Fun Runs for Truffles, to the Ruts, and Through Hells Canyon

Whether you’re a runner, or just enjoy staying in shape and getting a little exercise when you visit new places, you won’t want to miss these great one of a kind spring fun runs in Baker County Oregon where you can run for Truffles, to the Ruts of the Oregon Trail, or through Hells canyon.

The Truffle Shuffle April 28 in Baker City

Power yourself with chocolate as you tackle a 5k walk/run or a 10k run! You will wind through the streets and hills of Baker City to cross the finish line and be rewarded with a chocolate medallion made by local chocolatier Alyssa Peterson of Peterson’s Gallery.

Entry fee is $25 and all proceeds support Baker City Young Life.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at the intersection of First and Washington with same day registration from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at the same location.

Registration forms are available at Peterson’s Gallery and the Baker County YMCA and can be submitted at either location. Registrations are also available for download at and can be mailed to Peterson’s Gallery (1925 Main St, Baker City, OR, 97814). Race-day registration is available from 7:00-8:30 am at the race location.

Fees: entry fee is $20 and you can optionally get a shirt for an additional $10. Chocolate medallions will be limited for same day registrants. Please make checks payable to Baker City Young Life.

Complete event information including online registration available at


Race through Hells Canyon May 19 in Oxbow Oregon

Race/Walk/Stroll Through Hells Canyon 5K/10K/Half Marathon

Start the summer running season off by exploring Hells Canyon at the 8TH annual Race Through Hells Canyon in Oxbow, Oregon.  The Race Through Hells Canyon is a fun experience for participants of all ages and athleticism and participants can choose either a 5K, 10K, or half marathon course that consists of rolling hills, a rock tunnel and is a gravel road.

Proceeds from The Race Through Hells Canyon will be used to support Pine Eagle Community Preschool.

Half Marathon starts – 4:00mt/3:00 pst – Ends around  6:00mt/5:00 pst

10K Starts – 4:30mt/3:30 pst –  Ends around  6:00mt/5:00 pst

5k Starts – 5:00mt/4:00 pst –  Ends around  6:00mt/5:00 pst

Registration: Early: Before May 1st – $30/person, After May 1st – $35/person. All registrations include a free T-shirt

All routes begin and end at the Oxbow School House, Oxbow, Oregon 97840 and festivities include an awards presentation, home style BBQ picnic  dinner, silent auction, and live music following the run.

For more information visit the Race Through Hells Canyon website   Online registration  is available at


Run to the Ruts June 2nd at the Oregon Trail Interpretive center in Baker City Oregon

Run to the Ruts” is a Challenging 5K (3.1 mile) Run/Walk or 10K (6.2miles) Run. It starts and ends at the 3rd parking lot, leading runners and walkers down the Panorama Point trail, crosses over the Oregon Trail Ruts and returns via the Ascent Trail. There is an elevation gain of 430 feet, and the route is a mixture of gravel road, paved trails and dirt trails, with several tight curves.

This event is a non-sanctioned “fun run.” All participants will receive a participant award upon crossing the finishing line. We will be giving awards for the top 3 male and female runners of the event. We will track times to the best of our ability and post what we can. If your time is a priority to you, you should be prepared to track your own record.

Due to the width of the trails we request that no dogs be brought on the run/walk. Also, sections of the route are very narrow and would not be adequate  for strollers in this event. Runners should be aware that the route is on public land and other visitors may be using the trails. Please be courteous to all visitors, including other runners.

The 10K Run will start at 8:30AM and the 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:00AM, with the walkers lining up behind the runners.

Register online, in person at the Interpretive Center, or mail a registration form to Trail Tenders Inc., PO Box 987, Baker City, OR 97814. Registrations will be accepted until the event start time. Runners and Walkers each pay an entry fee of $15 per person & if registered by the t-shirt deadline, will  receive either a moisture-wicking or cotton t-shirt in their requested size. Water, juice, fruit and snacks will be available before and after the race.

​Race packets will be available to pick up at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center lobby on the Friday before, from 1 p.m. — 5 p.m., and at 8:00 a.m. on  the day of the event.

For more information visit the Oregon trail Interpretive Center website  Online Registration available online at