ORRC Garlic Festival Half Marathon, 10k and 5K

Sat August 12, 2023 North Plains, OR 97133 US


NW Cottage St between NW 321 and NW 324, North Plains, OR
North Plains, OR US 97133


Run or walk at "stinky" fun for the whole family. After your 5K, 10K or half marathon, enjoy catered brunch, our own beer/cider/sparkling water garden and North Plains' Garlic Festival parade, garlic-themed food, beer garden, live music and craft vendors just blocks away from the start/finish line at Jesse May Community Center.


The Garlic Fesitval 10K is the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Championship Series Western Region 10K for 2023.  Likewise, the Garlic Festival Half Marathon is the RRCA Championship Series State half marathon for 2023. 



Celebrate the Elephant Garlic Festival with a half marathon, 10K or 5K run/walk around North Plains and Washington County scenic roads.

SWAG is huge elephant garlic, well-deserved medal and custom-made event Fitsok socks.


ORRC members receive $10 off their registration during online preregistration. You'll also have the opportunity to sign up for ORRC membership during the online pre-registration process and receive $10 off your registration. NOTE: no ORRC member discount during day-of-event registration.


7:00 a.m. - Half Marathon (3-hour time limit)
8:00 a.m. - 10K event 
8:30 a.m. - 5K event 


No early bib pickup.  Bibs can also be picked up at ORRC's Garlic Festival registration table/tent, adjacent to start line, on Saturday, Aug 12, starting at 6:15 am. 


The 5k loops though south and west North Plains.

The Half Marathon is two beautiful loops, with one hill,  around the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course.

The 10K is an out and back on the half marathon route.  


ORRC presents plaques to the top male, female, and non-binery open, and male, female, and non-binery masters (40+ years) finishers in both running and walking categories for the 5K and 10K as well as for the half marathon female and male open and the three categoriy of masters runner winners .

ORRC also awards ribbons three places deep in five-year age groups for both runners and walkers for the 5K and 10K race events, and to the runners in the half marathon.


  • Pets are not allowed at the festival
  • Strollers are not allowed on the course
  • Roads are not closed to traffic during the races
  • The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged in this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, ORRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event.


Garlic Festival participants receive awesome finisher medals, custom Fits Socks and a huge Elephant Garlic.



  • Live results can be tracked on the day of the race at live.tf/.
  • Past year's results are available at here. 
  • Event photos and all past results are available here.


Volunteer assisted parking is proximate to the start/finish area, in a field just south NW Cottage Ave, between NW 321st and NW 324st, North Plains.  Enter parking lot from NW 324 off Commercial Ave. NW 321 is closed to running event traffic due to timing mats on roadway.


If you're interested in volunteering at the ORRC Garlic Festival event, please click here to view roles and registration. You receive a big thanks from ORRC and runners/walkers plus a $50 coupon code valid for one year for ORRC's events.

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