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Clam Bucks encourage shopping with local merchants.

ASTORIA — Clam Bucks, a promotion by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, are a great way to entice runners/walkers to visit your business around the Great Columbia Crossing 10k.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14. Clam Bucks will be good from Thursday, Oct. 11 (the first day of race packet pickup) to Wednesday, Oct. 17, allowing participants a full week to use them.

Each of the 3,500 race participants receives five Clam Bucks — worth $1 each — to spend at participating Chamber member restaurants, stores or attractions. After Oct. 17, participating businesses that accepted Clam Bucks can return them to the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce for a refund of $0.50 each. More information about the program can be found at tinyurl.com/Clam-Bucks-Explainer.

Check for current 2018 Clam Bucks participating businesses at www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com/about/clam-bucks. Want to join the fun and take part in the 2018 Clam Bucks program? Just let AWACC Event Coordinator Kelsey Balensifer know before Sept. 15. Call her at 503-325-6311 or email events@oldoregon.com.

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