Helvetia Half Marathon, 15K, and 10K Run/Walk, and 25mi Bike Race
Saturday, June 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome to the Helvetia Half Marathon & 10K run/walk. NEW in 2017 – a 15K run/walk and a 25 mile bike race through gorgeous scenery! 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, 15K, 10K and 25mi bike race begins and ends at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. 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 Ron Tonkin Field 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 17th Annual Helvetia Half, 15K, 10K and 25mi Bike Race.
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.
- World Famous Helvetia Burger
- Amazing Medal
- Finisher Tech T-Shirt
- One Free Full Sail Beer (ID Required)
- Sponsor Giveaways
- Awards to Top Finishers
- Live Music by The Junebugs
- Parking will begin at 6:00am. Arrive early! Follow police instruction to find parking at stadium or Intel.
- Gear check and Packet Pickup opens at 6:30am!
- Kids’ run starts at 7:30am
- 25mi Bike Race starts at 7:45am
- Half Marathon, 15K and 10 K Run/Walk starts at 8:00am
- You may register on race day, however you will incur an additional premium fee, and we cannot guarantee any specific race shirt/sizes
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. Know the course, know where you’ll make your move! Check out the 2017 Helvetia Half Marathon, 15k & 10k Course Map and the 25mi Bike Ride Map
NOTE: Course changes will be sent to all registered participants via email.
Pre-Race Day: TBD
Race Day: Saturday, Jun 10th: 6:30am
- Prizes will be given out to the top 3 male and female finishers of each race.
- Top 3 of each age category will receive an award.
- Best Farm Animal Costume Contest.
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.
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 30, 2016. Runners and walkers can always call the hotel directly @ 503-690-1800.