Race Preview: ORRC Garlic Festival 10K, 5K Run and Walk

Fun Stinks!  Perhaps with a little garlic and a little sweat, it really does.  The North Plains Garlic Festival is coming up, and before you partake in some of the yummy goodies there (such as the famous garlic ice cream) you'll want to check out the ORRC 10K or 5K run/walk.   Fun for the whole family, the annual festival features a parade, vendors with arts and crafts, various garlic themed food and of course, the 10K and 5K race which is chip timed. Enjoy the quiet beauty of the North Plains rural farm roads and then afterwards, enjoy the family festival. 10K course info 5K course info

Register today, because the first 500 participants will receive a pair of custom socks and the first 400 get elephant garlic.  Yum!

Awards are available with a random prize raffle as well.  Plaques are given to the fastest men and women in the open and masters divisions in the 5K and 10K.  Ribbons three deep in five-year age group divisions.  (Must be present to win as awards will not be mailed.)
Parking is available 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.  Additional parking on the street near the start is available, but be careful to park in areas that have not been blocked off for the Garlic Festival.
Notes to keep in mind are: Strollers are not allowed on the course.  The roads are bot closed to traffic during the races.  For the safty of the participants, portable music devices are strongly discouraged.

Race Details:
When:  Sat.  Aug. 8th

Race day registration starts at 7am
Race start is at 8am for both the 5Kand 10K.
Where:  Jessie Mays Community Hall (30975 NW Hillcrest Ave., North Plains, OR 97133)
Registration:  Register online or download the flyer and register by mail to ORRC Garlic Run (PO Box 1035, Forest Grove, OR 97116).  Online registration closes 48 hours before the race.  Mail registration must be postmarked by August 2, 2015.

$20 for ORRC members
$25 for non-ORRC members
Special youth rate is $5 for 17 and under for runners and walkers.
Day of race fee is $30 for all ($10 for youth).

(All ORRC 10K Series participants are automatically registered.   For information on joining ORRC and other benefits the group offers, check out their web page.)

Website:  Oregon Road Runners Club

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