Heart of the Valley Running Club is a diverse group of road and trail runners from in and around Corvallis, Oregon. The Club provides runners with camaraderie and support, as well as various social activities.
Dues are just $20 per year for an individual, $30 for a couple or family, and $10 for students. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
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HOTV Runners Group Events and COVID-19
Heart of the Valley (HOTV) Runners promotes health and well-being for its members and for the greater community. After nearly a year of canceled events due to COVID, we are carefully gathering once again. To help ensure we can continue meeting, and to protect our fellow runners as well as the community at large, HOTV Runners strongly encourages all participants in group runs and other HOTV events to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (except children under 12 or those exempt for medical reasons). We also ask that if you are feeling symptoms of COVID-19 or have been recently exposed to someone that tested positive for COVID-19 that you stay home.
In accordance with state and local mandates, masks should be worn where physical distancing is not possible regardless of vaccination status. Masks should be worn when six feet or more of physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as before and after the race or workout and when socializing. Masks are not required when actively running. Masks will be provided to those that do not have one. HOTV Runners appreciates your adherence to these requirements for helping to ensure a safe environment for all.
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HOTV grant program
Heart of the Valley (HOTV) Runners would like to announce our grant program opportunity for fall 2021. The grants will be awarded to schools and other non-profit organizations in the Corvallis area that promote running and walking as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Running Events Around Corvallis
42nd Annual Fall Festival Run
Sunday September 26, 2021
The run is presented by Heart of the Valley Runners. Proceeds from the event go back to the community in accordance with the club's mission.
The Great Pumpkin Run
October 2 through 9, 2021
Virtual and in-person
Proceeds from the race benefit Home Life, a local nonprofit. Home Life has been assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to enjoy active, productive, and empowered lives since 1972.
ABC House's Holly Jolly 5K & Online Auction
November 20 - December 5
Proceeds from the race and auction benefit the ABC House, the Children's Advocacy Center serving Benton & Linn Counties. ABC House provides high-quality child abuse assessments and support services for local children and youth when there are concerns of abuse and neglect.
Need some volunteers? Let us know and we'll see about posting here.
12th Annual NW Middle School XC Showdown!
Thursday, October 14, 2021 -- Avery Park, Corvallis, OR
The Northwest Middle School Cross Country Showdown is a highlight of middle school athletics in Oregon. This year we will host 43 teams at Avery Park from about 3 to 5:30. It takes a lot of dedicated people to put on this event. Please help us by volunteering today.
Hosted by Linus Pauling Middle School in conjunction with HOTV Runners Club of Corvallis. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org