ORRC Best Dam Run - 10K Run & Walk

Sat September 21, 2019 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
4th Ave, between SE Broadway and SE Main
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 bald eagles, osprey and colorful waterfowl.

Participants are bused approximately 6 miles east of Estacada to the North Fork Lake start. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to the downtown Estacada finish line and beer garden.

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

This event is limited to 750 entrants so don't wait and register now.

The Best Dam Run 10K is the seventh and final 2019 ORRC 10K Series race.

Race Details

Registration Pricing Summary

Online Registration is open through September 20, 2019, 11:59 pm. Prices are $40 for the 10K run or walk through August 22; then $45 until pre-registration closes on September 20, 2019.  Note that the $10 ORRC member discount will automatically be applied at registration during pre-registration only.
In-Person Registration is available at the event on Saturday, September 21. Day of event registration is $50 with the ORRC member discount unavailable.

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 pickup location will be at Foot Traffic Sports, 4020 NE Fremont Street Portland, OR 97212 on Thursday, September 19 between 4 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Registration is not available at bib pickup.
  • 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 start line for this point to point event. There is no parking area available at the start location.
Bus shuttles start at 8:30 AM just east of Estacada City Hall. Last bus to start line leaves approximately 9 AM. You are responsible for getting yourself to the start should you miss the last bus.

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

Bag Drop

Drop bags and markers will be provided at the bus loading area. Mark your bib number on the top of drop bag. Leave drop bags at start line bus drop off area. Last bus will return bags to Clackamas River Growlers parking lot and beer gardens.


  • Award plaques presented to overall and masters’ male & female runners and walker winners.
  • Ribbons will be presented to the top three in five-year age groups for runners and walkers
  • Awards ceremony also includes raffle drawing.
  • Must be present to accept awards - they will not be mailed.


Participants receive awesome finisher medals and custom FitSok socks.




  • 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 must use the coned bike lane to Estacada and obey all "rules of the road".
  • 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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