Location: SE 4th Ave, between SE Broadway and SE Main, Estacada, OR
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Come run or walk the Best Dam Run! This point-to-point course features views of pristine waters, shading forests, interesting geology and sometimes, bald eagles, osprey and colorful waterfowl.
You will be bused approximately 6 miles east of Estacada to the start on North Fork Lake. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish Broadway and SE 4th in downtown Estacada to a welcoming Farmers Market and musical entertainment.
All post-race awards, raffle prizes and free beer garden activities will take place in the Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens on 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main.
This event is limited to 750 entrants so don’t wait to get registered – click here
Registration for the 2018 event will open soon – click here.
This all paved point-to-point route is a great PR course as it’s basically all downhill. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish at Broadway St. in downtown Estacada.
10K Course Map – click here.
Early Bib Pick Up
Best Dam Run early bib pick up location will be at Road Runners Sports, 7063 Nyberg Rd, Tualatin, Or. on Thursday, September 20 between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Race day bib pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens registration desk on 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main.
Bus Schedule and Start Times
Participants are shuttled from downtown Estacada to the North Forks Lake starting line for this point to point event.
Bus shuttles start at 8:30 am just east of Estacada City Hall. There will be a bag drop at the starting line.
- 9:30 am – Walkers Start Time
- 9:45 am – Runners Start Time
Start Line Bag Drop
Bring your marked bags, found at Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens on 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main, with you on the bus. The start line bag drop is at the U-Haul van which will then return the bags to the bag pickup area at Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens on 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main.
- Awards will be presented to the top three men & women (runners and walkers)
- Ribbons will be presented to the top three in five-year age groups (runners and walkers)
- The awards ceremony will include random prize raffles after the races.
- Must be present to win as awards will not be mailed.
A high-quality long-sleeve finisher T-shirt (women’s and unisex fit) and a finisher medal are included.
- Pets and strollers are not allowed on the course
- First 4.5 miles of course is on private PGE land, not accessible to vehicles. Remaining portion of the course on
US 214 is open to traffic . Runners/walkers will use the coned bike lane to Estacada.
- For your safety, use of portable music devices is strongly discouraged
Results and Photos
Past results and photos are available – click here.
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