Helvetia Half Marathon 2016 | Portland

Helvetia Half Marathon

Helvetia Half Marathon

June 11, 2016
10k, Half-marathon

Registration Information

Entry fees typically increase closer to the event date. Register now to save money and guarantee that you secure a spot

Race Information

The Helvetia Half Marathon happens a little ways outside of Portland but it's well worth the short trip to go run it. Runners of this event can expect some absolutley stunning countryside along the route. We're talking 13 miles (or 10k if you're opting for the shorter version) of Washington/Oregon pasturelands in the middle of June. Glorious!

Don't let the scenery fool you though, the Helvetia Half does pack a bit of a punch by injecting constant hills into the course. You may not PR this one but a little challenge makes the reward that much more worth it!

helvetia half marathon 

This event has been pulling in fields of 2,000+ runners, consistently gets voted as the Best Half Marathon in the Northwest, and should definitely be on your list of runs to complete in the area. 

After the race, enjoy a beer and the world famous Helvetia burger - you've earned it! Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each age group.


Top Tips for this Event

This is a challenging and hilly course, make sure you've done a lot of hill training.
June temperatures can be tough to predict, so prepare for both warm or cool temperatures.
Recovery tip! Hit up the Helvetia Tavern for post race burgers.

Course Information

The Helvetia half course starts and finishes at the Hillsboro Ballpark following a semi single loop course out into the countryside. Expect rural countryside scenery, and a number of hills throughout the race.



Registration Information

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RunGuides Race Facts

Course: Road
Race Size: 1,000 - 5,000
Did you know?
Helvetia is an unincorporated community that was founded by Swiss immigrants in the early 19th century.