Whether you are a marathon enthusiast looking for your next endeavor or have recently decided that running will be your new hobby, the Columbia River Gorge has a competition you won’t want to miss. The Bridge of Gods Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K are fantastic opportunities to challenge yourself! Take in the gorgeous scenery as you run along the course that winds its way across the famous Bridge of Gods.
The Bridge of Gods Half Marathon takes place every year towards the end of summer, usually in August. Runners keep cool under the summer sun by crossing multiple bridges and creeks and traveling under the shaded forest. It is capped at 2,000 runners, so registering ahead of time is always a good idea!
Completely surrounded by breathtaking nature, runners find pure solace in the incredible course of the Bridge of Gods Half Marathon. The race will take you through majestic forests, over architectural gems, and among historic locks and sternwheelers. You’ll be treated to fresh air with occasional wafts of pine and wildflowers to clear your senses. Travel over the race’s namesake, the Bridge of Gods, and through forest trails before reaching town. Then, you’ll weave through the Marine Park and Thunder Island until you reach the finish line!
Once you reach the finish line, it’s time to celebrate. Thunder Island transforms into a giant party to end the race off right. A bag check is offered at the start so your belongings will meet you at the end, and you can focus on reveling in your accomplishment. You will receive a catered lunch to regain the energy you just exerted, then enjoy a beer garden and live music! You can even get a massage right on site. Take part in the camaraderie with your fellow runners and meet up with family or friends that have been in the crowd to cheer you on.
You’re sure to be tired after running the Bridge of Gods Half Marathon! Retreat back to Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins after the celebrations end. Relax by soaking in the Jacuzzi tub in your own private cabin, or truly rejuvenate with a spa treatment. Browse through our cabins to begin planning your stay. Each comes with incredible amenities that will take your trip to the Columbia River Gorge to the next level. We look forward to hosting you, and good luck on your race!