The Columbia Press


Great Columbia Crossing returns

Participants in the 2015 Great Columbia Crossing make their way down the bridge ramp. (Courtesy Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Great Columbia Crossing, a 10-kilometer run/walk across the Astoria-Megler Bridge, returns this year, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce announced.

Last year’s event was held virtually due to the pandemic, with participants running their distance on their own schedule and course.

The scenic run across the bridge is the only occasion in which pedestrians are allowed to cross the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.

The bridge will be closed to vehicles for enhanced safety of the participants.

“Event planning during this pandemic is challenging and we appreciate your patience,” Coordinator Bayly Lay said. “Safety precautions and recommendations are still changing and evolving. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that this remains a safe and responsible event for all.”

Registration opens July 14 through the event website, .

Capacity is limited to 2,000 participants.

The 2021 event is co-sponsored by Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Cardiology Clinic.