ORRC Blue Lake Runs Half Marathon, 5K & Kids' Run

Sat October 12, 2019 Fairview, OR US 97024 Directions

5K Run

10:10AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT

5K Walk

10:10AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
3 Hour Time Limit

Half Marathon (run only)

10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
Family Fun!

Kid's 1/2 Mile

9:30AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT
Blue Lake Park
20500 NE Marine Dr
Fairview, OR US 97024

Lace up your shoes and join us for the 45th Annual Blue Lake Runs. This event offers a 5K run or walk, and a half marathon run. A 1/2 mile free Kids’ Run for ages 10 & under is also featured.

The 5K is the 2019 USATF Oregon Association Open and Masters 5k Championship race. The half marathon has a 3 hour time limit.

Celebrate afterwards with a free BBQ featuring hot dogs, chips, drinks, and dessert. Free kids' run participants and accompanying adults included. 5K & half marathon participants also receive a pair of Fitsok socks and medal.


  • Half Marathon (run only). The half marathon starts at 10:00 am. The course winds through beautiful Blue Lake Park—before and after the out-and-back portion on paved trails—with Columbia/Sandy River views. Course time limit is 3 hours.
  • 5K Run and Walk. The 5K start time is 10:10 am. The course winds through beautiful Blue Lake Park—before and after the out and back portion on paved trails. 5K Walk participants must follow ORRC’s walking guidelines—keeping one foot on the ground at all times.
  • Free 1/2 Mile Kids' Run (ages up to 10) starts at 9:30 am. This out-and-back park course is  aimed at getting the whole family to the park. Parents may run with their kids!

Registration Costs:

  • 1/2 Mile Kids' Race (Ages 10 & Under) – Free
  • 5K Run or Walk
    • Through Aug 12: $30 ($20 for ORRC members)
    • Aug 13 through Oct 9: $35 ($25 for ORRC members)
    • Day of Race (in-person only): $40
  • Half Marathon
    • Through Aug 12: $55 ($45 for ORRC members)
    • Aug 12 through Oct 9: $60 ($50 for ORRC members)
    • Day of Race (in-person only beginning at 8 am): $65

Discounts: ORRC Members get $10 off when pre-registering online. No ORRC member discount available when registering same day at the event. Not an ORRC member? You’ll also have the opportunity to join ORRC during the online registration process and immediately save $10 off your registration. Read more about the benefits of ORRC membership!

Packet Pickup

  • Early Packet pickup: Friday, Oct 11 between 4 p.m and 6:30 p.m. at Foot Traffic, 4020 NE Fremont St, Portland 97212
  • Race Day: 8 am, October 12, 2018.
  • Day of Race Registration will also be available at 8 a.m.

Race Day Schedule

  • 8 am: Packet pickup and onsite registration
  • 9:30 am: Free 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run
  • 10:00 am: Half Marathon (run only).
  • 10:10 am: 5K (Run and Walk).
  • 10:30 am to 1 pm: BBQ
  • 11 am 5K and noon half marathon awards ceremony and raffle.

Course Maps

  • 5K - USATF certification OR17023LB - click here
  • Half Marathon - USATF certification OR18025LB -click here

Day of Race Reminders/Safety Policies

  1. No headphones, please! Personal music devices use is strongly discouraged. Enjoy all the race has to offer and encourage safety.
  2. Please don’t race with strollers: The outside-of-METRO Blue Lake park course is a four-foot wide bike and pedestrian path. Wide enough only to accommodate runners and walkers in two-way traffic.
  3. Alcohol and dogs are strictly prohibited by METRO in the park.  Please help us observe these policies. 
  4. Blue Lake Park charges $5 per car for parking, not covered in registration. 


  • BBQ! Celebrate your accomplishments afterwards with a free BBQ featuring hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert. Free kids' run participants and accompanying adults included. 
  • Awards. Winner plaques will be presented to top overall and master male/female in each event. Ribbons presented to the top three finishers in each age group.
  • Raffle Prizes. Raffle prize drawings during awards ceremony.
  • Custom socks and medal. 5K and half marathon participants receive a pair of custom Blue Lake Fitsok socks and medal.


Help support this event and earn a free ORRC race! 

  • Sign up for our volunteer roles online - click here
  • Or email volunteer@oregonroadrunnersclub.org and include the event you are interested in! 
  • Volunteers get a coupon for a free ORRC race up to 10K as a thank you, emailed to you after the event.
Blue Lake Park: Directions and Rules

Blue Lake Park is located east of Portland, near Troutdale and Fairview, Oregon. Take I-84 east to Exit #14 and follow signs to the North to Blue Lake Park, or take Marine Drive east of I-205 to Blue Lake Road. NOTE: Blue Lake Park also charges $5.00 per car (entry fee) and prohibits pets and alcohol. Please leave your dog at home since the Park will not let him in! Real restrooms are at the Park. Please observe all Park rules!



Participants in the 5K and half marathon events will receive a pair of custom Fitsok socks in addition to a medal.



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