ORRC Wildwood Trail Trial

About This Activity

This unique event runs the scenic Wildwood Trail in Portland's Forest Park. Bring a great finish to the summer by running or walking in the largest naturally forested urban park in the USA. Instead of a single start time, you may run anytime within a four hour window. This race is part of the ORRC 10K series.

The Course

The trail is packed earth with many turns and has mostly good surfaces, but has some rocks, roots and slugs. The course starts at the junction of Wildwood Trail and Fire Lane 1 and heads south on Wildwood Trail until the finish at Upper MacLeay Park (approx. 5151 NW Cornell Road). There is a 650 foot elevation loss in the first 5.7 miles and a 200 foot climb in the last half mile. This is NOT a closed course, so you can expect to share the trail with other runners, walkers, and leashed dogs.

Course Map

Go to http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=499828

Start Logistics

Participants start between 8:00am and 11:30am in 1-2 minute intervals in heats of 4 or less. (Mid-morning is the least busy time.) The race is chip timed, so you must cross the timing mats at the start and finish to get accurate results. Using Nspire, your results willbe available in real time on Facebook and at the finish line. The course closes at 12:30pm, when the timing system is turned off. Whether you walk or run, please choose your start time wisely to finish the race before 12:30.


Parking is located at the intersection of NW Cornell and NW Skyline Blvd. (approx 7515 NW Cornell Rd) in the two unpaved parking lots adjacent to the Skyline Restaurant. Volunteers will direct drivers where to park and monitor the lots during the race. Please carpool if possible as parking is limited. DO NOT park at the start on Firelane 1 or park over the white lines on 53rd, or you will get a ticket. Use the shuttle bus or have someone drop you off near the start.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses between the parking area, start and finish will be provided. The first bus leaves for the start at 7:30am. The drive from the parking area to the start drop-off point takes about ten minutes. The walk from 53rd/Firelane 1 to the actual start on Wildwood Trail is 0.4 miles (about an 8 minute walk). Plan accordingly to start and finish on time.

Aid Stations and Support

Drop bags will be provided at the parking area. Your marked drop bag will be brought to the finish. There will be three potties at the parking area and one at the start, so best to use one before you get on the bus. Aid station at Mile 2 (and possibly Mile 4).


A limited edition short sleeve tech T-shirt is available. Only pre-registered participants are guarenteed a shirt. Day of race entrants get shirts as quantities last. Register earyl to get yours!


Awards to overall open and masters male and female. The top three finishers in each five year age group will earn ribbons. The walk is noncompetitive. Places are updated as people finish, but we won't know the final results until all have finished. Awards will be mailed.Snacks, beverages and a random prize drawing will be at Upper MacLeay Park.


Online registration is at www.active.com and closes 48 hours before before the start of the race. Mail-in registration must be post-marked by August 27th. Make checks payable to ORRC and send to: ORRC Wildwood Trail Trial, PO Box 1035, Forest Grove, OR 97116. Day of race registration starts at 7:30am. The field is limited to 500 participants


ORRC Member without shirt $20. ORRC member with shirt $30. Non-ORRC without shirt $25. Non-ORRC with shirt $35. Day of race without shirt $30. Day of race with shirt $40. NO ORRC DISCOUNT DAY OF RACE. ORRC 10K series people are automatically registered, but must purchase the shirt separately for $10. Registration is non-refundable.

Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick-up at Sports Authority in Beaverton (3485 SW Cedar Hills Blvd) on Sunday Sept 1 from 1pm to 4pm. Get a 20% discount on purchases during early packet pick-up. Day of race packet pick-up at the parking area from 7am to 11am.


If you can help, please contact Mark Barrett (Race Director) at 503-821-9577 or MBarretts@aol.com.


This race is chip timed by Nspire. Results will be available at the finish, published in the Oregon Distance Runner, and posted at www.orrc.net and www.nspirelive.com.


This event donates part of the entry fees to Human Solutions, Inc. (which supports the homeless and low income families) and Snow-Cap Community Charities (which supports families in need in East Multnomah County). Please donate new school supplies and excess running shirts and shoes in the drop box at the packet pick-up/parking area.

Join ORRC Now!

This event is open to all runners and walkers, but you can save money by joining the club. You save on entry fees ($5 per event), get the Oregon Distance Runner magazine, get discounts at local running stores, join others for training runs, and more. Enclose a separate check for $30 (individual) or $40 (family) membership.



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