Resources for Walkers

Race walkers at the Best Dam Run 10K Race Walk event

The Oregon Road Runners Club has a supportive community of walkers as well race walking events available to help support your training goals. Check out the club training page where we have some group training events each week and considering joining the community.

2015 Walking Events with Oregon Road Runners Club
Events with Separate Awards for Walkers Walkers Welcome (No Separate Awards for Walkers)
Y2K 10K – Sat. January 10

Champoeg 10K
– Sat. March 7

Hagg Lake 10K
– Sat. May 2

Up The Lazy River 10K
– Mon. May 25

ORRC Dual Duel – Wed. August 5

Garlic Festival 10K – Sat. August 8

Greenway Trail Trial 10K – Mon. September 7

Best Dam Run 10K – Sat. September 26

Blue Lake 5K – Sat. October 10
Vernonia Half-Marathon – Sat. April 12

Summer Solstice 5K – Sun. June 21

July 4th 5K – Sat. July 4

Turkey Trot – Thu. November 26

ORRC Walker of the Year Award
The ORRC “Walker of the Year” award is based earned points:

  • 1st Place – 10 points
  • 2nd Place – 9 points
  • 3rd Place – 8 points
  • 4th Place – 7 points
  • 5th Place – 6 points
  • Etc.

Sign Up for the ORRC 5K Series
Each race in the 5K series is for runners or walkers. Sign up
to earn prizes and meet other walkers!

Walk Safely:

  • Use the crosswalk.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing street.
  • Establish eye contact with drivers.
  • Watch for turning vehicles.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing and reflective clothing at night.
  • Walk against traffic on roads with no sidewalks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that give support and that will not irritate your feet.

Walk for Health and Fitness!
Walking can decrease your risk of many health problems:
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Injuries and falls

Walking as part of your daily routine helps you to:
  • Increase efficiency of heart and lungs
  • Lower blood cholesterol
  • Control weight
  • Reduce stress and enhance the quality of your sleep
  • Improve your mood
  • Tone muscles

ORRC, 4840 SW Western Ave. #200, Beaverton, OR 97005 —