The Running of the Trolls

The Astoria Scandinavian MidSummer Festival is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Running of the Trolls run/walk! We invite you to join us for a walk or run in the beautiful Olney countryside. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Scandinavian MidSummer Festival Association Scholarship Fund.

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020.  Race starts at 8:30 am from the fairgrounds parking lot.

Cost: $25.00 entry fee includes:
        Option #1: 2020 Troll Run T-shirt -OR-
        Option #2: 3 Day Admission Wristband to the 2020 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
Also included is free parking for Saturday, June 20 and a bottle of water.


Race day check-in: 7:00am-8:00am at Clatsop County Fairgrounds building entrance. T-shirts or Festival wristbands, as well as parking pass and water are distributed at this time.

Awards: Overall top male, female, teen and youth finisher/runner in 5.75 mile run will be awarded prizes.

Course: Leave Clatsop County Fairgrounds parking lot, follow Walluski Loop Road to Labiske Lane turn off, turn around and follow same route back to fairgrounds. Mostly flat terrain with one gradual hill on a scenic, country road. Dogs: Sorry, no dogs on any of the courses (except registered service or guide dogs.)

Distance choice: 1.5 mile run/walk, 3.0 mile run/walk, or 5.75 mile run.

Parking: Parking is available at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Please let the
attendants know you are participating in the Troll Run. Saturday parking
passes will be handed out upon check-in or emailed to those preregistered.


How to register: Download, print, and fill out registration form below and mail with your check, made payable to S.M.F.A. to:

Running of the Trolls
P.O. Box 34, Astoria, OR 97103.

NOTE: Late registrations will be accepted in the lobby of the Fairgrounds on the day of the Race starting at 7 AM.

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A big thank you to our primary sponsor, Columbia Memorial Hospital


3-day Wristband - Adult $8
3-day Wristband - Children (6-12 yrs.) $3
(5 and under free)


Clatsop County Fairgrounds
92937 Walluski Loop
Astoria, OR 97103

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Clatsop County Fairgrounds
$2 per day or
$5 weekend pass

No Pets Allowed
Only verifiable registered service animals will be permitted