Race Preview: 2019 Corvallis Half Marathon and 5K

The 9th annual Corvallis Half Marathon and 5K will be held the weekend of April 13-14 (5K and 1K/1mi on Saturday, half on Sunday).

Once again the 5K is fast and flat, starting near Reser Stadium, running west on the Campus Way path, through the covered bridge, and back again. The half marathon course is mostly flat with “two slow gradual climbs”. There will be 4 aid stations on the half marathon course, offering water and electrolytes (but will not have food or gels, so be sure to bring what you need!). Walkers are welcome, as are strollers, but sorry, please leave your doggos at home for this one!

All finishers will receive a medal and the top male and female runners will divvy up a $2,500 purse for prize money!

Along with post-race food, a free drink from Block 15 or 2 Towns Ciderhouse, chip-timing, and a race tee, you can also bring all your retired running shoes hanging out in your closet / garage / trunk of your car, as Five Star Sports will once again be on site hosting a shoe recycling program. Shoes in good condition will be donated and shoes that are too far gone will go to Nike’s recycling program that uses them to create track surfaces.

The 2019 race beneficiaries include the Linn Benton Food Share, the Chintimini Wildlife Center, and Willamette Roller Derby.

For more info, such as course maps, packet pickup, FAQs, and past results and photos, head to the event website or Facebook page! You can also read our race recap from 2018 here.


Date: 5K and 1K/1mile on Saturday, April 13th | Half marathon on Sunday, April 14th
Time: 5K: 10:30 am | 1K/1 mile: 11:30 am | Half marathon: 8:30 am (8 am early start available for walkers)
Location: Saturday’s event start at Parker Plaza | Sunday start at Reser Stadium
Price: 5K: $25 | 1K/1 mile: FREE! | Half marathon: $69 ($75 after 3/14)
Check out the website for more info about discounts for bundling races!
Registration: Online here


About Bobi Jo (254 Articles)
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.
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