Independence Day Half Marathon | 5K | 10K • Champoeg State Park

Thursday, July 4th • 8am

Join us on Independence Day 2024, Tuesday, July 4th at beautiful Champoeg State Park for the 10th Annual Independence Day 5K • 10K • Half Marathon. Champoeg State Park is the perfect setting to celebrate our national pastime of working hard and partying in equal measure.

What: Choose from 3 distances!  Half Marathon, 5K or 10K. Our course runs on paved bike paths and park roads. Get ready to run or walk, eat great food, drink amazing ROGUE beer, and listen to some great music.

Where:  Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, Oregon

Driving Directions:  Champoeg State Park (Choose “Monument” when searching driving directions and then follow the signs to parking), 8239 Champoeg Rd., NE. St. Paul, OR. 97137

Parking: $5 or Oregon State Parks Pass. Passes will need to be purchased at the entrance to the park before you park your car OR, if you already have a pass, show your Oregon State Park Pass upon entry and display while in the park. A State Parks Day Use Pass is $5 per car so consider carpooling. We will have a limited number of Day Use Passes for sale at packet pickup on July 3rd. If you are not coming to packet pickup, please have $5 cash ready upon arrival for easy entrance. To enjoy the state parks all year long, consider buying a 12 or 24 month Oregon State Parks Pass!

When: 8:00am, Independence Day, 2024

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.

Packet Pick Up: 2 options.

Option 1: Portland Running Company – Beaverton.  Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024, 10-3pm.

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

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.  There’s plenty of 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. Please do not change events during the race.

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


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

Half Marathon:

  • $69 (thru June 6th)
  • $79 ((June 7th - June 30th)
  • $85 (July 1st - July 4th)


  • $59 (thru June 6th)
  • $65 (June 7th- June 30th)
  • $69 (July 1st-July 4th)


  • $44 (thru June 6th)
  • $49 (June 7th - June 30th)
  • $55 (July 1st- July 4th)

Q: When is packet pick up?

A: You have two options to pick up your packet:

1. July 3rd, 10am-3pm, Portland Running Company in Beaverton.

2. July 4th (Race Day) starting at 6:30am at the Riverside Pavilion at Champoeg State Park

Q: Where do I park the morning of the event?

A: Parking: when you enter Champoeg State park, there will be a parking ticket kiosk. The cost is $5 unless you already have an Oregon State Parks Pass. SAVE TIME: Passes will be on sale at packet pick up on July 3rd while supplies last.

All cars must purchase a day pass at the entrance to the park before you park 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!

Q: Is there gear check?

A: YES-You will be parked fairly close to the start/finish (less than 1/4 mile) and we expect perfect weather so you won’t need gear check!

Q: How do I change distances?

A: The best way to change distances is to login to your account and make the change yourself. We can also make the change for you at packet pick up. Please do not change race distances during the actual event!

Q: Are there pace groups?

A: We do not have official pace leaders. We do request that all participants “Self Seed” which means that if you are trying to win the whole thing (under 6:00 min/mile) then get right up front. If you are taking pics, and walking with friends, line up closer to the back. Easy peasy!

Q: How do I get my results? 

A: The best way to get your results is to make sure that your profile has a cell phone listed. We will text your result right when you finish. For the longer events, you will also receive split times. Results will also be live on For the most accurate results, please make sure to wear your bib number with timing tag on the front of your torso.

Q: What are the age divisions?

Age Groups are divided into 5-year increments. Our youngest age group is 14 & Under, and then 15-19, 20-24, 25-29…all the way to 75 & Over! We also have a Masters Division for racers who are 40 years old and older. Top finishers will receive ribbons and PRC gift cards.

Q: Does everyone get a finisher medal?

A: We believe that all participants are accomplishing great things. From staying fit, to recovering from injury, to qualifying for the Olympic Trials, finisher medals are earned by all!

Q: Are dogs allowed in the race?

Unfortunately, our race course is much too narrow for our four-legged friends and so dogs are not allowed on the race course.

Q: Are strollers allowed on the race course?

We love seeing families who exercise and who enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately, our race course is an out and back and has some very narrow portions. Strollers are not allowed on the race course during the event.

Q: What is the post-race meal?

After you cool off, enjoy All-American Hot dogs, chips, and watermelon. A complimentary domestic beer will be given  to each participant of age-Limit one per participant please. Lemonade or root beer will also be available.  Hard Cider & Craft Draft Beer (Boneyard RPM IPA) will be for sale for $7.

REFUND POLICY:  RWP Events does not offer refunds for any reason. 


2023 Race Shirts. Perfect for that post-race backyard BBQ!