Race Preview: 2021 ORRC’s Best Dam Run 10K (Estacada)

I love a point-to-point run. You don’t have to go around in circles. You don’t have to go back over every hill you traveled before. And the only way home is through the finish line.

So it makes perfect sense that I’m a fan of ORRC’s Best Dam Run 10K. Runners and walkers for this 10K race are bused to the starting line on North Fork Lake and then travel over the primarily downhill course to PGE’s Timber Park. And since it is point-to-point, that means you don’t have to make it through all that uphill to enjoy the down.

ORRC is coming back to in-person racing after shifting to virtual for most of 2020 and 2021. This non-profit, completely volunteer organization puts on a dozen races every year. Each one is well supported by energetic volunteers. And you get an awesome new pair of socks with your entry (plus a medal at the finish, of course).

The race is limited to only 750 participants for safety and to keep congestion limited. The bus shuttles begin at 8:30am to get the walkers started at 9:30 and then runners at 9:45. A lovely late morning start to enjoy a course alongside the Clackamas River.

ORRC’s Best Dam Run (Estacada)
When: Saturday, September 25 at 8:30am (for bus shuttle)
Where: PGE Timber Park (30878 NW Evergreen Way)
Register: Online
Packet Pick-Up: Thursday September 23 4-7pm at Foot Traffic NE (4020 NE Fremont) or Race Day beginning at 6:30am
Cost: $40, $45 after August 22

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