Cascade Locks, Ore. | Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
A stunningly beautiful run among the Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon-Washington state line, where you’re likely to see runners dressed as toga-clad goddesses in honor of the namesake bridge. You’ll start the run on the Bridge of the Gods, a massive steel truss cantilever bridge that also serves as a river crossing for a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, and from there head onto the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, today a paved trail for cyclists, hikers and runners along Old Highway 30 that snaked through the mountains here, overlooking the river. You’ll finish the race in Marine Park, where you’ll get to take in a breathtaking view from a distance of the bridge where you began the race.
$65 and up
Words to run by
“Here I am, where I am supposed to be.”
“To set sail somewhere is more important than life itself.”
— Isak Dinesen