Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10KSaturday, September 14, 2019 | 8:00am
Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10K is an amazing race that offers a unique opportunity to start atop the Bridge of the Gods in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge.
WHAT: Amazing destination race with views galore. Distances include the half marathon (13.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles). Get your Goddess on and let us pamper you with an amazing race, lunch, beer, live music with HIT MACHINE, sisterhood, and of course an amazing FINISHER MEDAL that you will wear all year long!
WHERE: Gorge-ous course departs from the deck of Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks, Oregon and spirits you away from it all on the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail.
WHEN: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 – 8:00 am Start
WHY: To find your inner Goddess!! Remember: If the inclines don’t take your breath away, the views from on high surely will. Our well-supported and safe course is a great training event for fall marathons or as a destination unto itself.
Results and Photos
The Finish Area is family friendly. Marine Park has a great playground, an island (Thunder Island), and amazing views that will keep you entertained. Marine Park is also home to the famous Sternwheeler – check it all out while you are in the park!
Packet Pick Up: Pre-Event and Day of Event
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP:
Thursday, September 12th 10am-3pm, Portland Running Company in Beaverton:
10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008, (503)524-7570
Friday, September 13th 10am-3pm, Portland Running Company Grand Ave (Portland)
800 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214, (503)232-8077
Day of Event Check in: ALL RACES START AT 8AM
When you arrive in Cascade Locks, please follow parking signs and directions to Marine Park. After parking you will have a short walk to the starting area in toll House Park near The Bridge of the Gods.
Saturday, September 14th, 6:30AM, Toll House Park, Cascade Locks, OR (Please note: There is no parking at Toll House Park)
Once you arrive, 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 coffee. Look for the packet pick up/Registration signs. Volunteers will be there to assist you. We will have water, Gatorade Endurance, and coffee along with other goodies. Start your morning out right with a treat from Dave’s Killer Bread! Please allow 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.
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.
GEAR CHECK: We will store your gear while you are running or walking the race and keep it safe for you during the event. Thank you for collecting your bag upon your return to Marine Park. NOTE: Cash and ID are needed for the beer garden located at the finish line in Marine Park. Please affix the gear check tag from your bib number to the drawstring of your backpack. A zip tie will be provided in your goodie bag.
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 disappoint! 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. 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 albeit a bit hilly in places. The incline will most likely not 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 food, beer and live music from Hit Machine. Celebrate your adventure with the Goddesses along the shores of the beautiful Columbia River – nothing like it! What a starting line! What a finish line!
Parking is available at Marine Park in Cascade Locks, OR. We strongly suggest carpooling. After a short half mile warm up walk, Goddesses will find themselves on 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! There will be delays beginning at 7:30AM in Cascade Locks because of the bridge closure. For a smooth and enjoyable morning, plan to arrive by 6:45am.
The awards ceremony will take place in Marine Park after the race. Great atmosphere and music will be awaiting your arrival. Rogue Ales and Spirits will be hosting an awesome beer garden along with delicious burgers and garden burgers.
Age group awards will be given 3 deep in each category. Overall winners will be announced and will receive a special award directly form Paula.
All finishers receive this beautiful Bridge of the Goddess Finisher Medal replacing the finisher necklace of years past. If you are interested in purchasing a necklace please go to www.runmollyrun.com.
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!
A special 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! Thank you to all of the Goddesses that donated to FISH last year during devastating forest fires. Together we raised enough money to help those that were evacuated from their homes providing them with food and items they needed. We also assisted in feeding the Firefighters that were fighting the fires for weeks. The Goddesses DELIVERED not only adjusting to our venue change but with heart and soul and community. Thank you. Really.
Things to do in the Columbia River Gorge:
NOTE: No doggies or strollers allowed on course. Course open for 4 hours.