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Helvetia Half Marathon & 10k Run/Walk

This spectacular course travels through the pasturelands of northwest Oregon, past the hamlet of Helvetia and its historic landmark Helvetia Tavern. Learn more!


Congratulations 2014 Hippie Chick Runners!

Better Series would like to congratulate all of our phenomenal participants and winners. View race results for ½ Marathon and ¼ Marathon. Registration for next year's Hippie Chick is now live!


Crawfish Crawl 5K/10K Walk/Run

Flat, fast, and friendly! The Crawfish Crawl 5K/10K/Half Marathon has always been regarded as a fast running and walking course and this year is no different.


Red, White & Blues 5K/10K, July 6

The creators of the mother of all relays have combined forces with one of the most popular music festivals in the world, the Waterfront Blues Festival.


Pints To Pasta 10K Run/Walk

Run or walk Pints to Pasta, a beautiful award winning downtown Portland 10K. Park at The Old Spaghetti Factory and ride the $5 Bill Benowicz Shuttle to North Portland for the start of the race.




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Upcoming Races

Crawfish Crawl 5K, 10K & Half Marathon Run Walk

August 2 10:30 am – 10:30 am

Flat, fast, and friendly! The Crawfish Crawl 5K/10K/Half Marathon has always been regarded as a fast running and walking course. The majority of the course is on a closed bike path with a start/finish area located at the refreshing and festive Tualatin Commons Lake.

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Hood To Coast / Portland To Coast Relay

August 22 @ 6:00 am
August 23 @11:00 pm

Welcome to the 33rd annual Hood To Coast Relay – The Mother of All Relays! HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams and has filled the team cap on the opening day of registration for the last 16 years straight! Hood To Coast is 199 miles long and the 2014 event will include 12,600 runners.

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Pints to Pasta 10K Run Walk

September 7 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Run or walk Pints to Pasta, a beautiful award winning downtown Portland 10K. Enjoy the downhill start to the famous Widmer Brothers Brewery, across the Willamette River, along the river front pathway finishing at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

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Turkey Trot 5K Run Walk

November 27 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Turkey Trot 5K will meander through the beautiful tree lined trails inside of Mary S. Young Park in West Linn, Oregon. The course will be well marked and well supported and approximately 3-4 miles long.

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Helvetia Half Marathon and 10K Run Walk

June 13 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Welcome to the Helvetia Half Marathon & 10K run/walk. We are excited for the 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.

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