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Reach the Beach is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events. Your participation will raise the funds necessary to help provide life-saving lung health education, research and advocacy efforts.

Century Ride 100 Miles Sauvie Island to Astoria

 

Metric Century 63 Miles Vernonia to Astoria

 

Half Metric 30 Miles Jewell to Astoria

 

The Downhill Ride - 14 Miles

 

Please note: Routes may be subject to change.

Participants who are being dropped off at their start location should provide their driver with the following alternative route directions to minimize vehicles along the main route:

 

  • Century Ride (Sauvie Island to Astoria)
    100 Miles
  • Metric Century (Vernonia to Astoria)
    63 Miles
  • Half Metric (Jewell to Astoria)
    30 Miles
  • The Downhill Ride (Astoria to Astoria)
    14 Miles

 

Please note: Routes may be subject to change.

You can register online by choosing Register and specifying your participation type. Then follow the prompts to complete your registration. Please feel free to reach out to event manager Nicole Hancock with any questions.

  • Rider registration fees are $65. Enjoy $50 early-bird registration through January 7.
  • Virtual Rider registration fees are $25.

  • Sauvie Island: 6:00 am - 7:00 am
  • Vernonia: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Jewell: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • The Downhill Ride: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Course closes at 4:30 pm

Registration closes at 7:00pm Friday, May 16th. Minimum fundraising must be reached upon picking up your packet. Additional fundraising will be accepted through June 17th. Funds raised between May 17th and June 17th will count towards incentive gifts.

Barbey Maritime Center
2042 Marine Dr
Astoria, OR 97103

There will be ample parking at the finish line. Follow event signage and directions from volunteers.

Yes, overnight parking is allowed at Topaz Farm for a $20 per night fee. For more information and to purchase a parking pass, please visit the following link: Reach the Beach - Parking Nightly Fee | Topaz Farm

Yes, there is a gear check tag on your bib that you will attach to your gear and drop off at the gear check booth located at each starting point. Your gear will be transported to the finish line and will be available for pickup at the gear check booth after you arrive to Astoria.

Yes, we will have mobile mechanics, bike tech support at each rest stop and SAG vehicles to provide transportation if needed.

Packets must be picked up before event day. View the packet pickup schedule to find out when and where you can pick up your packet.

Packets will not be available on the day of the ride. For packet pickup questions and concerns, please contact Nicole Hancock at nicole.hancock@lung.org.

Absolutely! Snacks and beverages will be available at all starting routes and rest stops. Our famous salmon hash will be provided at Jewel. A tasty lunch will be waiting for you at the finish line along with complimentary beer and other beverages. All food on the route is included for all riders. (Riders must have bib for complimentary food).

Meals may be purchased at the American Lung Association booth at the finish line. Meal and non-alcoholic beverage tickets will be $15 and single alcoholic drink tickets will be $8.

Yes, rest stops will be placed an average of 12-15 miles apart. Exact rest stop locations will be posted closer to the event.

Yes, children are welcome to participate in this ride, but riders who are 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 or older.

We offer a shuttle bus with bike transportation back to each start location from Astoria. Bus tickets cost $60 if purchased by May 6th. The cost will increase to $75 beginning May 7th. Bus tickets can be purchased here.

Yes, the following hotels have discounts for riders and their friends & family.

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Astoria
    204 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103
    Book through the below link for a Corporate Special Rate between May 17 - May 18, 2024.
    American Lung Association
  • Lolo Pass Portland
    1616 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
    Book using code “REACHTHEBEACH24” for 10% off between May 16 - May 20, 2024.
    www.lolopass.com

Fundraising

Yes, there is a minimum fundraising requirement of $200 per person. Participants have until event day to meet their minimum fundraising requirement of $200 per person. Participants who have not met their fundraising requirement on event day will need to pay the outstanding amount in order to participate in the ride.

No, the registration fee does not apply towards the fundraising minimum. Please contact Nicole Hancock if you would like to brainstorm fundraising ideas.

American Lung Association
Attn: Nicole Hancock
16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd. #165
Tigard, OR 97224.

Please include who the donation is for or fill out this mail-in check donation form.

Please ask your donor for the emailed receipt they received from the American Lung Association and email it to nicole.hancock@lung.org. If receipt is not available, please provide the name of the donor as it appears on the credit or debit card, the date, and the donation amount

Yes. Funds must be raised by April 3rd in order to receive your jersey, shorts, and jacket in time for the ride.

A matching gift is where a company matches an employee's contribution to a charitable organization, like the American Lung Association. Make your donations go even further with a matching gift today!

Use our company search tool below to see if your company offers a matching gift program, as well as find information on how to get started.

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If your company is not listed, contact your Human Resource department for more information because some companies without a formal program may still match your gift.

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, the American Lung Association saves lives by fighting for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our fight is more important than ever, and 90 cents of every dollar raised by our organization goes directly to education, research and advocacy.

You can set up a Facebook Fundraiser by logging into your Participant Center. Click here for instructions on setting up your Facebook Fundraiser. Please reach out to Nicole.hancock@lung.org regarding any questions.

Teams

A team captain gathers together friends, family and co-workers. Each team captain helps guide their team members, from online registration, to setting and achieving their fundraising goal, to seeing them through to the finish line. Being a team captain is a fun and rewarding experience. Are you ready to make Every Mile Count? Register as a team captain today.

  • Ideally, a team consists of a captain and three or more additional team members.
  • Teams can be classified as Corporate (meaning that they are representing a company or organization), Community, or Friends and Family.

No, the registration fees and fundraising minimum are per individual. There are no additional fees for creating a team.

  • Teams provide a way for groups to get involved with the American Lung Association to raise funds and awareness of healthy lungs and air.
  • Teams allow organizations to show their philanthropic spirit.
  • A team provides great motivation to reach a personal fitness goal while enjoying time with others.

Yes! We have several tools available to help team captains: from creating a team page, to helping additional team members register to join the event, and to ensuring your team fundraising goal is met.

  • Mobile App: Download our mobile apps for Apple and Android devices to fundraise and communicate with your teammates on-the-go!
  • Emails:We'll help you through the process of being a team captain by providing you with email templates that are tailored to help you with recruitment and fundraising.
  • Internal kick-offs and informational meetings: We're happy to work with you to have a memorable team kick-off to get your team all fired up!

Our local staff members are here to support you and your team with any questions. We are here to help you be successful in your fundraising efforts and to have FUN!

Yes, please reach out to Nicole Hancock at nicole.hancock@lung.org. Provide the team name, team goal, and names and emails of team members who have already registered as individuals.

The top 20 fundraising teams by Friday, May 5th will have a team sign displayed at the race.

If you have other questions, please contact our Special Events staff.

Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

The Standard

National Sponsors

National Corporate Team Partner

Kindred Hospitals

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