columbia River – nothing like it! What a starting line!! You will park at Marine Park in Cascade Locks, OR and walk a half mile to the center of the Bridge of the Gods. The Bridge of the Gods will be closed at 7:30am for staging and photo opportunities so arrive early and enjoy the scenery! You don’t want to arrive late and not be able to drive into Cascade Locks because of the bridge closure. Plan to arrive by 6:45am and please carpool.
Awards + Band = Post Race Toga Party + Beer Garden
Age group awards will be given 3 deep in each category. Overall winners will receive a hand-made head wreath.
Goddess Costumes – So many ways to dress up like a GODDESS!! What is yours?
Dress the part and win! A $100 gift card to Portland Running Company will be given to the best costume at the race. Head wreaths, gold cuffs, toga dress, you decide! Get in touch with YOUR inner Goddess and win!
Goddess In Training Hoodies on sale now!
An important sponsor for us ladies – Bridgeview Women’s Health
Bridgeview Women’s Health is an all-women OB/GYN practice in Northwest Portland. We come from all over the country, but the majority of us trained in Obstetrics & Gynecology at OHSU. We enjoy meeting patients from all over Oregon, the United States, and the world. Our patients are diverse in culture and ethnicity. Our primary goal is to help you achieve your maximum lifelong health with special attention to your needs at this point in your life, and we strive to present you with as many options possible to allow you to individualize your goals for lifelong health and wellness.
The Port of Cascade Locks:
A huge thank you to the Port of Cascade Locks and the City of Cascade Locks for hosting us Goddesses! Cascade Locks is an amazing place and has welcomed us with open arms. The Port is a great place to host weddings, events, functions or even grow businesses. Contact them anytime to see how you can create something spectactular! The Port of Cascade Locks is a business-friendly engine for economic development.
Operation GODDESS Food/Supply Drop: Donations to the Cascade Locks Food Bank:
We will be collecting donations for the Cascade Locks Food Bank at Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10K. Please bring your canned food to Marine Park before, during or after the race. Cash donations will also be collected. The Bridge of the Goddess will be donating a portion of it’s proceeds to this amazing cause!
Positive Impact On Community:
We are choosy about where we develop our events. We want to make a positive impact on the area we run and walk. We support The Port of Cascade Locks, The City of Cascade Locks and the surrounding cities including Skamania and Hood River. We support local groups, clubs and businesses and hope you will too!
Things to do in the Columbia River Gorge:
Registration is limited to the first 1500 Goddesses that sign up to run or walk The Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon/10K. All runners and walkers will be treated like Goddesses.
- Amazing, well marked course, stairs included
- Technical Race T-shirt
- Chip timing
- Finisher Necklace
- Logo’d tote/backpack
- Pre race goodies including coffee from Peet’s Coffee
- Great post race party in Marine Park including amazing live music!
- Beer Garden by Rogue FIRST BEER FREE!!
- Great awards, prizes and giveaways
- Chance to be a Goddess for a day!
Fees By Volume:
Day of Race Registration Fee: $99. (shirts may not be available to those that register at the race.)
Half Marathon or 10K fees are the same. Both races include all of the above and you can transfer from one distance to another if you like for free until one week before the race. Please email paula to change distance.
NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR DEFERMENTS. Please purchase the race insurance during the online registration process if you may need a refund.
*you may transfer your registration to another person for a $25 transfer fee online. Please go to your online active.com account.
Online registration is now available through race day! Please bring your bib# in to packet pick up from the confirmation page. Confirmations will be updated periodically. You may pick up a friend’s packet please bring their bib# from the confirmation page. If you register the same day you pick up your packet just come in and we will look up your bib#.
3 days and 3 ways to pick up your packet:
- Friday, September 15, 2017 – Portland Running Company – Eastside Downtown 10-3p
- Saturday, September 16, 201 – Toll House Park at the foot of the Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, OR 6:30am-7:45am
Directions to Cascade Locks can be found here. Once you arrive into the City of Cascade Locks you will be directed where to park. You will be parking in Marine Park or in Cascade School and parking volunteers will direct you. You will need to walk 3/4 mile to the Bridge where the race starts. Gear check, portable bathrooms, coffee and packet pick up are all located at the foot of the bridge on the Oregon Side. Street parking is available but limited. Please do not park in local retail parking lots. Parking is free but limited so please carpool.
Park and walk ten minutes to the Bridge.
Once you arrive and park you may pick up your race packet at the foot of the Bridge of the Gods. You will need to park and then walk 3/4 mile to the staging area at the foot of the bridge where you will find packet pick up, portable bathrooms, gear check and Peet’s Coffee. Look for the packet pick up/Registration signs. Volunteers will be there to assist you. We will have water, Glukos and Peet’s coffee along with other goodies to start your morning out right. Please give youself plenty of time to walk to the starting line on the Bridge of the Gods. The Bridge is closed to traffic beginning at 7:30am and the race starts promptly at 8:00am and 8:15 for the second wave.
Thank you for not entering the bridge until your wave start.
Half Marathon 8:00am start
10K 8:15am start
We will store your gear while you are running or walking the race and keep it safe for you until you return. Thank you for collecting your bag upon your return. NOTE: Cash and ID are needed for the beer garden located at the finish line in Marine Park. Please use the gear check tag on the bottom of your race number and zip tie to the backpack given to you at packet pick up. Zip tie will be in your goodie bag.
The Finish area is family friendly. A play ground, Thunder Island and amazing views from Marine Park will keep you entertained. Marine Park is also home to the famous Sternwheeler – check them out while you are in the park!