Welcome back to the Run for the Hills event. We will continue to host the 30K, 8K, 2 Mile, and 1/4 Mile Kids Run. New this year: We are adding a half marathon trail run. The 8K course uses Bald Hill Natural Area. The half marathon and 30K courses will travel through Bald Hill Natural Area and then go up to Fitton Green Natural Area along the Mulkey Creek Trail. The 30K course also includes Amy's Trail and trails within Crestmont Land Trust. This course is challenging due to the hills, but the great views and well-built trails are worth the effort.
The 2 Mile and 1/4 Kids Run are out-and-back races from the Benton County Fairgrounds, all on gravel and paved multi-use path. Ages seven and under are free to register in the 2 Mile race and do not need to sign up unless they want to be timed.
Proceeds of this event benefit the Greenbelt Land Trust Trail Fund. This fund helps purchase materials and equipment for trail construction and maintenance by the volunteers who keep our trails safe and passable for the public. More than $70,000 has been raised through this event in the last 14 years.
Race packets can be picked up at Five Star Sports in Downtown Corvallis on the day before the event. You will receive an email about the exact times for this. Packets can also be picked up on the morning of the event, but we encourage you to grab them on the previous day to expedite everything in the morning.
The 30K race offers an early start option. The early start is for runners expecting to finish in more than 3.5 hours. Finishers who took the early start will not be included in age group awards unless all runners in their age group also took the early start. In addition, the 30K will have a cutoff time of noon for runners to reach the last aid station -this will help us manage the event and the safety of all participants. Please contact the race director if you want to take the early start.
Online registration ends at 12:00 am on Wednesday, June 1. Same-day registration is offered for all races except the 30K and 1/2 Marathon.
Shirts are available for order until June 1.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age/sex category in the 30K, Half Marathon, and 8K.
Would you like to volunteer on race day? Sign up here!
Local time: 3:17 AM