Location: Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains, OR
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Time: 7:00 am to 8:30 am
Celebrate the North Plain’s Elephant Garlic Festival with a half marathon, 10K or 5K run/walk around the city and Washington County scenic roads. Stinky fun for the whole family. The annual Garlic Festival features a parade, live music and garlic-themed food and craft vendors to explore following our half marathon, 10K, and 5K events. Experience the rural beauty of the North Plains as you run on quiet farm roads.
After the race enjoy elephant garlic, custom-made event Fitsok socks, one free beer, and all that the festival art and food the vendors have to offer!
ORRC members receive $10 off their registration if preregistered. You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for ORRC membership during the registration process and receive $10 off your registration.
Registration prices increase July 14th. So register now. Because of COVID-19, there is no day of the event registration.
In-Person And Virtual Options
Both in-person and virtual options are available for all three distances when you register.
Those choosing the virtual option will run your event between July 14 and August 14. Instructions to submit your results will be provided early July
In-Person starts will be staggered, based on current (May 15) COVID-19 safety protocols. Staggered start may not be required with lessening of COVID-19 restrictions. Please read the ORRC’s Safety Protocols link at the top of this website for changes to registration, bib pickup, pre and post events and startline group safety protocols. Further information will be provided as race day approaches and COVID-19 safety protocols change.
- 7:00 a.m. – Half Marathon start (3-hour strict time limit – course closes at 10 a.m. due to other festival events)
- 7:30 a.m. – 10K event start
- 8:30 a.m. – 5K event start
Early Bib Pickup
There will be no race day packet pickup due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. Packet pickup will be held Sunday, Aug 8th, noon to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, Aug 11 through Aug 13, noon to 6 p.m. at Oregon Sports Office West – 4840 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR. 97005
The Garlic Festival 5k loops though south and west N. Plains. The Garlic Festival 10k and Half Marathon both share a beautiful hilly loop around the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course. 10K is one loop. The half marathon is two loops with an added out and back tag.
- 5K course map – click here. 5K course certification – OR18019LB 5K.
10K course map – click here. Course certification document – click here.
Half marathon course map – click here. Course certification document – click here.
Because of current COVID-19 safety restrictions, all awards will be mailed after the event.
ORRC presents plaques to the top male and female open and masters finishers in both running and walking categories for the 5K and 10K (16 plaques), as well as for the half marathon female and male open and masters runner winners (4 plaques).
ORRC also awards ribbons three places deep in five-year age groups for both runners and walkers for the 5K and 10K race events, and to the runners (only) in the half marathon.
- Pets are not allowed at the festival
- Strollers are not allowed on the course
- Roads are not closed to traffic during the races
- The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged in this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, ORRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event.
Results and Photos
- Live results can be tracked on the day of the race at live.tf/.
- Past year’s results can be found at runsignup.com/Race/Results/30007/.
- There will not be an awards ceremony. Awards will be mailed to recipients.
- Event photos and all past results are available here.
Additional parking is located at St. Edward’s Catholic Church on the corner of NW 313th and NW Wascoe Street, adjacent to the start/finish. Parking at the church is free until 10 a.m. There is additional on-street parking near the start in areas not blocked off for the Garlic Festival.
If you’re interested in volunteering at the ORRC Garlic Festival event, please click here to see the roles and sign up. You get a big thanks from ORRC plus a code valid for $45 off your next ORRC’s race event.
Jessie Mays Community Center, North Plains, OR