Where else can you start a race in one state and finish in another state? On Oct. 2, more than 2,000 people will cross the Astoria Bridge on foot. The 4.1-mile bridge will be open for walkers and runners to pass over within a two-hour time span.
The 10-K Columbia Crossing interstate road race and walk is the only time during the year that people may cross on foot. The course is mostly flat, with a challenging 6-percent 3/4-mile incline at the bridge ship channel.
The event is coordinated by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event starts in Washington at 9 a.m. and finishes at the Astoria Red Lion Inn. Shuttle service from the Oregon side begins at 6:30 a.m., and the last bus departs at 8:10 a.m. Only registered participants may be on the bridge and only between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The $30 entry fee includes shuttle service from the registration site at the Red Lion, to the start line on the Washington side of the bridge and chowder feed after the race
To register, and for more information, visit (www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com) or call 325-6311.