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The Huckleberry Half will return in August 2023!
Registration will open October 1, 2022

 

Run your Huck. Save 20 bucks.

Keep up the Huckleberry spirit throughout September and we'll discount your 2023 registration by $20

  1. Grab your favorite running buddy (furry or otherwise)

  2. Run or walk a 5K (or more!), preferably in nature

  3. Take a picture together after your run

  4. Submit it to one of two locations:

 

We'll send you a coupon code for $20 off the 2023 Huckleberry run of your choice!

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Limited Runners on Course. The scenery is meant to be enjoyed, so we make sure not to over pack the course.

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The Huckleberry Half features one of the most beautiful courses in all of the Pacific Northwest through the Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Locally owned and operated. The Huckleberry Half was designed and continues to strive to benefit the local community and nonprofits.

Thank you from former Race Director Brady Mordhorst
 

Former (!) Race Director Brady here, bringing you a little (big) update. You probably don't remember this, but there was this big pandemic thing that came to the world in 2020. It caused a lot of things to be different, things to change, things to end...no need to give the full explanation, just know it was a big deal. :) 

 

As a person who earned a living creating, organizing and hosting a variety of events, the pandemic had a big footprint in my life. (The State of Oregon officially shut everything down four days before I had 800 volunteers and 15,000 runners covering 13+ miles of downtown Portland roads for the Shamrock Run - not an easy task to edit-undo.) I spent 2020 processing deferrals, giving refunds, and switching some nonprofit fundraising events to virtual. More unknowns than knowns followed in 2021.

 

To speed this update up: I was approached by a past client who offered me a position within their tech startup company, which left me a choice: choose the 8-5 life with a bit more stability or venture into the 2022 events season full of unknowns. I chose...

 

The 8-5 life.

 

I began exploring the idea of searching for a new caretaker for the Huckleberry Half in late 2021. My 'silence' via our Huck Half social channels, email and website was not for lack of Huck Half involvement behind the scenes, but for lack of clarity on who would carry on this great race while keeping it locally owned. Selling it to an out of state company? Not for this race. 

 

Today, I have good news: there is a new group of people dedicated to carrying on all of the traditions of The Huckleberry Half while finding creative ways to improve it. They are all local, dedicated to being good citizens and neighbors for the town of Welches, and committed to providing all of you an amazing running experience!

 

Since 2018, I've loved every second I've spent with the Huck Half, hanging out with all of you, and enjoying the beautiful course. I truly believe that the Huck Half is one of the most beautiful courses you can run and I can't wait to join all of you as I put on a different pair of shoes: participant running shoes :) 

 

Thanks for the memories,

Brady Mordhorst

Registration Options

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Half Marathon

(That's 13.1 Bigfoots)

$70
(Price increase on
June 4th)

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10K

(That's 6.2 Bigfoots)

$60
(Price increase on June 4th)

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5K

(That's 3.1 Bigfoots)

$50
(No price increase)

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1K Kids Sasquatch Sprint
(12 & Under)


$20
(No price increase)

 

Huckleberry Half

The Experience

Bigfoots. Forest. Golf. Coffee. Retreat Packages. Enjoyable Temperatures.

And did you catch the plural form of Bigfoot?

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Course Route

We won't let you get lost, but for those who like to practice before, take a look at the course map.

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Weekend Promo - N/A in 2021

Our travel program will come back in 2022!

Contact

 
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