READY TO LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND?
2024 RACE DATE: TBD-Stay tuned for exciting announcements about our 2024 event!
Leave The City Behind when you race in the 23rd Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K & 10K JUNE 3RD, 2023. This iconic event features an amazing jaunt through the countryside of scenic Washington county, plenty of sweeping views, a tavern, a church, some challenging hills, Century Farms, and an all-world stadium finish. With three distances, the entire family will enjoy the #1 Half Marathon/5K/10K in the Northwest. Helvetia is also the perfect benchmark for your fall marathon. Whether you are racing for a new PR or you just want a great event, join us for the 23rd Annual Helvetia Half Marathon.
- $89 (June 1st-July 31st)
- $99 (Aug. 1st-Sept. 4th)
- $109 (Sept. 5th - Race Day)
- $69 (June 1st-July 31st)
- $79 (Aug. 1st-Sept. 4th)
- $89 (Sept. 5th - Race Day)
- $49 (June 1st-July 31st)
- $54 (Aug. 1st-Sept. 4th)
- $59 (Sept. 5th - Race Day)
RACE INFORMATION & FAQs:
Q: Where does Helvetia take place?
A: Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (Hillsboro Stadium)
Q: When and where is packet pick-up?
A: Packet Pick-up begins on Thursday June 1:
- Thursday, June 1st, 10a-6pm at Portland Running Co. in Beaverton
- Friday, June 2nd, 10a-3pm, at Portland Running Co. in Beaverton
- Saturday, June 3rd (Event Day) at Hillsboro Stadium starting at 6:45am
Q: How amazing is the half marathon course?
A: Check out the course map and see for yourself!
Q: Can I switch distances?
A: You can switch from the half marathon to the 10K or 5K for no charge. To change distances between the half marathon and the 10K/5K, you can do it yourself by going into your active.com account. You may change from the half to the 10K/5K but fees will not be refunded. If you change from the 10K/5K to the half marathon, you will be charged the difference in registration fees. If you are going to change race distances, Please transfer prior to the race start!
Q: Are walkers welcome?
A: Yes! Our half marathon course is open for four hours! If you expect to take more than four hours, please transfer to the early walk start.
Q: Can a friend pick up my packet?
A: Yes! They will just need to have your confirmation email or bib number assignment
Q: Is there somewhere I can leave my stuff during the race?
A: A secure Gear Check will be available at Ron Tonkin field between the start line and finish line.
Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
A: Unfortunately, our route is not stroller friendly. There are several portions of the course that are too narrow to safely accommodate strollers.
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 on the course or at the stadium?
A: 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.
REFUND POLICY: RWP Events does not offer refunds for any reason. If you are unable to make it to the race this year, please transfer to our virtual event. If you think you might not make it to the race, we highly recommend purchasing Active Race Insurance when you register.
2022 goodies pictured. Stay Tuned for 2023 Schwag.
Join us for the 23rd annual running of this award winning event where you “Leave the City Behind“. The Helvetia Half, 5K & 10K begins and ends at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex (Hillsboro Stadium), home of the Hillsboro Hops. Our spectacular course travels through the pasturelands of Northwest Oregon past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark, The Helvetia Tavern. After a jaunt through the countryside, it’s back to Hillsboro Stadium for an awesome finish line chock full of post-race treats including lunch and our famous Rogue Brewery Beer Garden!
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! Join us for the 22nd Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K &10K!
REFUND POLICY: RWP Events does not offer refunds for any reason. If you are unable to make it to the race, please transfer to our virtual event. If you think you might not make it to the race for any reason, we highly recommend purchasing Active Race Insurance when you register.
HILLSBORO FIREFIGHTERS RANDOM ACTS PROGRAM
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. As firefighters, we respond into the homes of citizens where we can observe up close, the personal situations where people truly need a hand to live and succeed. We seek to plant positive seeds in our neighborhoods to the benefit of the whole community. Our aim is simple – to help our fellow firefighters and city employees give something extra back to the communities they live in and care for.