Independence Day Half Marathon, 5K, 10K -Champoeg State Park

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 | 8:00am

Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 8:00am – Champoeg State Park


2019 brings us to beautiful Champoeg State Park for this fifth annual event.  Enjoy Rogue Beer and Burgers/Garden Burgers after running or walking this amazing course that runs through the park and along the Willamette River.   Champoeg State Park is the perfect setting to celebrate our national pastime of working hard and partying in equal measure.

*No strollers, baby joggers, or pets on course please.

What: Choose from 3 distances!  Half Marathon, 5K or 10K.  Course runs on paved bike paths of Champoeg State Park.  Get ready to run (or walk), eat great food, drink amazing beer and listen to some great music.

Where:  Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, Oregon

When: 8:00am, Independence Day 2019

Why: Because it’s The 4th of July and you should be eating great food and drinking great beer at a park on the beautiful Willamette River with friends and family.




Independence Day Half Marathon, 5K, 10K Race Day Information:

  • Packet Pick Up
  • Parking
  • Race Course
  • Changing Events
  • Burgers and Rogue Beer for lunch (21 and over, something else if not)
  • Awards Ceremony               IMG_4796
  • Heat. Be prepared!


Packet Pick Up: 2 options.

Option 1: Portland Running Company – Beaverton.  Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 10-3pm.

Option 2: Packet pick up begins at 6:30am at Champoeg State Park Thursday, July 4, 2019. Please give yourself plenty of time to drive, park and pick up your packet.

Driving Directions:  Champoeg State Park, 8239 Champoeg Rd., NE. St. Paul, OR. 97137

Parking: $5 or Oregon State Parks Pass. You will need to purchase a day pass at the entrance to the park before you park your car or show your Oregon State Park Pass at the booth.  Day Use Pass is $5. per car so consider carpooling.  Please have $5 cash ready upon arrival for easy entrance and parking. OR buy a 12 month Oregon State Parks Pass here and enjoy all State Parks all year long!

Race Course: Our Course starts near the Riverside Pavilion and runs on paved bike path and road.  The 5K and 10K races are out and back courses.  The Half Marathon course is a double loop+ of the 10K course.  Gorgeous scenery with lots of room to spread out and enjoy the day post race.  The course will be well marked and measured. The course is USATF Sanctioned.

Changing Races: If you would like to change distances, no problem. See us at the registration table before the race.

Things to Do and See at Champoeg State Park: Camping, cabins, yurts, fishing, exploring, ultimate frisbee course, hiking, bike riding, historical tours.

Lunch: Burgers and garden burgers will be served starting at 9:00am. Your race number has a tag for a burger and if you are 21 you will receive your first beer for FREE! (Thank you Rogue!) Gatorade Endurance and water will also be available.

Awards Ceremony- 10:00am: Our awards ceremony will start at 10 a.m. You’ll want to stick around for it, we have fun random giveaways!  Ribbons three deep in each category will be awarded. Overall Male and Female and Overall Masters will earn special awards. Complimentary Portland Running Company gift cards will also be randomly give away! So hang out, kick your feet up, and enjoy the day at Champoeg State Park. Things you can do after the race…games, including frisbee golf, sightseeing, horseshoes, hola-hooping and much more.

Charity: Our Charity of Choice is the Union Gospel Mission.  UGM helps men and women get off the street and offers not only food and shelter but a LifeChange Program for those in need of recovery.

Running and walking in the heat can be dangerous. Please drink lots of water and sports drink on the course, come to the race hydrated, and drink lots of water after the race. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also very important!!

Questions? Please email me: [email protected]









You may register at Packet Pick Up or at the race, Day of Race Registration goes up $10.  Shirts not guaranteed.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL RACE START. T-shirts not guaranteed after 6/28.




  • Amazing run through Champoeg State Park
  • Finisher Medal.
  • Lunch.  Your choice, burger or garden burger, included in entry fee
  • Technical t shirt (shirts not guaranteed after 6/28)
  • Fun. Lots of fun and celebrating.  Come join the fun!



5K/10K Fees $49, Half Marathon Fees $69

Day of Race Fees:  Prices increase by $10 day of race.  T-shirts not guaranteed.  Lunch and finisher medal included.

Independence Day Schwag
  • Chip-Timed, beautiful course
  • Lunch:  Burger or Garden Burger
  • Cool technical race t-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Great Music
  • One complimentary Rogue Beer (or something else if you are under 21)