Runners On Your Mark. Get Ready For These Spring Fun Runs in Baker County Oregon

Runners get set for these great fun runs in Baker County Oregon including the Truffle Shuffle, Run to the Ruts, and Race Through Hells Canyon.

Truffle Shuffle

 The Truffle Shuffle April 29th in Baker City  

Powered By CHOCOLATE! The fourth annual Truffle Shuffle 5K walk/run and 10K Run, April 29th, 2017 starts at 8 a.m. in Downtown Baker City at Main and Washington

5k and 10k run
Start time is 8:00 am from Main Street and Washington Street. Both the 5K and 10K routes include a hill up Indiana Avenue, the road that runs past Quail Ridge Golf Course, because this chocolate is worth the work.  The entire route is available at the registration sites below or email

Registration forms are available at Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier and the Baker County YMCA ,and can be submitted at either location. Registrations are 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 7:00-7:30 am at the race location.

Entry fee is $20 and you can optionally get a shirt for an additional $10.  Each participant will receive a chocolate medallion at the finish line. All the chocolate is handmade by chocolatier Alyssa Peterson of Peterson’s Gallery.  Registrations must be received by April 15th to receive a shirt. Chocolate medallions will be limited for same day registrants. Please make checks payable to Baker City Young Life.

This race is sponsored through the generosity of many local businesses: Subway, Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier, BELLA Main Street Market, Baker City Realty, Howard Britton Realty, STARS, Sunfire Real Estate, Kim Mosier Legal Services, Kicks Sportswear, Radford Trucking, Ne-Hi Enterprises, Baker Valley Physical Therapy, Goodrich Farms, Baker Sanitary Service, Hills Family Dentistry, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, St. Luke’s EOMA and OTEC.

All proceeds benefit Baker City Young Life.


Race through Hells Canyon

Race Through Hells Canyon 5K/10K/Half Marathon May 20th in Oxbow

A fundraiser for the Pine Eagle Community Preschool

Register online at

The Race Through Hells Canyon is a fun experience for participants of all ages and athleticism.  The Race Through Hells Canyon provides either a 5K, 10K, Or half marathon course that consists of rolling hills, a rock tunnel and is a gravel road.

Race Information: The race will begin at the Idaho Power Oxbow School House and continue down Homestead Rd.   On arrival please check in at the Hells Canyon Adventures Booth at the Oxbow School House, Oxbow, Oregon. Registration will begin at 2:00 P.M.

Half Marathon starts at 3:00
10K Starts at 3:30
5k Starts 4:00

Registration available online at
Early: Before May 1st – $20/person
After May 1st – $25/person
Group: 4/$60

After the race, enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the Awards Ceremony.

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

Run to the Ruts

Run to the Ruts, .June 3rd At the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City

A National Trails Day Event

Come celebrate National Trails Day at the 7th Annual Run to the Ruts 5K & 10K Run/Walk. at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City.

National Trails Day is also a Free Fee Day, so bring your cheering squad and enjoy the Center after the race

Event Info & Course Description

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 at, 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.

All event proceeds will benefit Trail Tenders, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the educational programs of the Interpretive Center

For more information about these and other Baker County events, visit Baker County Tourism’s event calendar at