Why You Need to Run the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon

Are you a marathon enthusiast looking for your latest endeavor? The Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K is a fantastic opportunity here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Take in truly breathtaking views as you journey along the gorgeous course that winds its way from the Washington side of the river and across the scenic Bridge of the Gods. You’ll trek along the Historic Columbia River Highway State Park Trail and head west into the luscious foothills of the Cascade Mountains. A thick, inviting canopy of ancient forest branches will cool you off, while four bridges and creeks will carry you over spectacular rushing water. Experience all of this and more during the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon!

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The Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon Course

Nature lovers and running enthusiasts alike will find pure solace in the incredible course for the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon. The race will take you through majestic forests, over architectural gems, and among historic locks and sternwheelers as well as old pines and blossoming wildflowers. Experience the namesake Bridge of the Gods, which connects with a variety of state park trails and mountain oases. The Old Highway Trail at Moffett Creek will lead to a short sprint through town. Then, the course will weave into Marine Park and traverse to Thunder Island. At the end of this premier Columbia Gorge half marathon, you will get to partake in a variety of fun festivities. Enjoy a beer garden, live music, and expo, which will transform Thunder Island into a giant party to end the event right!

Perks of Running the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon

Along with enjoying inspirational views during your run, you can also enjoy a variety of perks that past participants have raved about. A catered lunch is a great way to finish the race, along with a beer garden and live music. Enjoy camaraderie with your fellow runners and meet up with family or friends who might be visiting with you as onlookers. Along with these fantastic perks, you will receive some mementos to remember your experience. When you sign up, you’ll get a custom-printed t-shirt, and if you place, you’ll receive a handcrafted medal made by a local artisan. Other brilliant amenities include free massages to soothe your aching muscles and a gear bag check area that will deliver your belongings from the start line to the finish line for you!

After the Race, Retreat to Our Inn and Spa

If you need even more relaxation after running the Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon, retreat to our soothing spa for a therapeutic or hot stone massage. A full-body therapeutic treatment will target areas of increased muscular stress and tension. Allow any knots or sore muscles to restore and rejuvenate during this deep tissue and trigger point technique. Warm stones and gentle strokes will also soothe any aches and pains during a hot stone massage. That penetrating heat will warm you to the core and allow for an intense serenity to take over your body. Be sure to schedule your massage at least 48 hours in advance so we can make arrangements. Then, follow your spa treatment with a peaceful evening in our magnificent wild gardens. A glass of wine on your private luxury cabin porch might just be the best way to end race day!