5K: A few participants turned before the actual 5K turn around sign resulting in a reduced distance of approximately 4.8K. This impacted 5K results. We recognize that racers did not intentionally turn around early but the rules of racing dictate that, in order to qualify for overall or age group awards, a racer must complete the entire course without assistance. Subsequently, we added an additional race category: 4.8K. If you believe that you may have made this early turn, please let us know and will happily move you to the 4.8K distance. Results are unofficial at this time.

10K: We measure and remeasure our race routes for accuracy and RWP prides itself on great courses. Saturday morning, during our final setup, our course crew made an error and read “south” as “north.” The result was a misplaced turn around sign adding over 1/4 mile to the total distance. We adjusted the 10K distance to 6.49 miles. Please accept our sincere apologies for this error.


Saturday, June 1, 2024 • 8am

Leave The City Behind when you race in the 24th Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K & 10K JUNE 1st, 2024. 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 24th Annual Helvetia Half Marathon.



  • $79 (through Feb. 13th)
  • $89 (Feb. 14th-April 29th)
  • $99 (April 30th - May 31st)
  • $105 RACE DAY (June 1st)


  • $54 (through Feb. 13th)
  • $59 (Feb. 14th-April 29th)
  • $65 (April 30th - May 31st)
  • $70 RACE DAY (June 1st)


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, May 30th:

Q: What time does each race start?

A: All races (5K/10K/Half) start at 8am

Q: Who gets a finisher mdeal?

A: ALL Helvetia participants receive a commemrative race medal!

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. Stay tuned for details on 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 Hillsboro Field near the 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.

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Join us for the 24th 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). 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 24th 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.


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.