Right now, we hope to hold the 2021 Run for the Hills event in person, but as yet, it remains unclear whether conditions will allow us to hold a live event.
In case conditions do not allow a live event, we hope to hold a virtual event similar to 2020. This may also provide the opportunity for individuals to choose how they want to participate (in-person or virtual).
Given this, we plan to open a waitlist for the race soon after New Years, and further on in spring once we have a clearer picture of the state of affairs we will either open the waitlist for registration or transition to a virtual only event.
Know that if we are able to stage a live race, this will look much different than in the past with a number of protocols in place in light of COVID-19.
Again this year the 30k trail course uses the entire 8k course and adds a trip up to Fitton Green Natural Area for some awesome views. It also incorporates the scenic Mulkey Creek trail, as well as the new Amy's trail and Crestmont Land Trust trails. The course is challenging due to the hills, but the great views and nice trails are worth the effort.
The 8k trail run remains the same challenging course of mostly hills and a few flat stretches in Bald Hill Park, with about 1.4 miles of paved path and 3.6 miles of dirt trails. The noncompetitive 2mi run/walk will be almost entirely on paved paths. The ¼ mi. kids run starts out paved and ends on dirt at the finish line.
The overall male and female winners and the top three in each age group will receive awards/certificates.
There will be three aid stations on the 30k and one aid station on the 8k. All will be serving water and sports drinks. The Fitton Green aid station (passed twice) will also have a buffet of ultra race snacks. The finish will be stocked with fresh fruit and other great refreshments.
Most of the trails in the Corvallis area are maintained by volunteers from groups like Greenbelt Land Trust, the Mary's River Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Boy Scouts, and many others.
Proceeds of this event benefit the Greenbelt Land Trust Trail Fund. This fund helps purchase raw materials and equipment used for trail construction and maintenance by the volunteers who keep our trails safe and passable for users. Over $50,000 has been raised in the last twelve years through this race.
More important info:
Race packets can be picked up early date, time and place TBD.
Note: There is an early start for the 30k at 7:30am. The early start is for runners expecting to finish in over 3:30. Runners taking the early start will not be included in age group awards unless all runners in their age group have taken the early start. Please contact the race director if you desire to take the early start.
Online registration ends midnight Thursday June th. Day of race registration available for all events EXCEPT 30K.
Shirts available for order up to June 1st.
Local time: 3:02 PM
Awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in the 30K & 8K. Top three overall winners for both male and female by age group will also receive awards for both races.
We will also be giving awards for the top three overall winners male and female for the 2 Mile race, and participation ribbons for the kids 1/4 mile events.