SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th 2018 - 8:00 am – 11:30 am

4th Annual Oregon Trail Game 5k + Kids Race


The fourth annual Oregon Trail® Game 5k, presented by BnK Construction Inc., is a fun run based off the 1980’s classic computer game, The Oregon Trail®! Runners are taken on an interactive journey where they’ll make decisions as if they were traveling from Missouri to Oregon. Will you float or ford the river, or die of dysentery along the way? Each decision you make along the trail will determine your ultimate fate. This one-of-a-kind event celebrates Oregon City’s heritage and encourages an active lifestyle! All racers get a branded certificate and are invited to join an exclusive preview of the Oregon Trail Brewfest.

8:00 am – 11:30 am
Start: 8th Street and Main in
Downtown Oregon City
End: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Oregon City

The Oregon Trail® Game 5K + Kids Race are fun yet challenging courses through historic Downtown Oregon City.


Course features include:

  • Start on historic Main Street in Downtown Oregon City
  • Run past the iconic 100-year-old Municipal Elevator
  • Challenging 223-step run up stairs alongside Singer Hill Falls
  • Beautiful views overlooking the Willamette River and Willamette Falls
  • Run through the historic McLoughlin neighborhood and past attractions including Carnegie Library, McLoughlin House and Barclay House
  • Claim your land (and your free beer (21+) and ice cream) at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, where the Oregon Trail Brewfest will also open early for runners as they cross the finish line! 


The Oregon Trail® Game 5K is a family-friendly event. Children 12 years and under can register at a special rate of $15 (to run or walk the 5k with an adult) where awards will be given for the top three runners. The 5K course is stroller-friendly. Strollers will be re-routed to the Municipal Elevator instead of the stairs to complete the course.

KIDS RACE - Fun Run!

Registration is free. Check-in is at the registration table at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center before the race between 10:00 and 10:15am. This race is an unmeasured distance for the littlest runners (ages 2-12) to get their energy out! Parents are welcome to run with their kids during the fun run. 

Please note: no dogs allowed on either race course.


Sponsors are at the heart of all of Downtown’s events and are critical for their success. Successful events build community, showcase our beautiful historic district, and help raise money to support DOCA’s ongoing work to build an economically vital place where entrepreneurship thrives and that all of Oregon can be proud of.


Packet Pickup

There are two opportunities to pick up your packets before race day for The Oregon Trail® Game 5k + Kids Race. We strongly encourage runners to pick up their packet on Friday or Saturday. Lines on race day can be very long, so the more people who pick up their packets before the race, the better! If you cannot attend packet pickup, feel free to have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. Anyone picking up multiple packets, PLEASE make sure you inform everyone you are picking up for that you are doing this.

Friday, August 3rd - Providence
519 15th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 4th - Providence
519 15th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Race Day - Sunday, August 5th - Liberty Plaza
807 Main St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
8:00 am - 8:45 am


Registration to run!

Online registration is open and ends at 10:00pm on Saturday, August 4th.

Day of race registration is available at the race site Sunday morning at 8:00am. 

 In partnership with  Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory .

In partnership with Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory.

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