Run for the Hills

Presented by Heart of the Valley Runners

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.


Sunday June 2, 2024

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.


The 17th 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 Five Star Sports in Downtown Corvallis (map) on the day before the event between noon and 5 p.m.

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.




Under 18: $40 ($45 after April 30)
Regular: $45 ($50 after April 30)

Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Wednesday May 29

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.

Course map



Under 18: $40 ($45 after April 30)
Regular: $45 ($50 after April 30)

Registration closes 11:59 p.m. Wednesday May 29

The 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😉).

Course map



Under 18: $25 ($30 after April 30)
Regular: $30 ($35 after April 30)

Registration closes day of race! (yay procrastination!)

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.

Course map

2 mile & 1/4 mile kids

2 mile youth: $5
2 mile adult: $20
1/4 mile fun run: Free

Registration closes day of race!

The noncompetitive 2 mile 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 $80,000 has been raised in the last 16 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.

                Land Trust trail building


Interested in sponsoring the 2024 race? Contact us.

Contact Race Director

Email RFTH Race Director (Chris Cotton)

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
Corvallis Trail Series

Run for the Hills is proud to be a part of the new Corvallis Trail Series.

The Series highlights the extensive trail network around Corvallis providing opportunities for runners of all abilities. Please encourage your family, friends, or co-workers to jump in and give trail running a try!.