The Hills Creek Dam gates are being opened just for you runners! You will get the experience of running across the actual Dam!! This is a life time experience. Don't be late, the gates have to be closed immediately after the last runner gets through. A honorable thanks to the Army Core of Engineers for giving The Dam Marathon runners this experience.
Thank you Chad Sageser for the awesome footage!
Check out this video! The first part is the Willamette river, where the marathon ends at Greenwaters Park and Amphitheater. The Lake (with the beautiful views of mountains) is where the Marathon starts and circles.
You get to run across that Dam!
Runners will be given a detailed map of the course.
There will be signs every mile along the course and aid stations every few miles.
The Marathon starts at 8:00 on the West/Right side of Hills Creek Dam.
Please be ready to go by 7:15 at Greenwaters Park Address: 48362 Highway 58 at milepost 36. In Oakridge, OR. Where you will catch the shuttle or drive to the start.
The race circles Hills Creek Reservoir clockwise and ends at Green Waters Park
The Dam Marathon
|→||Right||Turn right onto Hills Creek Rd/Kitson Springs Rd||0.4|
|2.5||→||Right||Turn right onto Hills Creek Crossing Bridge||2.9|
|0.1||→||Right||Turn right onto NF-2118||3.0|
|10.8||→||Right||Turn right onto US Frst Service Rd 21||13.8|
|0.0||↑||Straight||Continue onto NF-21||13.8|
|4.6||→||Right||Turn right to stay on NF-21||18.5|
|5.7||←||Left||Slight left onto S Bank Rd/La Duke Rd||24.2|
Finish at Park
We encourage you to invite your friends and family! Greenwaters park is a large park and is fun for kids with an awesome playground as well. Greenwaters park is located on the beautiful Willamette River. There will be live music played by Cherry and The Low Boys Band, food and fun. Lets enjoy the beauty of Oregon!!
An Elite runner who has ran a marathon in every state, Named "The Dam Marathon as The Most Beautiful Marathon in the United States!" Oakridge is the Recreation capital of the northwest, 5 rivers run together here and it is surrounded by national forest, lakes and trails. The Marathon starts on top of the dam and circles hills creek lake.