Celebrate the 4th with the 2022 RWP Independence Day Races

It’s time for the 2022 Independence Day 5k/10k/Half Marathon and it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Held at Champoeg State Park in St. Paul, Oregon, the run starts at 8am and winds through paved trails along the Willamette River. The 5k is $45, the 10k is $55, and the half marathon is $69. You can run any of the distances as a virtual race also! In addition to the race fee, make sure to account for bringing cash or purchase an Oregon State Park Pass since the park charges a $5 day fee.

The race starts near the Riverside Pavilion and will be an out and back with mile markers and volunteers keeping runners on course. The half marathon course will be a double loop plus a bit more of the 10k course. The course is also USATF Sanctioned and will be well marked and measured just as you’d expect from any Run With Paula Event! Unfortunately strollers and furry friends will not be allowed on the course.

Packet pick up begins at 6:30AM at the Riverside Pavilion at Champoeg State Park on race day, as well as the day before at Portland Running Company in Beaverton from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. All race distances will begin at 8:00 AM and the awards ceremony will start at 10:00AM.

Stick around afterwards for post-race festivities. Who doesn’t love music, burgers and beer on the river? Awards will be given for the overall Male and Female and Overall Masters winners. Ribbons will be given out for the top three finishers in each age division. Anyone fast or slow can win the random giveaways at the awards ceremony and everyone gets a finisher’s medal!

The Independence Day 5k/10k/Half Marathon is a fun way to start off the Fourth of July, with a run and party in the park. Pack a Frisbee or some hiking shoes and take advantage of the park after the festivities. With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Run with Paula Events picked this venue. Rich with American history, Champoeg State Park is the perfect location for an Independence Day Run.


What: 2022 Independence Day 5k/10k/Half Marathon

When: Monday, July 4th, 2022 at 8:00AM

Where: Champoeg State Park, St. Paul OR

Cost: $45 for the 5k, $55 for the 10k, and $69 for the Half Marathon

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: July 3rd from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at Portland Running Company in Beaverton or on race morning at Champoeg State Park beginning at 6:30AM

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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