Champoeg Half Marathon & 5-Miler

Sunday, September 27, 2015 • St. Paul, OR • Course Map

activeregisterOpen to both runners and walkers, Oregon’s Champoeg Half Marathon & 5-Mile Run takes participants on a hilly route in and around the Champoeg State Heritage Area, a 615-acre park filled with forests, open fields and wetlands that features a recreation of the 1860s settlement that once thrived here along the banks of the Willamette River.

The race route takes runners along a number of park roads and paths that wind through the park, as well as country roads that lie just outside the park’s boundaries.

Runners start the race at the Champoeg (pronounced “sham-poo-ee”) Oak Grove Day Use area near the center of the park, and follow a course that takes them northward away from the parking lot toward the Willamette River in the race’s early going.

From there, the race winds up and down a number of hills through the park, showing off its hiking and nature trails as well as the historic preservation efforts along the river, where runners will catch glimpses of the cabins, monuments and farmland the way it existed more than a century ago.

The race follows an out-and-back course through the park that brings runners and walkers back to the starting line for the race finish. Just over 330 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined at the event’s 2014 running, including 240 finishers in the half marathon alone.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 25 miles southwest of Portland, the Oregon town of Newberg lies just a few miles northwest of Champoeg State Heritage Area and typically sees mild to moderately warm conditions in the late weeks of summer and early weeks of fall, and occasional wet weather.

On race day (Sept. 27), the average low is 46ºF and the average high is 73ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Champoeg Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:30 AM


  • $60 for the half marathon, if registered by June 30
  • $65 between July 1 to August 30
  • $70 between September 1- September 21
  • $75 on the race weekend


To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of the Champoeg Half Marathon & 5-Miler, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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