As of Friday, July 28, 2017
Bridge of the Gods Run Aug. 13
Breakaway Promotions’ Bridge of the Gods Run is back Aug. 13. The annual run features half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances that take runners over the Bridge of the Gods and onto the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. All races finish at Thunder Island Brewing, where there will be live music and a beer garden. Prices are currently at $55 for the 5K, $65 for the 10K, and $85 for the half marathon if booked by Aug. 1; lunch is included. For more information and to register, go to bridgeofthegodsrun.com.
Post Canyon 50K and Half Marathon Aug. 12
Also going on the same weekend as the Bridge of the Gods Run is the Post Canyon 50K and Half Marathon, which returns Aug. 12. Runners compete on forest trails and roads on the Hood River County Forestry Department tree farm, with the course starting and ending at Kingsley Reservoir. The half-marathon is $49 to register; the 50K is $79 (sign up ends Aug. 8 at 11:59 p.m.). The 50K features 5,500 feet of elevation gain; the half marathon has 2,300. In addition to having proper footwear and attire for trail running, competitors are also required to carry at least 24 ounces of water on them, although there are aid stations on the trail. To register and for additional information, go to postcanyon50k.com.