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

Sunday, July 4th • 8am

2021 Event Information: We have been approved to have an IN PERSON EVENT!  NO MASKS REQUIRED! Join us on Independence Day 2021, Sunday, July 4th for an in-person event 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.

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 beer, and listen to some great music.

Where:  Champoeg State Park, St. Paul, Oregon

When: 8:00am, Independence Day, 2021  ***WAVE START SCHEDULE PENDING***

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.

2021 FAQs

(Updated July 2nd, 2021) We will continue to update information regarding specific COVID-related  restrictions. Stay tuned!

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: NO-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 19 & Under, and then 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 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. 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.


Now you can do RWP’s Independence Day race anywhere in the world! We are continuing to offer a virtual option for our events. Whether you are taking part from Australia or you are just loving racing in your own neighborhood, our vitual option is made for you.

If you would like to have your packet mailed to you, please register for the race and then select “SHIP MY PACKET” to be directed to the shipping option.

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Independence Day 2021 Schwag:
  • Chip-Timed, beautiful course
  • Jersey Mike’s Sub Lunch
  • Cool, technical race t-shirt
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal
  • 15% Discount at
  • Great Music
  • One complimentary Beer (or something else if you are under 21)
MORE INFO - 2021 Event


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.