Race Preview: 2018 ORRC Y2K Half & 10K (Forest Grove)


The Oregon Road Runners Club’s Y2K Run in Forest Grove will be on Saturday, January 6th, and is a great run for kicking off your 2018 race calendar. Runners will enjoy a little tour of Forest Grove neighborhoods before snaking out to the lovely rolling (er, hilly) wine country. Afterwards, as always, enjoy a post-race pancake breakfast!

There will be aid stations with water and Gatorade available at miles 2, 4, 6, 7.5, 9.5 & 11.5 for the half marathon and miles 2 and 4.5 for the 10K. Gels and snacks will be available at later half marathon stations.

Plaques will be given to the overall male, female, and masters winners of the half marathon run and the 10k run and walk. Ribbons for the top five female and male finishers in each 5-year age group in each race will also be given, as well as finisher’s medals for every runner. A custom-designed Y2K stadium blanket is included in the half marathon fee. The blanket is not included in registration fee for the 10K, but is available for an addition $10.

The Y2K events are always a great time – but bear in mind that it’s January running so be prepared for all sorts of weather! The year I ran was upper 30’s but sunny and lovely. Last year was cold, with snow at the end!

2017 01 07 - ORRC Y2k

 Y2K Half Marathon and 10K
When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018
Where: Tom McCall Elementary School |1341 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove
Time: 9:00 AM (for both events) **Note there is a 3 hour cutoff for the half marathon**
Price: $65 for the half marathon, $45 for the 10k (add $10 day of race). ORRC members can subtract $10 (pre-registration only).
Registration: Register online HERE

For more information, course maps, results/photos, ORRC memberships, etc, you can visit their website. You can also check out their Facebook page here!

About Bobi Jo (258 Articles)
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.
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