ASTORIA, OR - The 5th annual Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company is Sunday, May 20, 2018 along the Astoria Riverwalk.
Run on the River is a fundraiser hosted by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation, sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and supported by local businesses. The intention is to raise money for scholarships for individuals and families to utilize health and wellness programs provided by Astoria Parks and Recreation.
Last year over $30,000 was raised just by the Run on the River event which contributed to nearly 1000 scholarships for youth swimming lessons, family fitness memberships and team sports registrations.
Run on the River is family friendly and offers runners and walkers three lengths: half marathon, 10k or 5k. The race starts at 8:30 A.M with half marathon walkers at the 6th Street Platform; half marathon runners begin at 9:00 A.M.; 10k starts at 10:00 A.M.; and 5K starts at 11:00 A.M. The awards celebration will take place at Noon at the Buoy Beer platform on 7th Street.
Registration is still open and includes a t-shirt, a glass finisher's medal created by Fernhill Glass, and lunch and a beverage from Buoy Beer Co. to be served at the awards celebration. Cash prizes are awarded for the half marathon winners and gift certificates for the 10k and 5k winners. Prizes are also awarded to the top finishers in each age division. This year, the half marathon and 5k routes are USA Track and Field certified, which means runners can accurately track their personal records and qualify for other larger races.
Register now, this event will sell out.
Run on the River is successful because of the large community support from local businesses, residents and volunteers. As a thank you, Clatsop County residents may receive $10 off registration. To redeem, include a Clatsop County zip code in the Discount Code field. Volunteers receive a Run on the River hat, and two opportunities to enjoy Buoy Beer Co. perks. Our sponsors are offered multiple levels of promotion.