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Helvetia Half Marathon and 10K Run Walk

Sat June 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Welcome to the Helvetia Half Marathon & 10K run/walk. We are excited for the annual running 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 & 10K begins and ends at Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Hillsboro Hops. This is a newly designed start and finish line sure to provide added excitement! The spectacular course travels through the pasturelands of northwest Oregon, past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark Helvetia Tavern, and back to the Hillsboro Ballpark for a grand finish in center field in perfect view of the giant screen amid a cheering crowd where Helvetia Tavern Burgers (meat or veggie) and beer garden await.  It’s no wonder the Helvetia Half Marathon is 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 16th Annual Helvetia Half Marathon & 10K. Sign up today! 

No strollers or dogs are allowed on the course.

Helvetia Highlights:

  • World Famous Helvetia Burger
  • Amazing Medal
  • Finisher Tech T-Shirt
  • One Free Beer! (ID Required)

Important Announcements:

  • Kid’s run starts at 7:30 am!
  • Race starts at 8:00 am!
  • You may register on race day, however you will incur an additional premium fee, and we will not guarantee any specific race shirt/sizes.

The Course:

Water stops and Porta Potties will be available 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. If you have an emergency on the course, please stop at one of the 9 water/aid stations on the course.

No strollers or dogs are allowed on the course.

Know the course, know where you’ll make your move! Check out the 2016 Helvetia Half Marathon & 10k Course Map

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


Packet Pickup:

Coming Soon!


  • Prizes will be given out to the top 3 male and female finishers.
  • Top 3 of each age category will receive awards.
  • Best Cowboy/Country/ Farmer Costume Contest

Pace Groups Provided by Team Athena and Celebrity Guest Pacers Paula and Dave Harkin!



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

Hotel Information:


Hillsboro Courtyard Marriott LOVES Helvetia Half & 10k runners and walkers! From now until 5/13/16, the Courtyard Marriott is offering an exclusive Helvetia special group rate of $104-$114 per night. BOOK NOW

The Courtyard Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle service to the start of the Helvetia Half Marathon & 10k. Please schedule shuttle upon arrival. You may walk or drive as well. Continental Breakfast is provided.

When calling the hotel, guests simply have to identify themselves with the Helvetia Half & 10k. To guarantee rates and room availability, please reserve your room by May 30, 2016.  Runners and walkers can always call the hotel directly @ 503-690-1800.


2015 Race Results:

1/2 Marathon
Kids Dash (not timed)


2015 Race Photos:


Sat June 11, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Hood To Coast Race Series


Gordon Faber Recreation Complex
4450 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97214 United States
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