Sports Briefs for Aug. 22

Community Bridge Walk Aug. 29

The Port of Cascade Locks will again partner with the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) and the Friends of the Columbia Gorge to host a free Community Bridge Walk on the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks. On Saturday, August 29, the public is invited to stroll the Bridge of the Gods to enjoy the scenery of the Gorge from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The bridge will be temporarily closed to cars. The usual pedestrian toll of 50 cents will be waived during this closure. Participants should gather in Toll Booth Park across from Bridgeside Restaurant (formerly Char Burger). In 2014, about 500 people participated in the walk and increased attendance is expected this year. This opportunity is open to all people, though it is not recommended for young children. Dogs are prohibited. Participants should park in the Marine Park lots, Cascade Locks School lots, or along Wa Na Pa Street. The Community Bridge Walk is hosted in cooperation with the 9th Annual PCT Days event hosted by Outdoor Viewfinder in the Cascade Locks Marine Park August 28-30. With over 60 exhibiting sponsors and overnight tent camping on Thunder Island, PCT Days is now the largest outdoor gear expo in the Pacific NW. For more info, visit

Post Canyon 50K results

The Post Canyon 50K/Half Marathon was held last Saturday, where participants had the choice of running either race on forest roads in the vicinity of Kingsley Reservoir. The overall race winner for the half marathon was Perrin Smith of Portland, who finished in 1 hour, 51 minutes, 6 seconds. The top female finisher and second finisher overall was Kerri Lyons of Forest Grove, (1:55:43). Top finisher from the Gorge was Hood River’s Dustin Welch, who placed third out of 41 people (1:56:36). In the 50K, Rod Bien of Bend took first place for the men (4:11:36), while Sarah Keyes of Saranac Lake, N.Y., took first in the female category (4:45:33). The top Gorge finisher was Kyle Coxon of Hood River, who placed third (4:44:30). For complete results, go to and click “Sign up here.”

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