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

Virtual Event 2020: June 29th-July 5th

Independence Day 2020 Half Marathon Event: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Independence Day Event hasbeen postponed with a virtual option for 2020.

If you are already registered for the 2020 Event, you have two options:

1. Your registration will be automatically transferred to the 2021 Event. You don’t have to do anything else- just relax and put together your 2021 training plan.

2. Can’t wait? You have the option to transfer your registration to our 2020 virtual event. You will still receive full results, a t-shirt and goodie bag including a gift certificate to Jersey Mike’s Subs and a $10 Portland Running Co. gift card!  For the virtual event, you can complete your race distance any time between June 29th and July 5th.  Go Virtual.

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020 Virtual Event: Looking for some motivation? Sign up for RWP’s Independence Day 2020 Virtual Half Marathon • 5K/10K. We are all anxious to hit the trails, paths, parks, tracks and roads of our great community en masse. We are on our way but we are not quite there yet. While we have some restrictons right now that are preventing us from actually racing together, we can still run, walk, and celebrate our nation’s greatest pastime.

Our virtual event is just $35 and includes full results, a commemorative race shirt, and a virtual goodie bag!

How To Upload Your Virtual Results

1. Click on the results upload page:
2. Scroll down past the green line and paste your reg number in the box.
This is your reg number: R-10B2LVXR
3. Add your time in the box and upload a photo of your watch or segment.

2021 (Real) Event Information: Join us on Independence Day 2021 for the real thing at beautiful Champoeg State Park for the 6th 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. Before the race, take in the scenery and the sights. Enjoy a post-race BBQ with beer and lunch after running or walking this amazing course that runs through the park and along the Willamette River.

What: Choose from 3 distances!  Half Marathon, 5K or 10K. Our course runs on paved bike paths. 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, 2021

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.

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

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!

Come hang out, kick your feet up, and enjoy the day at Champoeg State Park. Here are some things you can do after the race: frisbee golf, sightseeing, horseshoes, bike riding, 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.

2021 FAQs

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. 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!

Q: Is there gear check?

A: YES-You will be parked fairly close to the start/finish (less than 1/4 mile) but we will have gear check available for last minute needs

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…all the way to 75 & Over! We also have a Masters Division for racers who are 40 years old and older. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three in each age group. Top finishers will receive PRC gift cards as well.


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! 2019 Medal pictured.

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. Unfortnately, 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.

REFUND POLICY:  RWP Events does not offer refunds for any reason. Up to two weeks prior to the event date, registered particpants may transfer to another RWP Event or defer to the following year for $25.


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Independence Day 2021 Schwag
  • Chip-Timed, beautiful course
  • Lunch:  Burger or Garden Burger
  • Cool and casual race t-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Great Music
  • One complimentary Beer (or something else if you are under 21)
MORE INFO - 2021 Event


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.  July 3, 2021, 10-3pm.

Option 2: Packet pick up begins at 6:30am at Champoeg State Park  July 4, 2021. 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.