The Happy Girl courses are recognized by both first-time racers and seasoned runners alike as being inspiring and fun. The scenic route starts on the Deschutes River and includes a mix of gentle trails, groomed paths, and paved surfaces.
Pre and post-race parties featuring Sweet As beer provided by GoodLife Brewing and Cocktails, special entertainment, and fabulous gift bags make the Happy Girls Runs a favorite among women runners and a tradition among friends.
As has become tradition for all the Happy Girls Races, Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay finishers receive a beautiful piece of jewelry custom made by Bronwen Jewelry.
Come meet the co-author of Run Like a Mother, Sarah Bowen Shea, at the Women’s Expo on Saturday. Sarah is also back as our emcee for the fourth year in a row!
Our Happy Girls Merchandise is now available! Check out our Happy Girls apparel available for purchase regardless of the race you choose to complete. Order by April 21 for pick up at the race. We’ve put together a collection of items based on feedback we’ve received from our Happy Girls Race Alumni, including the treasured white hoodie!
Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and join us for this inspiring women’s running weekend in Bend.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
5:30pm-6:30pm Lauren Fleshman will lead a 4 mile “Happy Girl Shakedown Run” starting and finishing at FootZone, followed by stretching and stride outs post run.
6:30pm-7:15pm After the run, converge back at FootZone for a Lauren Fleshman trivia contest and Happy Girls Q & A. Gather last minute tips and strategies for having a great race! Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
10:00 am Pre-race expo, late registration and packet pick-up (including Happy Little KIDS packet pick-up)
12:30 pm Late registration for Happy Little KIDS run closes
1:30 pm Happy Little KIDS runs starts!
4:00 pm Expo closes
Sunday, May 25, 2014
7:00 am Late Packet Pick up opens (race-day registration closes at 8:30am)
8:30 am Pre race dynamic warm ups led by the Fitness Instructors of Bend Parks and Rec/ Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
9:00 am Half Marathon starts (individual and relays)
9:15 am 10K run start
9:30 am 5K run start
10:30 am First Half Marathon finishers expected
9:00am-2:00pm Post-race expo and finish line activities
Overall and masters winners for each distance will receive awards.
5K Awards Ceremony: 10:15 am
10K Awards Ceremony: 10:45 am
Half Marathon Overall and Masters: 11:15 am
Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for all age groups listed below. Come to the merchandise/ awards tent to pick up your ribbons!
19 & Under