The Helvetia Half Marathon 2022: NOW OPEN!
Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Leave The City Behind when you register for the 22nd Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K & 10K. This iconic event features an amazing jaunt through the countryside of scenic Washington county, plenty of sweeping views, a tavern, a church, one challenging hill, 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 looking for a new PR or you just want a great race, The Helvetia Half Marathon is perfect. See you all in 2022!
CHECK OUT OUR 2021 RESULTS AND PHOTOS
June, 2021: Congratulations to all you amazing athletes who braved the summer storms of Helvetia this year. It was so wonderful to get out there and see your smiling faces, hear your cheers, and witness the triumph of the human spirit. From first-timers who set new PRs to old-timers who need both hands and both feet to count the number of times they have completed Helvetia, we were so proud to be part of your comeback! See you all in 2022!
MUST READ FAQs
Packet Pick Up:
Friday, June 11th, 2021, 10am-6pm; Saturday June 12th, 10am-6pm
10029 SW Nimbus Ave Ste 100
Beaverton, OR 97008
Day of Event Schedule: Hillsboro Stadium
- 6:00 am – Parking opens. Arrive early! Follow police/volunteer instructions to find parking at Hillsboro Stadium.
- 6:00 am –Packet Pickup Open
- 6:30 am – EARLY Half Marathon WALK START: 13:00 min+ milers please
- 7:00 am- Half Marathon Start
- 7:10am – 10K Start
- 7:20am- 5K 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: Can I switch distances?
A: You can switch from the half marathon to the 10K or 5K for no charge up to one week before the race. 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.
Q: Is there somewhere I can leave my stuff during the race?
A: In your car! We updated the race route and so your start and finish are a short walk from your car. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not offering a bag drop.
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 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?
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. We suggest arriving at the stadium approximately 30 minutes prior to your race start.
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.
- 6:30am: OPTIONAL EARLY Half Marathon START (12:00+ min miles please)
- 7:00am: Half Marathon Start
- 7:10am: 10K Start
- 7:20am: 5K Start
Please arrive to the start line 5 minutes before your wave begins. Please contact us if you are planning on starting in the 6:30 Half Marathon Early Start. If you are going to transfer to a different distance, please contact us ASASP. Transfer My Race Distance.
PARKING: All parking is at Hillsboro Stadium. Please enter through GATE A and follow our parking team directions. Arrive to allow yourself plenty of time to get to the start line which is a short walk from the parking lots and located just outside the stadium on Century Blvd. Please consider carpooling!
We are excited for the 22nd 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 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, 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 provided by Baja Fresh and craft cocktails from Rogue Brewery!
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!
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.