Go To Hill at the Run For the Hills in Corvallis

The  16th annual 2023 Run for the Hills races are back again on Sunday, June 4th in Corvallis near the Benton County Fairgrounds. This course, as the title might suggest, has some hills to consider, and you should expect a big climb up to the Bald Hill peak before returning back to the start. However the views, (as well as the well-built trails) are said to be worth the challenge. This race is also part of the new Corvallis Trail Series.

This event will feature an extremely scenic 30k race. You’ll get to see the Mulkey Ridge connector trail each way. It follows the same path as the 8k before venturing further into the back country and into Fitton Green Natural Area and Mulkey Creek Trail. The spectacular views that await the brave athletic souls are sure to be second to none.

The half marathon is a little shorter than the 30k course, but it does not include the trek into Cardwell Hill and Crestmont Trust areas. It does include Bald Hill, Mulkey Ridge connector and Fitton Green. You’ll still get some of the spectacular views that you would on the 30k course.

The 8k trail run will also have some challenging hills, as well as some nice flat stretches in Bald Hill Park. About 1.4 milers of the course is paved and 3.5 miles will be on dirt trails.

Lastly, the non-competitive 2 mile Run/Walk and the ¼ Mile Kids Run are out-and-back courses from the Benton County Fairgrounds. The 2 miler is almost all on paved paths, though there’s a bit of gravel at the end in the parking lot to the finish.

Check out  the maps and information about the course here.

The race benefits the Greenbelt Land Trust Trail Fund, which helps purchase raw materials and equipment used for trail construction and maintenance. Over $70,000 has been raised in the last 14 years.

2023 Run For the Hills 30k/Half Marathon/8k Trail Run/2 Miler/1/4 Mile Fun Run $20-$50


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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