McDonald Forest 15K and 5K


Mar 04, 2023 at 9:00 AM

McDonald Forest 15K and 5K

8692 NW Peavy Arboretum Road

Corvallis OR, 97330


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Entry Fee $15
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $45
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 15K
  • 5K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 150

Starting Elevation: 200

High Point: 1600

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 1998

Men's Record: Paul Low 52:47, '99

Masters Men Record: John Stolz, 59:34, '99

Women's Record: Megan Arbogast 1:03:45, '01

Masters Women Record: Megan Arbogast 1:03:45, '01


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


Race event photo
Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on Mar 04, 2023

Held on Mar 05, 2022

Held on Oct 25, 2015

Held on Oct 27, 2013

Held on Oct 28, 2012

Held on Oct 31, 2010

Held on Oct 25, 2009

Held on Oct 26, 2008

Held on Oct 28, 2007

Held on Oct 29, 2006

Held on Oct 30, 2005

Held on Oct 31, 2004

Held on Oct 26, 2003

Held on Oct 27, 2002

Held on Apr 22, 2001

Held on Apr 30, 2000

Held on Apr 17, 1999

Held on Apr 18, 1998

Event Results