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

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

HelvetiaJune 9, 2018 – 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 by The Junebugs 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 Beer or Free Wine courtesy of Naked Winery (ID Required)

·   Sponsor Giveaways

·   Awards to Top Finishers (can be claimed at Awards Tent)


10K 15K Half Marathon 25 Mile Bike Race
EARLY BIRD (Through November 5) $45 $45 $50 $40
November 6 – January 28 $55 $60 $65 $50
January 29 – March 25 $60 $70 $75 $60
March 26 – April 29 $70 $80 $85 $70
April 30 – May 27 $75 $85 $95 $80
May 28 – June 8 $75 $90 $110 $80
June 9 (RACE DAY) $85 $100 $120 $85

The Course:

Know the course and know where you’ll make your move! Check out the 2018 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.

Helvetia Half Marathon Course Preview!

Packet Pickup:




Thursday, June 7th
11:00am – 7:00pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Washington Square
9402 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223

Friday, June 8th
10:00am – 5:00pm
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Hillsboro
7280 NE Butler St, Hillsboro, OR 97124


*Race Day Packet Pickup begins at 6:30am. It is highly recommended you pick up your packet on Thursday or Friday.


Please remember parking is free however it is limited so carpool and please come early to avoid traffic lines and stress on race day. Vehicles 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.

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)


Book your discounted room at the Courtyard Marriott (Portland Hillsboro) today! Our friends are Courtyard Marriott are offering a special rate of $119-$129 per night between 6/8 – 6/10. Must book by 5/11 to ensure group rate.

Click HERE to book.

Finish Party:


After the race, all Helvetia participants will be treated to a delicious Helvetia Tavern Burger and a free beer or wine. The Junebugs will be playing a fantastic mix of music for you to enjoy!


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

·   Top 3 of each age category will receive an award. (Age group awards can be picked up at the Awards Tent)

·   Best Farm Animal Costume Contest.


Q: Can a friend pick up my packet?
A: Yes! They will just need to know your bib number, which can be found HERE.

Q: I don’t see my name on the list. What’s my bib number?
A: If you just registered or register in the week prior to the race, your name may not be on the online list but we will assign you a bib number at packet pickup.

Q: Can I switch distances?
A: Yes! Please e-mail or let a volunteer at packet pick-up know that you would like to change distances. A registration fee will apply if increasing distances.

Q: Is there somewhere I can leave my stuff during the race?
A: Yes! We offer free gear check for all participants. Gear check opens at 6:30am. It is highly recommended to check your gear by 7:30am to avoid lines.

Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
A: Yes! We just ask that you be mindful of other runners and walkers along the course.

Q: How far is the Kids’ Run?
A: 1/4 mile. You are welcome to run with your kiddo, there will also be a leader directing them during the 1/4 mile run.

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

Race Results:

1/2 Marathon CLICK HERE
25 Mile Bike Ride CLICK HERE
1/2 Marathon CLICK HERE


Saturday, June 9
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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