Saturday, Mar 4, 2023
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Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 16, 2024

2024 Race

*** If you missed online registration, no worries. We had to shut down online registration to help our timing folks have time to get things set up. However, you can still sign up and join us for a great morning. Race Day registration will open up at 7:30am at the Forestry Cabin near the start line. Just get there, and we will help you get registered. Added bonus, we decided that the price will be the same, so no price increase for race day registration.

*** Race Shirts - The time has come and gone for when we can guarantee ordered shirts. We will have a limited supply available for purchase at the Race. If you are interested in a shirt, but envisioning yourself cruising the trails with a sweet shirt on and missed the cutoff, please email the race director and we can see what we can do to make your dream come true.

*** Day of Race Registration will be available.

Come join us for the 26th running of the Mac Forest Trail Runs. Beautiful trails and logging roads will take you through the majestic McDonald Forest. Whether an experienced trail runner, or a first timer, we believe you will enjoy every minute of the race. Of course, our definition of enjoy may not match everyone’s.

Proceeds from the races will benefit local high school cross-country athletes and teams, and further the mission of the Oregon Running Foundation (“ORF”) to help move the lives of youth forward through the power of running. By providing opportunities, inspiration and shoes, ORF strives to help youth turn their potential into fulfillment.


Challenge yourself in the beautiful McDonald Forest 15k & 5k trail race.

Course Information -
The course will take you through a combination of single-track trails and logging roads in OSU’s McDonald Forest. This Challenging course has 1450 ft. of elevation gain (for the 15k) with scenic views on a sunny day, otherwise plenty of mud! If the clouds part long enough, views of the Cascades, the Coast Range and Soap Creek Valley can be seen. Two Aid Stations located at the Forestry Cabin and the Cap House.

Oregon Running Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and distributes race proceeds in support of local high school cross-country athletes and teams, and seeks to put shoes on the feet of young runners facing social and economic challenges.


Registration opens December 2nd, 2023. Get the kids out for a great morning with a reduced registration fee for youth 18 and under.

Did you miss the online registration - No problems. You can register the morning of the race. Day of race registration will be limited to cash or check. Make checks playable to: Oregon Running Foundation.”

Registration and Bib pick up will begin at 7:30 am.

We do have limits on the number of participants, so don’t wait. I am sorry, No Dogs or Strollers permitted in the race(s).

15k will start at 9:00am
5k will start at 9:30am

Help us Stay Green - The 2024 race will be cupless!

Race Shirts -
Grab your own victory swag. Updated for 2024, this shirt is sure to be the envy of all your friends, or at a minimum a great add to your wardrobe as a reminder of a pretty awesome day in the forest. Shirts must be ordered by February 1st to guarantee race day delivery. We will have a limited number of race day shirts available for purchase the morning of the race.


Registration fee for adults (19 and over):

$40 for the 15K
$30 for the 5K

Youth (18 and under) registration fee:
$10 for the 5k
$15 for the 15k

There is a price increase for registration after February 1st. The McDonald Forest Trail Runs does not offer refunds on race entry fees or permit transfers. In the unlikely case of race cancellation, no refunds will be given however we will do our best to offer credit to next year's race.

Event's current local time: 12:52 AM PT


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