The what, where, when and why.

here’s the skinny and some guidelines to keeping it fun.  More on Facebook:

Starts:  July 15th 6 am at Portland Meadows 1001 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217

  • free to all
  • staggered starts from 6 am to 10 am
  • waiver and waypoints handed out at start
  • staggered release of recovery and support vehicles
  • multiple route choices will reduce congestion
  • have maps and maps downloaded to navigation devices

Midpoint overnight camp:  July 15-16th  at Hoodoo 27400 Big Lake Road, Sisters, OR 97759

  • Burning Man meets Thunderdome
  • open to invite friends and spouses to meet up
  • need camping gear, pads, food and drinks
  • multiple breweries bringing free beer
  • food cart
  • music
  • bathroom facilities
  • forty bucks a head to cover above, overhead and insurance $$$

10 Barrel Final Waypoint party:  July 16th 2-8 pm Portland Meadows 1001 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217

  • Open to all ages and public
  • Car show/auction/party
  • Multiple local live bands
  • Food and beer
  • Free for Gambler cars, pull into infield side
  • Kids free adults $10 walk in.

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Make sure to download this area into your GPS or tablet navigation app for offline use.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor NAPA AUTO PARTS

and our supporting partners:

Interco Tire  WARN  10 Barell  Traxxas

Icon Vehicle Dynamics  Speed”s Towingauction  Yakima

Kchilites  Coleman Powersports  B&R Auto Wrecking

Paco Motorsports  Afco


• All vehicles/participants are to be safe, roadworthy, licensed, registered and insured.
• All laws and governances are to be obeyed. No minors at camp (21+ only)
• Respect each other, the public and the environment (tread lightly, haul more out than in).
• Vehicles can cheap, cool or impractical (there is no $500 limit).
• Dependable, built recovery volunteer vehicles are welcome to support and help.
• You are completely self-sufficient (that means food, drink, tools, recovery, navigation)
• You and only you are responsible for vehicle recovery and your actions.
• NOT A RACE, NOT SANCTIONED, NOT CLOSED COURSE it’s a “Navigation challenge”.
• Waypoints are given in LAT/LONG, use tablet downloaded map apps and paper maps.
• Waypoints are given at start.
• Teams are started by staggered time intervals.
• No limit to team members; multiple vehicles on team encouraged.
• Routes are on public lands, honor the communities and agencies that steward them.
• Roads are typically challenging for 2WD, the less capable the cooler you look.
• Bonus points for themes and costumes
The Oregon OG500 is July 15&16 starting and ending in Portland. No registration, no fee , all are welcome, just show up and run what you brung.


Recomended navigation apps (not limited to): remember to download maps beforehand and use GPS enabled devices

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General Outline (Facebook Post)
General Outline (Facebook Post 2)


Vehicle rules:

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