Race Preview: 2021 Run for the Hills (Corvallis)

Registration is now open for the 15th annual Run for the Hills on Sunday, June 6th. Organizers are preparing to get runners back on the trails this year, after only a virtual event in 2020. 

Though the race is expected to take place in person it will look different from previous years, with a number of additional safety measures in place. If anything changes and the race can’t go ahead as planned, you can indicate at registration whether you wish to get a refund, defer to 2022, or donate your entry fee to the Greenbelt Land Trust Trails Fund.

These scenic and challenging trail courses include 8K and 30K options. The 8K course takes in Bald Hill Park; the 30K includes the full 8K course and adds in a trip to Fitton Green Natural Area along the Mulkey Ridge connector trail. Both courses include challenging hills and some flat stretches, and are on dirt trails apart from a 1.4 mile stretch of paved path in the park. Whichever distance you pick, you can expect to climb some hills and get rewarded with beautiful views!

This event usually includes non-competitive kids’ races as well, but for 2021 these are cancelled.

For the 30K, an earlier start is available for those expecting to take longer than 3:30. 

Awards for both races will be given to top three overall male/female finishers as well as the top three in each age group (those opting for the early start are not eligible unless everyone in the age group starts early). Race shirts are available to purchase up to June 1st.

Proceeds from this race benefit trail maintenance and construction through the Greenbelt Land Trust Trails Fund.

Run for the Hills 8K/30K

When: Sunday, June 6

  • 7:30am – early start 30K
  • 8:00am – 30K
  • 9:00am – 8K

Where: Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, OR


  • 8K: $25 (HOTV members & Youth $20)
  • 30K: $40 (HOTV members $35)

Register: Online through June 4th; race day registration is available for the 8K only


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Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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