Newport lies at the heart of Oregon's beautiful central coast. Blue water, crashing surf, and natural wonders abound in seemingly endless variety. Local residents love to share their special place with visitors giving Newport its motto "The Friendliest". From quiet walks on the beach to deep sea fishing to visiting the numerous local attractions, there are a wide range of opportunities for recreation and inner reflection. It's the perfect setting for a marathon.
Register now for the Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, or 10K run/walk. We are excited for the 20th annual running of this award winning event where you “Leave the City Behind“. Come enjoy this scenic course with breathtaking views of the gorgeous countryside in rural Washington County. The Helvetia Half, 5K & 10K begins and ends at Ron Tonkin Field, home of the Hillsboro Hops. This spectacular course travels through the pasturelands of Northwest Oregon past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark, Helvetia Tavern. After a jaunt through the countryside, it’s back to Ron Tonkin Field for a grand finish in front the Jumbotron right on the Hillsboro Hops Field! It’s no wonder the Helvetia Half Marathon has been voted the BEST HALF MARATHON in the Northwest! This course is scenic and challenging which makes the reward […]
Portland’s most popular fun run, the Starlight Run,is the wacky warm-up act for the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade is starting and finishing on Naito Parkway at Rose Festival CityFair. The 44th Annual Starlight Run will start at 7:00 p.m. The traditional costume contest will be held at 5:45. The expected route is: start near Morrison Street at Naito, go north, then turn up SW Harvey Milk Street (formerly Stark Street) and join the Starlight Parade route at 4th AVE. Runners will follow the parade route up to 14th AVE where they will loop around Lincoln High School and race down to Burnside, then to 4th Ave and back to SW Harvey Milk Street returning to Naito Parkway. All runners will get a medal and enjoy free access to CityFair following the race! Other goodies […]