Race Preview: 2022 Oregon Hop Run (Independence)

This fairly new race in the Salem-area is coming up in mid-September and once again will have a 5K, 10K, and 1/2 mile kids dash! The Oregon Hop Run, hosted by The City of Independence and the Monmouth-Independence Area Chamber of Commerce, benefits the Ella Curran Food Bank.

Check out our review of the 2021 event!

The course starts and ends at the beautiful Riverfront Park in Independence at the amphitheater. Participants will be on a multi-use path with great views of the Willamette River. It is a loop course – 5K is 1 loop and 10K is 2. For runners in the 10K event, after your first 5k loop, you’ll get to ring the celebrated hop bell! The events are also stroller and dog friendly, so bring everyone! You can see the course map here.

View our Instagram Reel of the Oregon Hop Run 5k!

The event will be chip timed by Ardor Adventures and all finishers will get a drink ticket to use at participating downtown Independence locations for either a beer, wine, or fruit smoothie!

One of our bloggers was out for last year’s event and you can read the race recap here!


Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
10K starts at 10 AM; 5K at 10:15 AM
Where: Riverview Park | 50 C St Independence, OR 97351
5K: $35  | 10K: $40
Online here

For extra event info, visit their Facebook page!

About Author

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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