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.
ORRC contributes to the
Oregon Food bank and the Oregon
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