Schedule of Events

Monday, May 1, 2017

Registration opens online for the Great Columbia Crossing, held on October 15, 2017. Registration closes when a maximum capacity of 3,500 participants in reached. There is NO race day registration. Click on our Registration Page for additional information or to register.

Tuesday, September 5

Complimentary registration forms (provided to sponsors) are void after this date. Click on our Registration Page for more information about complimentary registration forms.

Thursday, October 12 - Saturday, October 14

Packet pick up runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at 111 West Marine Drive in Astoria. Click on our Packet Pick Up Page for the full schedule of packet pick up times and dates.

Clam Buck Dates TBD

Clam bucks are good for one week at participating Chamber businesses. Click on the Clam Bucks Page to see the list of participating businesses to date.

Sunday, October 15 - RACE DAY

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

We keep a very tight schedule on race day to ensure our event starts and finishes on time, per our agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation and other permitting organizations. We ask that you familiarize yourself with the following schedule and arrive on time. You risk missing the race if you arrive too late on race day.

6:00 to 7:00 a.m.

Last-minute packet pick up continues at the Port of Astoria prior to the event at the foot of Basin Street in Astoria. Packet pick up is NOT available at the Port of Chinook. Click on our Packet Pick Up Page for the full schedule of packet pick up times and dates.

6:30 a.m.

Shuttle buses begin departures from:
- Port of Astoria: located in the large empty lot at the foot of Basin Street at the Port of Astoria. Parking is offered a couple of blocks away from the loading. Participants without a bib, included in your packet, WILL NOT be allowed on a shuttle bus and WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the 10k. If you are caught with a fraudulent bib or without a bib, you will be cited and banned from future Great Columbia Crossing events.

6:30 a.m.

Musical entertainment begins at Dismal Nitch!

7:00 a.m.

All participants with strollers (collapsible strollers only) load shuttle bus in Astoria. We ask for your cooperation since we allow youngsters (8 and younger) to participate free of charge, yet their strollers often take up considerable space on the shuttle buses. Thank you for your help!

7:30 a.m.

Shuttle buses begin departures from:
- Port of Chinook: turn off Water or Olympia Streets and follow signs for GCX parking. No packet pickup allowed at the Port of Chinook. Participants without a bib, included in your packet, WILL NOT be allowed on a shuttle bus and WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the 10k. If you are caught with a fraudulent bib or without a bib, you will be cited and banned from future Great Columbia Crossing events.

7:30 a.m.

All participants in Astoria MUST be in line for a shuttle bus. Participants will be counted and directed toward a specific bus at this point. Participants in line after this time ARE NOT guaranteed a shuttle bus ride to participate in the race.

8:00 a.m.

Last shuttle bus departs Astoria. (Participants in line after 7:30 a.m. ARE NOT guaranteed a shuttle bus ride to participate in the race.)

8:00 a.m.

"Gear Check" clothing drop-off begins at Dismal Nitch. You must write your bib number on the plastic bag provided to you at the "Gear Check" area. Items that are not picked up at the end of the event are your responsibility to recover.

8:15 a.m.

Last shuttle bus departs Port of Chinook.

8:30 a.m.

One lane of traffic is closed on the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Drivers will follow pilot car across the bridge until after 11:00 a.m. Drivers should expect 20-30 minutes delays.

8:45 a.m.

Runners and all participants with chip timing start!!!

9:00 a.m.

Walkers start!!!

11:00 a.m.

Both lanes of traffic will open on the Astoria-Megler Bridge. If you are unable to finish with the two hour time limit, you will be picked up by a “sweeper” bus.

11:00 a.m.

Awards ceremony will begin promptly at the finish line at the Port of Astoria near the bleachers for top three finishers in all age/gender/overall categories.

11:00 a.m.

Shuttle bus service from the Port of Astoria (finish line) to the Port of Chinook parking lot.

11:45 a.m.

Last shuttle bus service from the Port of Astoria (finish line) to the Port of Chinook parking lot.