You Did It! You left the city behind and took the country roads of Washington County. Congratulations to all 2022 racers.  Join us in 2023 for the 23rd Annual Helvetia Event. Event date TBD. See you next year! 

Leave The City Behind when you register for the 23rd 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, 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 looking for a new PR or you just want a great race, join us for the 23rd Annual Helvetia Half Marathon.

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.

Q: Can I transfer to a different Run With Paula Event?

A: You sure can. There is a $25 transfer fee and you must transfer before May 31st. Transfer to A Different RWP Event.

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: 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?

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.


Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor, Bank of the West. It’s WHERE WE LIKE TO BANK:

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor, Therapeutic Associates.










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!


Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, 10K

Helvetia Highlights:

Spectacular Course

Helvetia Burgers!

Post Race Music

Amazing Finisher Medal

Brooks Technical Running Shirt


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.

There are lots of other things to do when your are not racing. Here’s one: Check out Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals.