32nd Annual Best Dam Run 10K Run & Walk — Saturday, September 26

This all-paved course follows a gentle stretch of the Clackamas River featuring pristine views of the river, shading forests, interesting geology and the occasional bald eagle or osprey keeping an eye on things. Most of the point-to-point course is closed to vehicles.

Organized in 1983 to benefit local youth sports The ORRC Best Dam Run and Walk continues a tradition of creating a fun event to benefit youth activities. This year participants can also support the Estacada Food Bank by bringing donations. Those donating food items will receive a second raffle ticket!

Registration & Price

Sign up for the Best Dam Run is available online. The event is limited to 750 participants, so don't miss your chance to run this fast and scenic course.

  • $25.00 10K Run (Non-Member)
  • $25.00 10K Walk (Non-Member)
  • $20.00 10K Run (ORRC Member)
  • $20.00 10K Walk (ORRC Member)


Please Note: This is a point to point event. Participants will be transported from the finish line at the Estacada City Hall to the start line.

Day of registration and bus pick up at:

Estacada City Hall
475 S.E. Main Street
Estacada, Oregen

Start Times

  • Be at the city hall by 8:30 a.m. for a bus to the start line
  • 9:30 a.m. walkers start
  • 10 a.m. runners start
  • Please note that we will accommodate wheel-racers on the bus, but no animals, buggy or infant carriers.


An ORRC certified 10K (6.2 mile) road race and walk along a gentle stretch of the wild and scenic Clackamas River in the Cascade Mountain foothills at Estacada just 25 miles East of Portland. The start is east of Estacada on North Fork Lake. The course meanders along river to finishin downtown Estacada to a welcoming Farmers Market and musical entertainment.

Here is an interactive Garmin map of the course from a club member who ran the event last year.


Finisher medals will be provided to all participants and the top three finishers in each age group will receive a ribbon. In addition, we will have prize drawings at the finish, so stay for the awards and chance to win something.

An ORRC 10K Series Race

This race is part of the Oregon Road Runners Club 10K series of races. In addition to the usual awards, entrants may also enter the series and win additional recognition and awards for their performance in the series.The first three finishers in each ORRC category (both running and walking) will receive ribbons. Medals will be distributed to all walker and runners as they last.


Photos will be taken by Events by my EP.


If you have any questions, please contact the race directors Pattric Langley and Peggy Ayles-Hartwig at bestdamrun@oregonroadrunnersclub.org.

ORRC, 4840 SW Western Ave. #200, Beaverton, OR 97005 — info@OregonRoadRunnersClub.org