An annual race will shut down the Astoria Riverwalk and impact some roads and surrounding neighborhoods Sunday.
The Riverwalk will be closed to all traffic — both pedestrian and bicycle — from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make way for more than 600 runners who will be competing in the fifth annual Run on the River, an event organized by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation and sponsored by Buoy Beer.
The race includes half marathon, 10K and 5K options. Slots to participate in the race are sold out, but the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department encourages people to attend and cheer on the runners.
The run is largest event the foundation organizes. The foundation raises money for scholarships that go to individuals and families to pay for parks programs.
The race raised more than $30,000 alone last year and contributed to nearly 1,000 scholarships for youth swim lessons, family fitness memberships and team sports registrations. The event has raised $45,000 so far this year.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m.