Helvetia Half Marathon| 5K | 10K

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 8:00am

Helvetia Half Marathon | 5K | 10K

June 8, 2019 @ 8am – Register now for the Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, or 10K run/walk. We are excited for the annual running of this award winning event where you “Leave the City Behind“. Come enjoy this scenic course with breathtaking views of the gorgeous countryside in rural Washington County.

The Helvetia Half, 5K & 10K begins and ends at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. This spectacular course travels through the pasturelands of Northwest Oregon past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark, Helvetia Tavern. After a jaunt through the countryside, it’s back to Ron Tonkin Field for a grand finish in front the Jumbotron right on the Hillsboro Hops Field!

It’s no wonder the Helvetia Half Marathon has been voted the BEST HALF MARATHON in the Northwest! This course is scenic and challenging which makes the reward even better! Enjoy the route, and the post-race party that includes burgers, beer, and live music by HIT MACHINE. Join us for the 19th Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K &10K!


  • Half Marathon: $85 (through May 24th; May 25th, Price Increases to $89)
  • 10K: $65 (through May 24th; May 25th, Price Increases to $69)
  • 5K: $45 


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Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick Up June 7th and June 8th (Race Day):

Friday, June 7th, 10am-6pm:

Portland Running Co.

10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100

Beaverton, OR 97008


Saturday, June 8th: Hillsboro Stadium, starting at 6:30am


Packet Pick Up: Friday, June 7th, 2019 10am-6pm

Portland Running Co. Beaverton

10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100

Beaverton, OR 97008


Day of Event Schedule:

·   6:00 am – Parking opens. Arrive early! Follow police/volunteer instructions to find parking at stadium or Intel.

  • 6:30 am – Gear check and Packet Pickup Open
  • 8:00 am – Half Marathon START
  • 8:15 am – 10K & 5K START
  • 9:00 am – Breakfast begins
  • 9:15am-Hit Machine Post-Race Live Music Begins
  • 9:30-10:30 am – Awards table open

Q: Are walkers welcome?

A: Yes! Our half marathon course is open for four hours!

Q: Can a friend pick up my packet?

A: Yes! They will just need to have your confirmation email or bib number

Q: Can I switch distances?
A: Yes! You can switch between the half marathon, 10K, or 5K for no charge up to one week before the race. To change, go into your active.com account and make this change yourself for no charge. You may change from the half to the 10K or to the 5K, however fees will not be refunded.  If you want to change from the 5K to a longer race, fees will apply.

Q: Is there somewhere I can leave my stuff during the race?
A: Yes! We offer free gear check for all participants. Gear check opens at 6:30am. It is highly recommended that you check your gear by 7:30am to avoid lines.

Q: Is there an official Helvetia Host Hotel?

A: Yes! Courtyard by Marriott Hillsboro has amazing Helvetia packages that include free breakfast! 

Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
A: Unfortunately, our route is not stroller friendly. There are several “choke points” on the course that are too narrow to accomodate strollers.

Q: How far is the Kids’ Run?
A: Approximately 1/2 mile. You are welcome to run with your children. There will be a race leader directing the kids during the 1/2 mile run.

Q: What are the age group categories?
A: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 & better

Q: Are dogs allowed onthe course or at the stadium?

Gordon Faber Stadium does not allow dogs on the premises. Dogs are also not allowed on the course. The weather could be very warm so we strongly suggest that you leave your four-legged friends at home for this one.


Parking is free. Please remember parking is limited so carpool and please come early to avoid traffic lines and stress on race day. Vehicles will be parked in both the stadium lot and Intel. Be prepared to park where you are directed. We suggest arriving at the stadium by 6:30am.

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Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, 10K

Helvetia Highlights:

Spectacular Course

Post Race Party!

Post Race Music

Amazing Medal

Technical Running Shirt

Complimentary Beer (may purchase after first giveaway)

Free Parking

GREAT venue


Awards to age group and overall winners

Brought to you by Dave and Paula Harkin

Charity of choice

Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization, modeled after a national program that was originated in Oakland, California by firefighters from that city. The model that Oakland developed has been adopted by many other organizations across North America and has touched the lives of thousands of people in need of assistance.

This charity program has been created by dedicated firefighters and employees from the City of Hillsboro who truly believe that we can make a difference in our community in ways besides our emergency responses and daily interaction with the public.