Plan for 2021
We have opened registration for Run for the Hills for 2021 as a waitlist on UltraSignup.
Right now, we hope to hold the 2021 Run for the Hills event in person, but as yet, it remains unclear whether conditions will allow us to hold a live event.
Once we know for certain whether we can hold a live event we will unpause registration processing and process your race registration if you sign up.
If we are unable to hold a live event, we will email you with options for your registration.
In case conditions do not allow a live event, we hope to hold a virtual event similar to 2020. This may also provide the opportunity for individuals to choose how they want to participate (in-person or virtual).
Know that if we are able to stage a live race, this will look much different than in the past with a number of protocols in place in light of COVID-19.
We appreciate all the community support for this event and everyone's patience as we try to anticipate conditions in June 2021.
Scenic and challenging 30k and 8k trail runs at Bald Hill Park in Corvallis, OR with great views and fun courses. Easy 2 mile walk/run almost entirely on smooth paved path (except for last bit across gravel parking lot to finish) and 1/4 mile kids run are fun for the entire family. Benefits the Greenbelt Land Trust trail fund.
Sunday June 6, 2021
The 15th annual Run for the Hills begins and ends at the south parking lot of Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis, OR.
The 30k trail course uses the entire 8k course but adds a trip up to Fitton Green Natural Area for some awesome views, incorporating the Mulkey Ridge connector trail each way. The course will be challenging due to the hills, but the views and nice trails will make your work quite worth the effort.
The scenic 8k trail run consists of challenging hills and flat stretches in Bald Hill Park, with about 1.4 miles of paved path and 3.6 miles of dirt trails. There may be a surprise musical interlude at the top of the hill. Keep your ears open. There will be two aid stations.
2 mile & 1/4 mile kids courses
The noncompetitive 2mi run/walk is almost entirely on paved paths, 'cept for the last little bit across the gravel parking lot to the finish.
The ¼ mile kids run begins on the bike path and continues across the gravel parking lot to the finish.
Interested in sponsoring the 2021 race? Contact us.
Most of the trails in the Corvallis area are maintained by volunteers from groups like the Mary's River Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Greenbelt, the Boy Scouts and many others. Proceeds of this event benefit the Greenbelt Land Trust Trail Fund.
This fund helps purchase raw materials and equipment used for trail construction and maintenance by the volunteers who keep our trails safe and passable for users.
Over $60,000 has been raised in the last 14 years. Proceeds have been donated for gravel and supplies to support the City/County/CSC Youth Trail Crew that has worked on our entire trail system.