About ORRC

Road Runners Club of America OUR HISTORY
The Oregon Road Runners Club (ORRC) was founded in Seaside, Oregon in 1970 as an outgrowth of the Trail's End Marathon, the first marathon in the Pacific Northwest. Since its humble beginnings, ORRC has remained true to its mission to promote running and walking for the benefit of all and continues to be a leading Northwest resource for runners and walkers. With approximately 1,000 members, we are the largest running club in the West and among the top ten largest running clubs that are members of the national Road Runners Club of America.

Oregon Zoo


ORRC contributes to the Oregon Food bank and the Oregon Zoo.

The Oregon Road Runners Club is a non-profit organization that promotes running, walking, and competitive events for the benefit of all--for fitness, fun, safety, health, and quality of life.


As a member of ORRC, you will be part of an organization that conducts approximately 12 races a year, publishes an award winning newsletter "Oregon Distance Runner", maintains a small office in Beaverton, and provides training and other member and community benefits. We are also a nonprofit 501 c (3) organization, and support many charitable organizations in the area with technical advice and support of other nonprofit running and walking events. Like many other nonprofit organizations, our success depends on the active participation from many of our members. If you are interested in volunteering, or just have a suggestion you think would benefit the club, please contact us!


ORRC, 4840 SW Western Ave. #200, Beaverton, OR 97005 orrc@orrc.net