An ORRC certified 10K (6.2 mile) road race and walk along a gentle stretch of the wild and scenic Clackamas River in the Cascade Mountain foothills at Estacada. Just 25 miles East of Portland be at City Hall by 8:30AM for a bus to the races start. Wheel-racers will be accommodated but not animals, buggy or infant carriers.
This year's race was selected by the Oregon Road Runners Club as one of 8 in the NW for the new 10K series of races. In addition to the usual awards, entrants may also enter the series and win additional recognition and awards for their performance in the series. In addition to series awards and the usual ORRC age category ribbons the first male and female to finish in the Best Dam Run & Walk will win personalized podium jackets and the first male and female master runners will win a new pair of shoes from Pace Setter Athletic. Please see race brochure for details.
The all paved course features views of pristine waters, shading forests, interesting geology and sometimes, bald eagles, osprey and colorful waterfowl. The start is east of Estacada on North Fork Lake. The course meanders along the wild and scenic Clackamas River to finish at Estacada’s historic City Hall. In addition to the race’s great course we will have special prizes and awards so don’t gamble and wait too long as we are limited by our permits to allow no more than 500 entrants.
Official Website: http://www.orrc.net/races/bestdam/bestdam.htm
Added by green on May 6, 2007