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City of Astoria, Oregon


Run on the River 2020

Our 7th annual Astoria Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company is May 17, 2020. Join us for the half marathon, 10k or 5k on the beautiful Astoria Riverwalk.

Run on the River 2019 was amazing even with a temporary Riverwalk Detour. The 2020 race will also contend with construction on the even streets, but this race has always been able to adapt to changes along the Riverwalk!  

More about the 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 at least through 2020. Its a hick-up for us, but is very important for the City of Astoria and the Riverwalk.

In October 2018, the City of Astoria and Oregon Department of Transportation began a two year project to repair the waterfront bridges along the Riverwalk. In 2020  the bridge structures located at the even numbered streets (6th, 8th,10th, 12th and 14th) 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 next year’s race to incorporate the detour. The start and finish lines, as well as the celebration, will be held on 7th street at Buoy Beer.

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


Click here to link to Run on the River registration.


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


Packet pick up will begin the Friday evening prior to the race just outside Buoy Beer Company (7th 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 15, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 16, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, Starting at 7:00 AM


Sunday, May 17, 2020
The start and finish location for each race is at Buoy Beer at 7th 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


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.

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


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).


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:






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Ginger Nealon has been with Astoria Parks and Recreation’s Fitness Division since July of 2018. She gets rave reviews from her Core, Yoga and Stability Circuits attendees and has been described by her class as “aware, patient and fun to follow.” Ginger is talented in an array of different fitness disciplines and is an absolute asset to our entire Department. We all appreciate her consistency and friendly and motivating attitude. Thank you so much, Ginger!



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