Run for the Hills

Presented by Heart of the Valley Runners

Sunday June 5, 2022


Scenic and challenging 30k, half marathon and 8k trail races through Bald Hill Park, Fitton Green Natural Area, Greenbelt Land Trust and Crestmont Land Trust in Corvallis, OR with great views and fun courses. Easy 2 mile walk/run almost entirely on smooth paved path (except for last bit across gravel parking lot to finish) and 1/4 mile kids run are fun for the entire family. Benefits the Greenbelt Land Trust trail fund.

New this year we are adding the 1/2 Marathon distance option.

When

Sunday June 5, 2022

Start times

  • 30k: 8 a.m.
  • Half marathon: 8 a.m.
  • 8k: 9 a.m.
  • 2mile: 9:10 a.m.
  • 1/4 mile fun run: 10:05 a.m.

Where

The 15th annual Run for the Hills begins and ends at the south parking lot of Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis, OR.

Packet pickup

Race packets can be picked up at the RFTH title sponsor Five Star Sports in Downtown Corvallis on the day before the event.


Courses

30k course

  • HOTV members: $40
  • Under 18: $40
  • Reg. Registration: $50

Course map

The 30k trail course uses the entire half-marathon course but adds a trip into to Cardwell Hill and Crestmont Trust areas for some awesome views, incorporating the Mulkey Ridge connector trail each way. The course will be challenging due to the hills, but the views and nice trails will make your work quite worth the effort.

Half-marathon course

  • HOTV members: $35
  • Under 18: $35
  • Reg. Registration: $40

Course map

The brand new for 2022 half-marathon is juuuust a little shorter than the 30k course. It includes Bald Hill, Mulkey Ridge connector and Fitton Green. Most of the same views and it will feel like the same vert (if vert were real😉).

8k course

  • HOTV members: $20
  • Under 18: $20
  • Reg. Registration: $30

Course map

The scenic 8k trail run consists of challenging hills and flat stretches in Bald Hill Park, with about 1.4 miles of paved path and 3.6 miles of dirt trails.

2 mile & 1/4 mile kids courses

Free (but still need to register)

The noncompetitive 2mi run/walk is almost entirely on paved paths, 'cept for the last little bit across the gravel parking lot to the finish.
The ¼ mile kids run begins on the bike path and continues across the gravel parking lot to the finish.


Race Benefit

Most of the trails in the Corvallis area are maintained by volunteer groups like the Mary's River Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Greenbelt, 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 $60,000 has been raised in the last 14 years. Proceeds have been donated for gravel and supplies to support the City/County/CSC Youth Trail Crew that has worked on our entire trail system.

Greenbelt Land Trust trail building

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the 2022 race? Contact us.


Five Star Sports

Five Star Sports
Title sponsor

Whether you are training for a marathon, or just trying to lead an active lifestyle, our friendly staff is here to fit you with the perfect shoe and apparel to help you achieve your goals.


Nancy Savage, Broker

Nancy Savage, Broker
Gold sponsor

Nancy Savage is proud to live, work, and run in the mid-Willamette Valley. Nancy understands the importance of communication, reliability, knowledge, and trust when buying or selling real estate. She genuinely appreciates the opportunity to represent her client’s diverse needs.


Valley Rock Gym

Valley Rock Gym
Gold sponsor

Climbing changes lives. Because climbing changes lives, climbing changes communities. Our goal is to create a space where people of all ages, identities and abilities can come to socialize, learn, move and grow - as climbers and as individuals.


Barnhisel, Barlow, Stephens & Costa, P.C

Barnhisel, Barlow, Stephens & Costa, P.C
Silver sponsor

Our team of hard-working attorneys has over 100 years of combined law experience, creating a legacy of leadership and success. We specialize in business law, family law, estate planning, civil litigation, arbitration, mediation, and real estate law.

Trout Mountain Forestry

Trout Mountain Forestry
Silver sponsor

Trout Mountain Forestry specializes in long-term, conservation-based forest management and consulting throughout western Oregon and Washington.

Samaritan Health Services logo

Samaritan Health Services
Silver sponsor

Samaritan Health Services provides world-class health care for the close-knit communities of the mid-Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast.


Broadleaf Architecture PC
Bronze sponsor

Broadleaf Architecture believes it is important to create timeless architecture which reflects the personality and lifestyle of the owner. We specialize in adaptive reuse and sustainable design.


Contact Race Directors

Email Marc Weber or Drew Ibarra

Thanks also to our Race Committee:

  • Course Coordinators: Cary Stephens & Peter Konstantinidis
  • Safety Planning Coordinator: Chris Cotton
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Josh Hough
  • Website and stuff: Alan Calvert