Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
5
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.2
The Bridge of the Gods Half Marathon, 10K & 5K will start on the Washington side of the spectacular Columbia River taking runners across the scenic Bridge of the Gods. Amazing views directly under foot await competitors and are sure to get the blood pumping before reaching your first mile. … MORE
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    ldoucet FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a very hilly course, no doubt about that. Running over the Bridge of the Gods was very interesting. Don't look down if you are afraid of heights! It … MORE

    This is a very hilly course, no doubt about that. Running over the Bridge of the Gods was very interesting. Don’t look down if you are afraid of heights! It is an open grill and you can see straight down to the water.

    The production from start to finish went very smooth. There were lots of Port-o-Potties at the start of the race which was great. They offered “start prizes” if you got on the first couple of buses as you had to take the bus to the start line. They had a pancake breakfast ready at the bus stop too.

    Easy to find race package pick up and they even had a volunteer waving a glow stick to show where the buses were.

    Course support was awesome with water stations and 2 port-o-potties.
    Scenery was gorgeous to take in. Perfect running weather, could not have asked for a better day!

    The only really hard hiccup was that the medals got lost in transit. A posting and email went out 2 days before the race about the lost medals. The day before the race, there was a long write up on FB outlining what really happened and what they were doing to correct the situation. So, the organization very much stepped up to the plate and are trying their best to make it right. Very sincere in their apologies and I do believe that they will live up to their customer service pledge. They were able to get engraved, glass water bottles (for your chosen distance) to give all participants as they crossed the finish line until the medals show up or new ones made.

    New Edit: January 2020
    I did receive my medal in the mail in November, it is a nice medal to add to the collection, so it receives a final review of 3 shoes.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    smgirnus FIRST-TIMER '18

    Wonderful race with excellent course support, volunteers, after party, and scenery. I can't recommend this race enough. Quite hilly, so be prepared for that. The town of Cascade Locks was … MORE

    Wonderful race with excellent course support, volunteers, after party, and scenery. I can’t recommend this race enough. Quite hilly, so be prepared for that. The town of Cascade Locks was welcoming and friendly. Book your hotel EARLY as they fill up incredibly quickly!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I have done all 5 years of this run since its been around. It get better each year. Such a good deal for the price of run. You get a … MORE

    I have done all 5 years of this run since its been around. It get better each year. Such a good deal for the price of run. You get a medal, free food, the best scenic course around & best race production. Such a great little town to visit after the run.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    This is my 4th year in a row running this race. It's my favorite race every year. The course is amazing with the bridge, trees, river & mountains. The production … MORE

    This is my 4th year in a row running this race. It’s my favorite race every year. The course is amazing with the bridge, trees, river & mountains. The production is next to none with hats only $10, free food (real food, not snacks) & massages & a finisher medal. The course is tough with mostly down hill the 1st half & mostly uphill on the way back (be prepared). If you are every in the Portland Oregon area make sure to do this race!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    jonoringading FIRST-TIMER '16

    The race starts by crossing the bridge of the gods at Cascade Locks, OR. the bridge has an open grate deck, so you can see the Columbia River directly below … MORE

    The race starts by crossing the bridge of the gods at Cascade Locks, OR. the bridge has an open grate deck, so you can see the Columbia River directly below you! after crossing, racers follow paved trails along the River and trees, till a turnaround at about Mile 7. I measured about 360 Meters of climb, so a challenge, but very runnable. There are plenty of aid stations along the route and even a few cheering groups were out.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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