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Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K, and 10K Run/Walk, and 25mi Bike Race

Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

2017 Helvetia Half Marathon Course Preview!

HelvetiaJune 9, 2018 – The popular Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K, & 10K run/walk has a major addition this year. Returning in 2018 is a 25 mile bike race through gorgeous scenery! We are excited for the annual running, and riding, 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, 15K, 10K and 25mi bike race begins and ends at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. The spectacular contained course with road closure travels through the pasturelands of Northwest Oregon; past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark, Helvetia Tavern, and back to the Ron Tonkin Field for a grand finish in front of 3,000 runners and bike racers, and in center field in perfect view of the giant screen amid a cheering crowd for runners and walkers. Helvetia Tavern Burgers (meat or veggie) and beer garden await participants.  It’s no wonder the Helvetia Half Marathon has been voted the BEST HALF MARATHON in the Northwest! This course is hilly and challenging which makes the reward even better! Enjoy all of this and live music at the 18th Annual Helvetia Half, 15K, 10K and 25mi Bike Race.

Don’t forget your costume! We will be hosting a “Best Farm Animal” Costume Contest.

You may register on race day, however you will incur an additional premium fee, and we cannot not guarantee any specific race shirt/sizes.

2016 Participant Feedback

Fun event. The atmosphere was superb. I really enjoyed the course route, first time running it so I am sure I missed a lot of the scenery! I’m be back for sure and bring some runners from my area with me. The band was awesome. This was my sixth 1/2 marathon this year and it was the best. –Matt P.


The 2016 Helvetia Half Marathon was just as advertised, and more! I happened to be visiting Portland the week of this race. The scenery is gorgeous. While the rolling hills do make for a challenging run, the burgers and beer at the end made it all worth-while. I predict it will be the crown jewel of the Series soon! I plan to return in June, and am excited about the new 25-mile bike race. Kudos to HTC Race Series for planning and executing this event to perfection. You can tell they love what they do! William S. (Tallahassee, FL) 


Helvetia Highlights:

·   Post-Race Music by The Junebugs

·   Best Farm Animal Costume Contest

·   Amazing Medal

·   Nike Dri-FIT T-Shirt

·   World Famous Helvetia Burger (veggie available)

·   Free Full Sail Session Beer (ID Required)

·   Sponsor Giveaways

·   Awards to Top Finishers



2018 Registration will re-open in the Winter.

10K 15K Half Marathon 25 Mile Bike Race
Through January 31 $55 $55 $60 $50
February 1 – March 28 $60 $65 $70 $60
March 29 – April 30 $70 $75 $80 $70
May 1 – May 30 $75 $85 $90 $80
May 31 – June 9 $75 $85 $100 $80
June 10 (RACE DAY) $85 $100 $120 $85

The Course:

Know the course and know where you’ll make your move! Check out the 2017 Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K & 10K COURSE PROFILE and the 25mi Bike Race Map

Water stations will be located at miles 1.1, 2.3, 3.7, 4.8, 5.8, 7.3, 8.5, 10.1 and 11.6. Water  and electrolytes will be on the course.

NOTE: Course changes will be sent to all registered participants via email.

Packet Pickup:

Thursday, June 7

Friday, June 8

Event Schedule:

·   6:00 am – Parking opens. Arrive early! Follow police instruction to find parking at stadium or Intel.

·   6:30 am – Gear check and Packet Pickup

·   7:30 am – Kids’ run!

·   7:45 am – 25 mile Bike Race

·   8:00 am – Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K and 10K

·   10:30 am – Awards (Carr Subaru Stage on the field)


Please remember parking is free however it is limited so carpool and please come early to avoid traffic lines and stress on race day. Cars will be parked in both the stadium lot and Intel, be prepared to park where you are directed. We suggest arriving at the stadium by 6:30am.

Finish Party:


After the race, all Helvetia participants will be treated to a delicious Helvetia Tavern Burger and a Session beer. The Junebugs will be playing a fantastic mix of music for you to enjoy. Coffee, courtesy of Carr Subaru and bottled water, courtesy of Essentia, will be available for all participants! Keep an eye out for Top Golf and Back to Basics Chiropractic!


·   Prizes will be given out to the top 3 overall finishers of each race.

·   Top 3 of each age category will receive an award.

·   Best Farm Animal Costume Contest.

Age Divisions

0-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over

Lodging Deals:

Hillsboro Courtyard Marriott LOVES Helvetia runners and walkers! From now until 5/12/17, the Courtyard Marriott is offering an exclusive Helvetia special group rate of $119-$129 per night. BOOK NOW Continental Breakfast is provided. When calling the hotel, guests simply have to identify themselves with the Helvetia Race. To guarantee rates and room availability, please reserve your room by May 12, 2017.  Runners and walkers can always call the hotel directly @ 503-690-1800.


Race Results:

1/2 Marathon CLICK HERE


Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Hood To Coast Race Series


Ron Tonkin Field
4450 NW 229th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97214 United States
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