Official race start times are 9:30a.m. for walkers and 10a.m. for runners. Because this race is a point to point event, race participants will be shuttled from the Estacada City Hall to the start line. If you are a walker, you should plan to be at the City Hall by no later than 8:30a.m. and if you are a runner, plan to be at the City Hall by no later than 9:00a.m. in order to catch the shuttle. Please note that wheel-racers will be accommodated on the shuttle bus, but no animals, buggy or infant carriers.
The course is an ORRC certified 10k (6.2 miles) and is known for not only its breathtaking views, but for also being downhill, fast, and for providing racers with optimal conditions for a PR. A club member who ran the event last year provided an interactive Garmin map of the course which can be viewed here.
The start of the race begins just east of Estacada on North Fork Lake, winding through the Cascade Mountain Foothills, and ultimately finishing in downtown Estacada. Throughout the race, the Clackamas River will provide racers with breathtakingly scenic views while a friendly farmers market and musical entertainment will greet runners at the end of the race.
Finishers medals will be given to all race participants, run or walk, while supplies last. The top three finishers in each age group will additionally receive a ribbon for their valiant efforts. There will also be free prizes raffled off at the awards ceremony, so you’ll want to make sure to stick around.
The Best Dam Run is part of the ORRC’s 10k series of races. Those who are ORRC members have the opportunity to earn points, recognition, and awards for their participation in one or all of the 10K series races. More information on how to become an ORRC member as well as more information on the 10K series races can be found here.
What: Best Dam Run 10K Run & Walk
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015
10K walk start: 9:30a.m. (Plan to be at City Hall by 8:30a.m. to catch shuttle)
10K run start: 10:00a.m. (Plan to be at City hall by 9:00a.m. to catch shuttle)
Where: Estacada City Hall, 475 SE Main Street Estacada, OR 97023
Cost: $25 10K Run (Non-Member); $25 10K Walk (Non-Member)
$20 10K Run (ORRC Member); $20 10K Walk (ORRC Member)