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ORRC Best Dam Run - 10K Run & Walk

Sat September 22, 2018 Estacada, OR US 97023 Directions
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Best Dam Run 10k (Run or Run/Walk)

9:45AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
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Best Dam Run 10k (Walk Only)

9:30AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
367 SE Main St, Estacada, OR 97023
Estacada, OR US 97023

Come run or walk the Best Dam Run! This point-to-point course features views of pristine waters, shading forests, interesting geology and sometimes, bald eagles, osprey and colorful waterfowl.

You will be bused approximately 6 miles east of Estacada to the start on North Fork Lake. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish at Broadway and SE 4th Avenue in downtown Estacada to a welcoming Farmers Market and musical entertainment.

All post-race awards, raffle prizes and free beer garden activities will take place in the Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens on SE 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main.

This event is limited to 750 entrants so don't wait to get registered.

The Best Dam Run 10K is the seventh (and final) event of the 2018 ORRC 10K Series.

Race Details

Course Description

This all paved point-to-point route is a great PR course as it's basically all downhill. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish at Broadway St. in downtown Estacada.

10K Course Map - click here.

Early Bib Pick Up

  • Best Dam Run early bib pick up location will be at Road Runners Sports, 7063 Nyberg Road, Tualatin, Oregon on Thursday, September 20 between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Race day bib pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and gardens registration desk on 4th Ave between Broadway and SE Main.

Bus Schedule and Start Times

Participants are shuttled from downtown Estacada to the North Forks Lake starting line for this point to point event.
Bus shuttles start at 8:30 am just east of Estacada City Hall. There will be a bag drop at the starting line.

9:30 am - Walkers Start Time
9:45 am - Runners Start Time

Bag Drop

Plastic bags and markers will be provided at the bus loading area to mark your bib number on the top of the bag containing your possessions. You will leave your bag on the bus, which transports you to the start line. Your bags can then be picked up after the race at the Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and beer gardens adjacent to the 4th Ave finish line between Broadway and SE Main.


  • Awards will be presented to the top three men & women (runners and walkers)
  • Ribbons will be presented to the top three in five-year age groups (runners and walkers)
  • The awards ceremony will include a raffle for random prizes after the race.
  • Must be present to win as awards will not be mailed.


A high-quality long-sleeve finisher T-shirt (women's and unisex fit) and a finisher medal are included.



  • Pets and strollers are not allowed on the course
  • First 4.5 miles of the course is on private PGE land, not accessible to vehicles. The remaining portion of the course is on US 214 and is open to traffic. Runners/walkers will use the coned bike lane to Estacada.
  • For your safety, use of portable music devices is strongly discouraged

Results and Photos

Past results and photos are available - click here.


If you're interested in volunteering at this event, please email us at volunteer@oregonroadrunnersclub.org

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