Holy Crap! The Dam Marathon is coming to Oakridge in June!

dam-marathon-logoWe are less than a month away from one of the more beautiful events in Oregon. The Dam Marathon (which includes a half, 5k, and Mountain Man hike) takes place in Oakridge on July 14, 2014.

The marathon circles the Hills Creek Lake in a clockwise direction. It appears that it will be a combination of road pavement and gravel (gravel between mile post 4 and 12) and miles 23-24 last mile will be on trail. The half marathon will be about 2 miles on gravel, 1 mile on trail, and the rest on pavement or shoulder of a road. Check out detailed course maps for the marathon and half marathon on their page.

The Marathon Man hike is 4.5 mile hike and/or walk up 2400+ feet to the top of Larrison Rock. The view should from the top should be amazing. And if the hike up is enough, you can get a ride back down!

Each participant will receive a shirt and medal. Following the race, stick around for rafting, live bands, food, and prizes! The race benefits the Fibrosis Healthy Life Foundation. I recommend following the race on Facebook for updates.

View of the lake - Photo via the Dam Marathon

View of the lake
– Photo via the Dam Marathon

A beautiful 5K (3.1mile) walk or run up Salmon Creek River

The Dam Marathon (Oakridge)

When: June 14, 2014 at 9am

Where: Green Waters Park at Hills Creek Lake

Register: Marathon for $59; Half for $49; 5k for $17, Mountain Man hike for $20

A beautiful 5K (3.1mile) walk or run up Salmon Creek River

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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