Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 8am – Register now for the Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, or 10K run/walk. We are excited for the 20th 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. Join us for the 20th Annual Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K &10K!
MUST READ FAQs
Packet Pick Up:
Friday, June 12th, 2020, 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: 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: 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 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. 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.
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.
Packet Pick Up
Packet Pick Up June 12th and June 13th (Race Day):
Friday, June 12th, 10am-6pm:
Portland Running Co.
10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100
Beaverton, OR 97008
Saturday, June 13th: Hillsboro Stadium, starting at 6:30am