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Columbia Gorge Walks, Runs, Marathons and Half Marathons

So, I started researching walks, runs, marathons and half marathons near us here at the Old Parkdale Inn. Knew there were plenty but really never knew there were so many! As I was creating this post I received an reservation for guests coming to Oregon to visit family and run the Timberline Marathon on June 8th. There are 2 half marathons on the 8th and 9th. The courses circle shimmering Timothy Lake on single track trails that are absolutely a runner’s dream.

We had a few guests last summer who ran the Wy-East Wonder – Saturday, September 7th – The Wy’east Wonder is a point-to-point race run mostly on two ridges alongside Mt. Hood; Gunsight Ridge and Surveyor’s Ridge. ‘You will have so many views of Wy’east (the Multnomah Tribe word for Mt. Hood) as you make your way from it’s southern side around to the east, that you may actually get tired of looking at it.’ 50M route has 7,600′ of elevation gain and 10,600 of loss. The 50K has 4,300′ of gain and 7,200′ of loss.

Here are a few more!

Run With The Wild 5k – April 13a community-oriented 5k run/walk that is suitable for individuals of all ages, families, and even our furry friends!  This event will be held in the beautifully scenic Columbia River Gorge, commencing at the Mark O. Hatfield (West Entrance) Trailhead.  This paved route is ADA accessible, allowing for wheelchairs and strollers, and offers breathtaking along the way. All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

Pear Bloom Farm Fun Run poster with all the detailsPear Bloom Farm is all about regenerative agriculture. They grow pears, apples, and flowers in the Hood River Valley. Visit the farm to experience stunning Heirloom Fruit and flower U-pick.

Pear Bloom Run 2024 Registration


Run through the blossoms with the farmers at Pear Bloom Farm. This year they’re welcoming y to their NEW FARM!

Kollas – Cranmer 4th of July Run – 46 years and running strong! 7.41 miles from Odell to Hood River.

Wy’east Trailfest – July 20-21 is a celebration of mountain trail running featuring Mt. Hood’s illustrious alpine terrain, with tough 50K, 28K & 14K courses that reach Oregon’s rooftop at 8000’, plus a beautiful 8K (5 miler) and Kids Race to round out the weekend!

Post Canyon Trail Marathon – Saturday, August 17 – 50k has around 5,500 feet of elevation gain. Half Marathon- is around 2,300 of elevation gain. Be assured both courses are tough!  Racers will start on semi flat terrain and dip down, back up, some down, and make a lot of turns

Ezra Blue s Flight For Cancer – August 17 – A 1, 3, and 7 and 9 mile run/walk to honor and remember Ezra Blue, and to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

5k Beer Run x Ferment Brewing Company | 2024 Oregon Brewery Running Series – September 21–  The Oregon Brewery Running Series has 22 events scheduled that start and end some of Oregon and SW Washington breweries. All proceeds support local communities

Columbia Gorge Marathon and Half MarathonSunday, October 20 – One of the most scenic marathon’s in our country, the Columbia Gorge Marathon takes runners and walkers through the beautiful fall colors of the Columbia River Gorge on the old historic highway.  100% of the course is run on paved roads and trails.  For more information or to register visit us at www.columbiagorgemarathon.com

So many runs, walks and trots. Still ironing out the details and I’ll share as soon as I know more:

  • Twin Tunnels Turkey Trot Fun Run – benefits Mosier Community School
  • The Dalles Turkey Trot – November – benefits Next Door
  • Klickitat Trail Run Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K –  November

We invite you to run through Oregon’s diverse landscape including coastline, mountains, forests, scenic roads and world race tracks. Our running culture and abundant trails are celebrated statewide.

Old Parkdale Inn Offers lodging near Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

The Old Parkdale Inn is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Outdoor adventure, farms, wineries and fine dining are nearby. The complete privacy of the inn and the serene gardens are perfect for romantic and restful getaways.

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The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

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