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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Run on the River 2019

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Our 6th annual Astoria Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company is May 19, 2019. Join us for the half marathon, 10k or 5k on the beautiful Astoria Riverwalk.

Run on the River 2019 is ramping up to be just as impressive, however we have a new obstacle to contend with this year: a temporary Riverwalk Detour.

Temporary Course Detour

Due to construction on the Riverwalk scheduled through the end of May, Run on the River will be detoured from the course on the Riverwalk beginning at the 6th Street platform to 14th Street. This will temporarily deem the newly certified half marathon course uncertified for the next two years. Its a hick-up for us, but is very important for the City of Astoria and the Riverwalk.

In October, the City of Astoria and Oregon Department of Transportation began a two year project to repair the waterfront bridges along the Riverwalk. This year the bridge structures located at the odd numbered streets (7th St, 9th St and 11th St) will be under construction. During this time the Riverwalk is closed to thru pedestrian traffic.

If the project maintains its anticipated schedule, the completion of the first phase will be on the last weekend in May. While we would love to wait and see and hope that the project wraps-up two weeks early, were planning this year’s race to incorporate the detour. The start and finish lines, as well as the celebration, will be held on 8th street at Buoy Beer.

Check here for updates and changes or follow Run on the River on:

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REGISTER

Click here to link to Run on the River registration.

VOLUNTEERS

Want to get involved?  Sign up to Volunteer with us for Run on the River

PRE-RACE

Packet pick up will begin the Friday evening prior to the race just outside Buoy Beer Company (1 - 8th Street, in Astoria). Packets will include your preassigned race bib with food/beverage voucher and t-shirt. Fernhill Glass will provide information about personalized medal engraving after the race. 

Packet Pick up times
Friday, May 17, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, Starting at 7:00 AM

RACE DAY INFO

Sunday, May 19, 2019
The start and finish location for each race is at Buoy Beer at 8th Street.

Parking Limited parking is available at this location but you may park in the DHS parking lot (450 Marine Drive) or at the Aquatic Center (1997 Marine Drive).

Race start times
8:30 AM - Half Marathon Walkers
9:00 AM - Half Marathon
10:00 AM - 10k
11:00 AM - 5k
NOON-ish - Kids Fun Run (Between Buoy Beer and 6th Street Platform)

ROUTE

Click here for race routes and keys with placement of bathrooms and aid stations.

Please be advised
This is a PARTIALLY closed course. There may be other runners/walkers/bikers along the Riverwalk.
Identifiable volunteers will be on hand to help direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the few crossings, particularly on the west end.
Five aid stations will be available along the entire half marathon course (which includes the 10K and 5K routes). The stations will offer Aquafina and snacks donated by our sponsor, the Astoria Co-op. 
Run with care! You will be running across trestles, uneven surfaces, and trolley tracks which can be slick especially when wet (and it "sometimes" rains in Astoria!). Please watch your footing at all times.

Results
We’ll be announcing and posting results as they happen and you'll be able to pick up a printed ticket with your time at the finish line. After the race you can also click back here for your Race Results

POST RACE

Buoy Beer will be hosting post-race food and drink between 11 AM and 1 PM, and the award ceremonies at 12 PM right next to the start/finish area outside Buoy Beer Co. Runners and volunteers will receive a seafood boil lunch and beverage. Have your ID handy if you plan to have a beer. We'll have NA and GF beverage options too. Please let the server know if you've requested a vegetarian/GF/alternate meal.

*Additional beverage and meal tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Drink: $5 Food: $15 (while supplies last).

AWARDS

Half Marathon Finishers
Overall first place male/female finishers will receive $200.
Overall second place male/female finishers will receive $100.
Overall third place male/female finishers will receive $50.
Age division winners, first through third place, will receive a water bottle.

10k & 5k Finishers
Overall first, second and third place female/male finisher will receive a gift certificate.
Age division winners, first through third place, will receive a water bottle.

Thank you for participating in the 6th Annual Run on the River Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. We hope you have a great time, and please feel free to contact us with any Questions: runontheriver.astoria@gmail.com

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

  

 


 

Employee
of the
Month

 

Erin has been with the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department for 9 years – and she is one of the most approachable, kind, hardworking, accountable, and passionate individual that we have the honor of working with. In 2011, Erin became the Recreation Coordinator of  Lil’ Sprouts Academy, which she has nurtured to become a widely sought after child care and preschool program. She manages an unbelievably talented team, and has developed fantastic relationships with our Sprouts families.

Most notably, Erin recently spearheaded a campaign to declare “The Week of the Young Child” in Astoria, which celebrated preschool age children, their families, and highlighted the importance of early childhood education. Everyday she proves herself to be an asset to not just our department, but to our community.

 
 
 

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