COVID-19 and HOTV
Thursday, June 11: We're Back!
With Benton County moving into Phase 2 of reopening, HOTV will start back up with some of our weekly runs. To prioritize the safety of our members, we strongly encourage runners to participate at their comfort level and in accordance to the official guidelines -- with face masks and social distancing.
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.
Why should you join Heart of the Valley Runners?
See why Membership Matters.
HOTV Runners Grant Program
Running Events Around Corvallis
The 1st Ever HOTV Virtual Relay!
October 10 to October 31
We've decided not to let COVID-19 stop all the Relay Running Fun. This time, prepare to lace up and compete on local routes. Get your friends together (not physically, of course) and join us for the Heart of the Valley Virtual Relay!
Most of the race proceeds will be donated to the Community Services Consortium, which maintains the Linn-Benton Food Share and the new COVID-19 Rent Relief program. This organization works across Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties to provide people with resources they need to meet their basic needs and improve their lives.
Corvallis Half Marathon
Tentatively Saturday April 10, 2021
This scenic, 13.1 mile 'Tour de Corvallis' is mostly flat with two slow gradual climbs, and two gradual descents. The entire course is on paved roads, sidewalk and bike paths. The 5k is one of the flattest around. You can expect a PR on this course!
Free virtual run first weekend in October, 2020 for anyone already registered for the in person race. See CHM virtual run details.
Refer to the PNWRunningCalendar to find races throughout Oregon. The calendar has lots of filters. For example, here's all the races within 50 miles of Corvallis.
Also refer to RunSignup's list of nearby races.
Need some volunteers? Let us know and we'll see about posting here.
Run with us
See details on our workouts page.
BUFF It Up!
New HOTV swag is in! It's not only cool, but a stylish option for those oh-so-necessary face coverings.
How do you get one?
This hot item can be yours for the low price of $10!
Available for purchase via PayPal (to email@example.com) or with cash to HOTV president, Matt Soicher. We'll have them available for pick up or purchase at the Thursday Social Run.
If you can't make it to pick yours up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address included and we'll work on a drop off or mail system.
Buffs and HOTV t-shirts are also available on our RunSignUp store. (Note: we did have to adjust the price on this site to account for a processing fee: $11 total)
It is our pleasure to announce that the new HOTV shirts are available for order. They can be purchased when you renew your membership or separately through our online store.
We have shirts available in both long and short sleeved options with our new club logo on the front. They are New Balance tech shirts and fit true to size. Once ordered you can pick up your shirts at Running Princess on Madison during their business hours or at the Saturday 8:00 AM run. They will also ship the shirts, if requested. Happy Running!