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About This Event
The 26th Best Dam Run & Walk in Oregon will again feature a 10K (6.2 mile) certified run & walk along a gentle stretch of the scenic and wild Clackamas River. The course begins on North Fork Lake and follows the river to Estacada's historic City Hall. Reminiscent of the Lake Tahoe Rim Run, this beautiful course features a gentle downhill race with views of the lake, bald eagles, nesting osprey, Northwest forests, wildlife and interesting geology. We are limited to the 1st 500 applicants so don't delay.
What is the Best Dam Run & Walk?
Organized in 1983 to benefit local youth sports The ORRC Best Dam Run & Walk continues a tradition of creating a fun event to benefit youth activities. This year's event again features a beautiful course, wonderful awards and benefits the sponsoring organizations with proceeds to Estacada's new Wade Creek Park.
Where is it?
The Best Dam Run & Walk is in Estacada, just 25 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. Take I-205 South from Portland exiting at Clackamas, exit 12A, and follow highway 224 East 19 miles to Estacada's City Hall at Highway 224 & Main Street. Registration and packet pick up is at City Hall. Entrants will be bussed to the races start and the finish line is at City Hall on Broadway St.
The 26th Best Dam Run & Walk is on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The race begins at 10:00 AM sharp so be at City Hall by 9:30 AM to take the bus to the race's start. This time of year is usually perfect for running and walking events. The temperature is usually cool and Indian Summers often continue sunny weather.
What are the Awards?
The best reward is the fun experience but for those who like something more tangible we also award the over-all winners in both running and walking categories personalized podium jackets compliments of Pace Setter Athletic and Brooks. The first three finishers in each ORRC category (both running and walking) will receive ribbons. Medals will be distributed to all walker finishers and to runners as they last. Free prizes will also be raffled.
Who are the Sponsors
Without our sponsors we would not be able to provide this 26th year event. Please thank the Oregon Road Runners Club and the Estacada Development Association for being the sponsoring organizations. Pace Setter Athletic is again our main sponsor. Co-sponsors are PGE, Estacada Curves, Dr. Richard Orth, Eagle Foundry, Willamette Falls Hospital, Brooks Shoes and Apparel, Les Schwab Tires, and Trillium Web Solutions.
How Can I Register?
We offer three ways to register: by mail, online at this website, or in person at Pace Setter Athletic Store (4306 SE Woodstock, Portland) until 9/22/09. During September you will receive a free pair of socks by registering up to September 22nd at the store. Contact the race director for a brochure that contains additional information and an entry form. Contact race director, Steven Floyd, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 632-4676 if you have any questions.
26th year microfiber long sleeve t-shirts will again be available for just $20 as they last. Only advance registered participants can be guaranteed a shirt again this year. Please order early so we can hold one for you.
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
Liability Waiver: I know that running, walking and volunteering at races are potentially hazardous activities. I should not participate in activities unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official concerning my being allowed to participate in or complete this event. I assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including, without limitation, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone enlisted to act on my behalf, waive and release Oregon Road Runners Club, the City of Estacada, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland General Electric Co., Road Runners Club of America, the Oregon Road Runners Club, and all sponsors, and their respective directors, officers and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participating in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver, and grant permission to them to use photographs, motion pictures, or other record of me in this event.