Sign up soon for the beautiful Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon – click here. Pre-registration closes April 8.
The January 2016 edition of the RRCA magazine – Club Running – is available now – click here.
Great news! ORRC has partnered with Foot Traffic to provide our members with two amazing deals. First off, ORRC members will get $25 off Foot Traffic University, a training program to help prepare for a variety of distances from a 5k to a full marathon. You must register in-store to receive the $25 discount. The other perk for ORRC members is 15% off Saucony shoes and apparel at any Foot Traffic Store.
Sign up now – first session of FTU starts Saturday, January 30th.
If you haven’t joined ORRC yet, do it now! Click here to join.
Folks, here’s a link to the January 2016 ORRC Member newsletter — click here. Don’t forget to sign up for our Annual Banquet and upcoming race events!
The Annual Awards Banquet is the culmination from club running events, with awards for age group winners, 10K Series participants, 5K series participants and other programs, as well as awards to the most inspiring members and volunteers.
Click here to sign up for the 2016 event. ORRC members are free!
A clear sunny and brisk cold morning didn’t stop over 400 runners and walkers from participating in our club’s first race of 2016. Even with the cold, we were very fortunate to miss the snow the next day. We want to thank everyone that joined us at our event.
A direct link to the Y2K Photos from the event are free for personal use of participants as benefit of the event.
We would like to thank the City of Forest Grove, the Forest Grove Police Department, The Forest Grove High School Cross Country Team, The Meals on Wheels Folks and Liberty Fit for supporting our event.
ORRC’s Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of our 5K Series director to suspend the ORRC 5K Series in 2016 as we focus our attention and efforts on the club’s budget and other program areas. While we greatly appreciate the participation of 5K series members, overall club interest in the 5K series was low. We are exploring ways to generate more support and enthusiasm for the 5K series and hope to bring it back in the future.
Ready to run your first half marathon or 10K of 2016? The 2016 Y2K event features a Half Marathon Run, a 10K Run, and a 10K Walk. The 10K Run/Walk is part of ORRC’s 2016 10K Series. All races start and finish at Tom McCall School in Forest Grove, Oregon and the course is run on country roads in scenic wine country. The half marathon and 10K courses are together for the first three miles, then split, and then rejoin for the last 1.5 miles. Participants can warm up inside the school cafeteria before and after the race and are also treated to a delicious post race pancake breakfast (prepared by and benefitting the local Meals on Wheels organization). Click here to register.
The ORRC Members 10K Series is back for 2016! To register, click here.
For a discounted rate of $150, ORRC members are guaranteed entry into seven ORRC 10K races in 2016: Y2K (1/2), Champoeg (3/5), Hagg Lake (5/7), Up the Lazy River (5/30), Garlic Festival (8/13), Greenway Trail Trial (9/5), and Best Dam Run (9/24). 10K Series participants will also receive a long-sleeved jacket; can participate in a special 10K Series only raffle at each race and a special raffle at the annual awards banquet. Awards will be given to individuals who participate in all 7 events.
The minutes of the October 21, 2015 meeting of the ORRC Board of Directors are now available. To read them, click here.
There’s still time to register for this year’s Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo. It’s early enough to not interfere with other celebrations that day plus each entry gives you a pass to the Oregon Zoo for the day. Click here to register now! Runners and walkers enjoy the 4 mile untimed loop to the International Rose Gardens – plus a Tot Trot that begins and ends in the Zoo amphitheater.
We’ve posted our great photos from the Best Dam Run held on September 26, 2015 on our results page – click here.
The rain held off yesterday for ORRC’s 41st Blue Lake Runs. Results are available already – click here.
Do you want to give yourself a challenge for 2016? Why not try joining ORRC’s 1200 Club?
The 1200 Club is a free recognition program for any ORRC club member who runs or walks 1,200 miles in one year (averaging 100/month, or about 25/week).
Click here to sign up.
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 ½ mile Kids’ Run, making this another great family event. Click here for more information.
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. Click here for more information. Event date is October 24, 2015.
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 kids’ events.Approximately $25,000 of entry fees go to benefit the Oregon Zoo. Click here for more information.
Oregon Road Runners Club Board of Directors met on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 for our monthly Board Meeting. Members are welcome to attend meetings. Dates, times and locations are available on the club events calendar. Click here for the September Meeting Minutes, which are also available via the Board of Director’s page.