Run this ORRC 10K series event downhill on the scenic Wildwood Trail.
ORRC Wildwood Trail Trial is a unique race on trails in beautiful Forest Park, and is the last Great Summer 10K! Forest Park is the largest naturally forested urban USA park, with over 5,000 acres and 70+ miles of trails. WTT is a “cool” way to end the summer, and is a great way to help homeless or low income families through Human Solutions, Inc. & Snow-Cap Community Charities. Wildwood Trail was featured in the Sep 04 Runner’s World.
Packed earth trail with many turns. Mostly good surface but with some rocks, roots, and occasional slugs. Registration and Start at the junction of the Wildwood Trail and Fire Lane 1, proceed south to Upper Macleay Park. A 650’ elevation loss in the first 5.7 miles and a 200’ climb in the last half mile. Note: this is not a closed course; expect to share the trail with other runners, families, walkers, and leashed dogs.
Walkers are welcome but will not have separate award categories.
Updated registration information on this race will be available at a later date. ORRC draw string sports pack
START IN ONE TO TWO MINUTE INTERVALS
Participants start in 1 to 2 minute intervals, from 8:30 to 11:30 am, in heats of 4 or fewer. Start times are assigned at the start line, on Fire Lane 1. 10:00 and 11:00 am starts are usually wide open. Run with your friends! Note: the course closes at 12:30 pm for everyone, so take a good guess at your start time before deciding to start with the final groups of runners!
START AND FINISH AREAS
The start is at Fire Lane 1, off NW 53rd, off NW Thompson (approx. 2900 NW 53rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210). The finish is in Upper Macleay Park (approx. 5151 NW Cornell Rd.). While there is parking at both the start and finish, it is more ample at the finish line. The ORRC vans will shuttle you back and forth.
Parking is available near the Start Area on Fire Lane 1, at the Finish Area in Upper Macleay Park, along NW Cornell, and along NW 53rd.
SHUTTLE VAN SUPPORT
Free shuttle vans will run continually between the Start Area (Fire Lane 1) and the Finish Area ( Upper Macleay Park) for participants and volunteers.
AID STATIONS AND SUPPORT
Restrooms are at the start and finish areas. There is water at the start, mile 2, and the finish area. Clothing will be transported by ORRC for you to the finish area.
SEVEN GREAT REASONS FOR RUNNING THIS EVENT
* You choose your start time, so you don’t necessarily have to get up at the crack of dawn.
* Last great ORRC run of the summer!
* Excellent opportunity to get an intro to trail running.
* Students (high school age and under) pay only $5, and compete in a separate award category!
* Run with your friends!
* Your running benefits local charities.
* You can earn ORRC 10K Series points in a local event that was highlighted in the Sept 04, Runner’s World!
CHARITIES YOU SUPPORT BY RUNNING
A portion of your entry fee goes to Human Solutions, Inc., which (through a consortium of churches) helps homeless families gain self-sufficiency by providing temporary, safe housing and support. Snow-Cap Community Charities (which provides food, clothing and help for families in need in East Multnomah County) will benefit if you drop off new school supplies (and you get a $1 refund!), or donate your excess running shirts or other clothes. Drop boxes for Snow-Cap are at the Start and Finish areas.
RESULTS AND AWARDS
Results are mailed to each finisher, posted on this website, and published in ORRC’s magazine, the Oregon Distance Runner. Plaques will be given to the first place finishers (male and female, first male and female masters and, first male and female students). Ribbons will be given in 5-year age divisions (0-4, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, and 5-year increments thereafter to 85 & up). EVERYONE receives an “I Survived!” ribbon!
Official Website: http://www.orrc.net/races/wtt/wtt_tba.htm
Added by green on May 6, 2007