2015 Races for Oregon Road Runners Club
Races get updated at the discretion of each Race Director. For more information on a specific race, please contact the appropriate Race Director, listed on the individual race pages.
See the Oregon Road Runners Club Calendar for a list of these club races, meetings and other events in area.
Race Records for each of the Oregon Road Runners Club events.
Annual Y2K Run - Half and 10K held on Saturday, January 10
(Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, Forest Grove, OR)
Kick off your New Year with a 10K or half marathon in pastoral Washington County. The course traverses rolling hills and rural roads,
with the Coast Range forming a distant backdrop. Afterward, enjoy an indoor pancake breakfast with friends and family.
Details and how to register for the Annual Y2K Run.
Hagg Lake Ultra - 50K and 25K held on Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15
(Hagg Lake, Gaston, OR)
Itís time to get muddy! Warrior-on at one of the most popular ultras in the Northwest, featured in Runnerís World Trail
Edition as one of the top Oregon trail races. This course gives runners a chance to run the trails around stunning Hagg Lake.
Details and how to register for the Hagg Lake Ultra.
Champoeg - 30K, 20K, 10K and Kid's Run held on Saturday, March 7
(Champoeg State Park, St Paul, OR)
Experience a unique combination of history, nature, and recreation on a 10K Champoeg Park course through forests, fields, and
wetlands. 20K and 30K entrants complete multiple 10K loops.
Details and how to register for the Champoeg.
Vernonia - Marathon and Half held on Sunday, April 12
(Banks High School, Banks, OR)
Imagine running a beautiful, tree-lined course along the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Both events feature a gentle 7-mile, 400-foot downhill into Banks. Pancake breakfast awaits all attendees. This Boston Marathon qualifier is run on a point-to-point course, with 23 miles closed to vehicular traffic.
Details and how to register for the Vernonia.
Hagg Lake Runs - 10.4 mile, 10K and 5K held on Saturday, May 2
(Hagg Lake, Gaston, OR)
This popular recreational haven boasts big water and big vistas. Hagg Lake Park plays host to three events, all featuring gentle hills and natural beauty. The 10.5-mile run equals one full loop around Hagg Lake. Both the 5k and 10k are out and back experiences.
Details and how to register for the Hagg Lake Runs.
Up the Lazy River - 10K Run and Walk held on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
(Mary S. Young Park, West Linn, OR)
Make your Memorial Day memorable by running the undulating hills of picturesque West Linn. This course has a downhill finish in the canopied forest and recreational fields of Mary Young Park. Hear that? Itís the lazy Willamette River meandering nearby.
Details and how to register for the Up the Lazy River.
Summer Solstice Sundowner - 5K Run and Walk with Kid's Run held on Sunday, June 21
(Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR)
Now you have a perfect way to jump into summeróthe Summer Solstice Sundowner. Beat the sun to the finish line as you celebrate the longest day of the year. This family event also hosts a free ľ mile Kidsí Run. Summer popsicles included!
Details and how to register for the Summer Solstice Sundowner.
July 4th 5K - 5K Run and Walk with Kid's Run held on Saturday, July 4
(Mentor Graphics Campus, Wilsonville, OR)
For over a decade, weíve hosted a free run to ORRC members on the 4th of July. Make this a family tradition and a great way to kick off your holiday picnic or barbeque. Costumes rule this event so donít be afraid to show off your inner Uncle Sam. Includes ľ mile Kidsí Run.
Details and how to register for the July 4th 5k.
Dual Duel - 10 mile Track Relay, 10k Solo and Kid's Run held on Wednesday, August 5
(Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR)
Running and walking in circles doesnít always mean finishing where you started. This afternoon/evening event features solo and two-person relays as well as a Kidsí Run on a beautiful 400M track overlooking the Willamette Valley and coastal mountains.
Details and how to register for the Dual Duel.
Garlic Festival - 10K and 5K held on Saturday, August 8
(Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains, OR)
Run into stinky fun for the whole family. The annual Garlic Festival has a parade, live music, and garlic-themed food and craft vendors to explore following our 10K and 5K events. Experience the rural beauty of the North Plains as you run on quiet farm roads.
Details and how to register for the Garlic Festival.
Greenway Trail Trial - 10K and 5K held on Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
(Greenway School, Beaverton, OR)
Enjoy summerís last holiday on Washington Countyís Fanno Creek Trail. This is a 10K and 5K out and back course thru scenic natural areas and wetlands popular among runners, walkers, hawks and herons.
Details and how to register for the Greenway Trail Trial.
Best Dam Run - 10K held on Monday, Saturday, September 26
(Broadway Street, Estacada, OR)
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.
Details and how to register for the Best Dam Run.
Blue Lake Runs - 15K, 10K, 5K and Kid's Run held on Saturday, October 10
(Blue Lake Regional Park, Fairview, OR)
Popular with runners and walkers of all fashion; fast, slow and everywhere in between.
This scenic course starts and finishes in Blue Lake Park, offers views of the Columbia River, with a hot dog picnic afterwards. Includes a Ĺ mile Kidsí Run, making this another great family event.
Details and how to register for the Blue Lake Runs.
Autumn Leaves 50/50 - 50 mile and 50K Ultra Runs held on Saturday, October 24
(Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, OR)
Recreational and competitive ultra-marathoners from all over the West enjoy this unique running experience. Red and yellow maples dominate the fall colors along the Willamette River course and neighboring Champoeg Park campsites (including Yurts) are popular with runners pre- and post-race. Runners are fed well during this endurance event. Details and how to register for the Autumn Leaves 50/50.
Turkey Trot - 4 mile Run and Walk with Kid's Tot Trot held on Thursday, November 26
(Inside Forestry Centerís Cheatham Hall, Portland, OR)
The most popular ORRC race, the Turkey Trot at the Zoo is a multi-generational family event. Runners and walkers of all abilities love the 4-mile, untimed outing between the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Gardens. Participants finish inside the zoo, much to the delight of two-legged and four-legged mammals alike and features three fun kidsí events. Costumes encouraged, as is our post-race pumpkin pie. Itís a baby jogger friendly event.
Details and how to register for the Turkey Trot.
10K and 5K Series
As one of the many benefits of being in the Oregon Road Runners Club, members have the opportunity to participate in the ORRC 10K Series or the ORRC 5K Series. The series provides races at a substantial reduced rate as well as providing an opportunity to score points based on performance in each of the events of the series with the ability to win awards that are presented at the Oregon Road Runners Club Annual Award Banquet Dinner in February, which is provided free to members.