Oregon Road Runners Club
41st Annual Blue Lake
Runs and Walk
Saturday, October 10, 2015
5K Run, 5K Walk, 15K Run/Walk
Blue Lake Park, Troutdale, OR
The following information was for the 2014 Race. Although much of the information will be the same, please come back at a later date for 2015 info or contact the race directors listed below.
Blue Lake Park, intersection of Marine Drive and Blue Lake Road, Fairview, Oregon
From I-84 take Exit #14 - Near 223rd & Marine Drive, follow signs to the park. NOTE: The Park charges $5/car; car-pooling is strongly encouraged.
The ORRC Blue Lake Runs include the 30th Annual 5K (3.1 mi.) race and 5K walk, plus the 40th Annual ORRC 15K (9.3 mi.) Championship run or walk (2 hour time limit) at Blue Lake Park on Saturday, October 11th. All events are open to everyone - fast, slow and in between. The courses (out and back) are flat and fast! The 15K Run starts at 11:00 am (Must complete course in two hours), and the 5K run and walk start together at 11:10 am.
PICK THE DISTANCE AND THE EVENT OF YOUR CHOICE!
Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ORRC Blue Lake Runs with a run or walk that fits you! Choose between a 5K (3.1 mi.) run or 5K walk, or the ORRC 15K (9.3 mi.) Championship run/walk at Blue Lake Park on Saturday, October 11th. Plus a FREE 1/2 Mile Kids Run. The Kids Run starts at 10:30, the 15K events at 11:00, and the 5K events 11:10 am.
T-SHIRTS, FINISHERS MEDALS, RIBBONS, AWARDS, HOT FOOD
Short-sleeved 40th Anniversary shirts are FREE to preregistered participants. You also get a FINISHERS MEDAL. Also, the top 6 finishers in all ORRC 5-year age groups (to 80 & up) in both running events AND the 5K Walking event receive place ribbons. All participants can dine on HOT DOGS, DRINKS and COOKIES. Results will be put in the ORRC Publication and posted on the Web.
Register online coming soon
Register by Sept. 11 and SAVE! Prices increase $5 after that. That is a $10 SAVINGS FOR ORRC MEMBERS (including your $5 member discount)! Register online at any time through October 7, 2014. Registration by mail if postmarked by October 3, 2014. Day of race is $35 for 15K event and $30 for 5K events(no shirt). SAVE MONEY by doing it early! Pre-entry saves big bucks over waiting until day of race. PLUS, you are assured of getting a T-Shirt if you pre-enter.
BLUE LAKE PARK: DIRECTIONS AND RULES
Blue Lake Park is located east of Portland, near Troutdale and Fairview, Oregon. Take I-84 east to Exit #14 and follow signs to the North to Blue Lake Park, or take Marine Drive east of I-205 to Blue Lake Road. NOTE: Blue Lake Park also charges $5.00 per car (extra) and prohibits pets and alcohol. Please leave Fido at home since the Park will not let him in! Real restrooms are at the Park. Please observe all Park rules!
FREE KIDS' RUN (AGE 10 AND UNDER)
A free 1/2-Mile Kids' Run starts at 10:30 am, for those 10 years and younger (no awards, but ALL GET RIBBONS and RUNNING GLOVES). There are no shirts in the Kids' Run. This is a fun event aimed at getting the whole family to the Park to enjoy the day. Parents may run with their kids!
5K (3.1 Mile) FITNESS WALK
The 5K Walk event includes place ribbons for the top six male and top 6 female finishers in each 5-year age group just like the runners get. The 5K Walk will start at 11:10 a.m., at the same time and place as the 5K Run. The focus of the Walk is fun, fitness and encouraging walking and walkers (and is not a racewalk, but racewalkers are welcome to come and take part!). The walk is non-judged so you must walk 100% of the time. RUNNING ANY PART OF IT DISQUALIFIES YOU FROM THE AWARDS. ORRC Blue Lake Run WELCOMES ALL WALKERS!
VOLUNTEER AS A RACE OFFICIAL?
If you, or a family member or friend, are willing to be a race official, great! We definitely need volunteers, & it's more fun to participate when you have family or friends with you. Volunteers help with set-up or registration, and then help on the course or at the finish. Volunteers are warmly invited – and are GREATLY appreciated! Just call Jeff Wehrman at 503-705-5313 and leave your name and phone number and we will call you back! Plus you get $5 in ORRC Bucks which you can use toward races or membership.