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Columbia Gorge Marathon

Columbia Gorge Marathon

Hood River, Columbia Gorge, Oregon, USA | TBD

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Experience one of the country’s most spectacular and breathtaking marathons. Begin your run on the historic Columbia River Highway with its colorful fall foliage, pass by waterfalls and enjoy amazing vistas. Pass through the small town of Mosier then wind your way up to the turn around at Rowena Viewpoint which offers incredible views both to the east and west of the Columbia River Gorge. Finish your marathon on the banks of the Columbia River!


Race Perks
Apple CiderBeerDog-Friendly Race

Why We Love It

Hood River is located on Columbia Gorge River, which splits the Oregon and Washington state lines. It is known for windsurfing, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris wines, microbreweries, apple and pear orchards, alpaca farms and Hood Mountain.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area

A 4,000 ft (1,219 m) deep river canyon stretching 80-miles (129 km) along the Oregon and Washington state lines. Activities: bike, camp, drive, fish, hike, horseback, kiteboard, picnic, windsurf.

Mt Hood

A popular volcano within the Cascade Mountain Range. It is home to glacier peaks and is the highest point in Oregon. Activities: bike, camp, fish, hike, horseback, off-road, picnic.

Fruit Loop

A 35-mile (56 km) loop of fruit stands, vineyards, and alpaca farms for viewing, sampling, and purchasing.

Average Temperature

High - 64°F (18°C) Low - 38°F (3°C)



Portland International Airport (PDX)
58 mi (93 km) from Hood River




Best Western Plus Hood River Inn0.3 mi (0.5 km) from shuttle/finish
Comfort Suites Hood River3.3 mi (5.3 km) from shuttle/finish
Hood River Hotel0.6 mi (1.0 km) from shuttle/finish
Oak Street Hotel0.8 mi (1.3 km) from shuttle/finish
Villa Columbia Bed and Breakfast1.4 mi (2.3 km) from shuttle/finish