ORRC Garlic Festival Half Marathon, 10k and 5K

Sat August 14, 2021 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 into stinky fun for the whole family. The annual Garlic Festival has a parade, live music, and garlic-themed food and craft vendors to explore following our half marathon, 10K, and 5K events.


Celebrate the Elephant Garlic Festival with a half marathon, 10K or 5K run/walk around the City of North Plains and the scenic roads of Washington County. Our new half marathon course completes two loops of a scenic course in the hills of Washington County. After the race enjoy elephant garlic, custom-made event Fitsok socks, one free beer, and all that the festival art and food vendors have to offer!

ORRC members will 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.


5K virtual: up to July 14 - $30. Afterwards - $35.   5K in-person: up to July 14 - $40. Afterwards - $45                                                                                                  10K virtual: up to July 14 - $40. Afterwards - $50.  10K in-person: up to July 14 - $50.  Afterwards - $60
Half Marathon virtual: up to July 14 - $55. Afterwards $65. Half Marathon in-person: up July 14- $70.  Afterwards - $80. 


7:00 a.m. - Half Marathon start (3-hour strict time limit - course closes at 10 a.m. due to other festival events)
8:00 a.m. - 10K event start
8:30 a.m. - 5K event start


Packet pickup will be held Friday, Aug 13, noon to 6 p.m. at Oregon Sports Office West – 4840 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR. 97005.  Bibs can also be picked up at ORRC'S Garlic Festival registration tent on Saturday, Aug 14, starting at 6:15 am.


The Garlic Festival 5k loops though south and west N. Plains. The Garlic Festival Half Marathon is two beautiful hilly loops around the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course. 10K is an out and back. The 5k is a loop within the city of North Plains.

ORRC course mileages are accurately measured by Jones Counter, the industry standard. Individual course mileages shown on the linked course maps’ narrative however are information-only estimates calculated by rungo’s software which generates the map/narrative and are subject to algorithm error.


ORRC will present plaques to the top male and female open and masters finishers in both running and walking categories for the 5K and 10K (a total of 16 plaques), as well as for the half marathon female and male open and masters runner winners (a total of 4 more plaques).

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 (only) 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 and custom Fits Socks.



  • Live results can be tracked on the day of the race at live.tf/.
  • Past year's results are available at here. 
  • There will not be an awards ceremony.  Awards will be mailed to recipients.
  • Event photos and all past results are available here.


Parking for over 500 vehicles is located proximate to the start/finish area, in a field just south NW Cottage Ave, between NW 321st and NW 324st, North Plains. Volunteers will assist you.


If you're interested in volunteering at the ORRC Garlic Festival event, please click here to see the roles and sign up. You get a big thanks from ORRC plus a $50 coupon code valid for one year for all ORRC's events.

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