Molalla River Trail Race


Molalla River Trail Race canceled indefinitely

Due to complications related to Covid and the stepping down of staff, this race is suspended until further notice. We hope to host this event again. Thank you for your support!

Bigfoot 5K-open to runners and walkers

Bigfoot 10K-open to runners only

Bigfoot Half-marathon-open to runners only




Pricing schedule

Early Bird Pricing (February -July 6): 

5k-$30, 10k $35, half $45

July 7th-Sept 18th:

5k-$35, 10k $40, half $50

Race Description

This is not your parent’s flat road race, this is a breathtakingly challenging 100% trail race (no asphalt or concrete)! Just 20 min SE of Molalla the Molalla River Corridor is a beautiful area with an amazing multi-use (horse, biking, hiking) trail system. Our race begins just up the hill from the Hardy Creek Trailhead.

The 5K route has the least elevation gain, where as both the 10K and half-marathon routes feature “the wall” (a monster 500 ft hill over 3/4 of a mile).  The half marathon route has a total of over 1500 ft of elevation gain, the first 6-7 miles of the half utilizes the north trails, and the back half utilizes the 10K route on the south trails..  Be ready for some monster hills, but the hills aren’t the only monsters you need to look out for! As local folklore and Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot has placed Bigfoot sightings in the region. Our distances are close but not exact.

Note: There is no cell phone service in the area. Due to the nature of the trails, no strollers. Half marathon is time capped at 3 hours 45 minutes








5k course records:

Male: Joe Dudman 21:51 ; Female: Rachel Peters 27:23

10k course records:

Male: Jason Pankiewicz-Waldram 42:56; Female: Fay Mobbs 53:44

Half marathon course records:

Male: David Hewlett 1:42:19; Female: Fiona Cundy 1:47:12

Shuttle Buses

Location for parking and shuttle pick up: Foothills Community Church 122 Grange Ave., Molalla, OR

First Student will be driving you to and from the race site this year! Come early so you have plenty of time for bathroom breaks, gear check, pictures with Bigfoot, and walk up the 1/3 mile hike to our starting line.

The return bus schedule will be as follows:  first bus leaves at 10:30 . . . buses leave every 15 min. between 10:30 and 12:45.  2 buses will make 2 trips.

Race Day Schedule

  • Shuttle buses start 7:15 am
  • Registration and packet pick up opens at 8:00 am
  • Last bus leaves Foothills in Molalla 8:15am
  • Half Marathon starts at 9:00 am
  • 10K starts at 9:15 am
  • 5K starts at 9:30 am
  • Shuttle buses start returning to Foothills  10:30 am
  • 5k & 10k awards at 10:30 am
  • Half marathon awards TBA
  • Last shuttle bus leaves at 12:45pm

All runners will receive finishing medals for completing the race!


Download & Print Molalla Trail Map
with 5K, 10K & Half-Marathon Routes

Trail Conditions

As everyone in Oregon knows, October can have some of the most beautiful weather of the year. Or it can be raining. Rain or shine this race is going to be amazing. If it has been raining hard before the race, get excited and come prepared to run through some mud which will make this trail race that much more epic.


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Our race is a non-profit race. 100% of any profits will go back into the community and the trail system.


Our race will be chip timed by Huber Timing. On-line registration is thru Run Sign Up. The race will be timed using disposable timing chips.

Give Away

Beanie hat with logo


All runners will receive a finishing medal. Top 3 male and female finishers and top 3 male and female masters (40+) for each event will receive a trophy. Age group awards for every 10 year increments

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup


Gear Check

Our gear check area will be located at the shuttle drop off area at Hardy Creek in a dry and covered trailer. Bring your personal bags and attach the gear check tabs on your bib to your bag.

 Driving Directions From Molalla

  • Drive East on Highway 211 through Molalla
  • Slight right to stay on E. Main St
  • Continue on to S. Mathias Road (.2 miles)
  • Slight left onto S. Feyrer Park Road (1.7 miles)
  • Turn right onto S. Dickey Prairie Road (1.6 miles)
  • Slight right to stay on S. Dickey Prairie Road (3.6 miles)
  • Turn right toward S. Molalla Forest Road (.3 miles)
  • Turn left onto S. Molalla Forest Road (race in 3 miles)




Use of Public Lands under Permit by the Bureau of Land Management

This race is supported in part by a grant from Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

Platinum Sponsors




Gold Sponsors

Road Runner Sports  
Talk of the Town Hair Salon

Silver Sponsors

Bentley Feed

Northwest Dental