MAY 11, 2024

HALF MARATHON - 10K - 5K

Great job out there Happy Girl Runners! You crushed it. Get your results above and celebrate your accomplishments – you earned it!

Grab your bestie and take in the beauty of Central Oregon as you embark on your scenic journey. You’ll be well-supported with multiple aid stations, medics and helpful event staff to make the day all about achieving your personal goals.

Happy Girls is all about embracing each and every woman’s fitness level. We believe that running is a way to achieve personal goals by overcoming fears and obstacles. Featuring out-of-this-world goody bags, cute t-shirts, cozy sweatshirts and lots of Happy Girls athletic wear too, it’s not just about the finisher’s medal (although that’s so cool!)

Apparel, Prizes & Swag

Everyone gets a finishers medal!

Check out our 2024 medal and merch designs.

Stuff you get just for being a Happy Girls participant!

We have unique gifts for ALL our runners.

Half Marathon finishers will receive a custom designed cap.

5K and 10 K runners will receive custom designed socks!

We’ve got gift bags and awards for the top three finishers in both open and master’s categories!

1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons for top age-group finishers!

Check out some of the killer prizes you could take home as one of our top three category finishers:

  • Free Entry to a Bend Races run
  • Bend Soap Bundle
  • Fjallraven hat or hip bag
  • 8oz Muscle Rub from Ablis CBD
  • HydroFlask water bottle or mug

Packet Pick Up

Race Day Packet Pick-Up at Footzone, Downtown Bend

Get ready for an exciting race day by picking up your race packets at Footzone in the heart of Downtown Bend.

Join us on Friday, May 10th, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

This is your chance to collect your essential race items – including your bib number and some fantastic swag. Don’t forget to pick up your race shirt and meet the enthusiastic team behind the race!

While you’re there, explore a wide array of running gear and accessories from Footzone, a premier running supply store. Connect with fellow runners, gear up, and get pumped for the race – we can’t wait to see you there!

You can also pick up your bib on race day 1 hour before your race start time.

Race Day

The start and finish areas are located at Riverbend Park in Bend, Oregon.

Official Starts

  • Half Marathon – 9am
  • 10K – 9:15am
  • 5K – 9:30am

All maps are available by race on Ride With GPS app, click here to get this year’s course! The Ride With GPS app is free to download. You can send your course maps to your iPhone or Android, and have the ability to view your exact location on the course. Visit ridewithgps.com to set up account and for more details. 

All maps are available by race on Ride With GPS app, click here to get this year’s course! The Ride With GPS app is free to download. You can send your course maps to your iPhone or Android, and have the ability to view your exact location on the course. Visit ridewithgps.com to set up account and for more details. 

All maps are available by race on Ride With GPS app, click here to get this year’s course! The Ride With GPS app is free to download. You can send your course maps to your iPhone or Android, and have the ability to view your exact location on the course. Visit ridewithgps.com to set up account and for more details.

Gear Drop

Tags for your bags and gear will be available at packet pick up and on site the morning of the race.

Drop your gear at the bag drop tent and retrieve it after the run.

Aid Stations

Aid Drink: GU Electrolyte Drink
Aid Gels: GU Gels

Post-Race Celebration
Saturday, May 11 | Riverbend Park

Don’t miss out on the fun and festivities! 🎉

Enjoy music, indulge in free food, and savor a cold beer.

Plus, with local fitness and other vendors on hand, you’ll have the opportunity to discover new products and services to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

The Heroes Celebration, presented in partnership with the Happy Girls Run, is Saving Grace’s annual event honoring the supporters, volunteers, staff and community partners that make our life-saving services possible. This is our moment to recognize the heroes that we interact with daily – from the individuals and businesses that support us, to survivors who stand up and ask for our help. Please join us for this fun event, bringing together the Heroes in our community!

Training Groups

Learn to Run Bend
An all-women’s* training group, training for an all-women’s race!

March 16 – May 11, 2024

Learn to Run Bend is a beginner level women’s training group for

  • women who have never run before
  • women who haven’t run in a long time
  • women who have struggled to start and keep running

We welcome all sizes, shapes, and speeds of aspiring runners. Our goal is to empower all participants to ENJOY movement, for life!

In this 9 week training group, we’ll cover important foundational running information about running gear, form, nutrition, and more.

Learn to Run Bend is a fun and welcoming place to learn to run a 5K in the supportive company of other beginner women runners. Join us to get the community, accountability, confidence, capability, motivation, and inspiration you need to cross your first 5k finish line this spring!

*Ceiling: Unlimited welcomes all gender identities and expressions who feel that a women’s group is the right space for them.

Clinics by local nutritionists, physical therapists, and personal trainers help you fuel well, get strong, and stay healthy.

Your coach is Michelle Poirot, an RRCA-certified running coach and Duke University-certified health coach with 10 years of experience coaching beginner running groups in Central Oregon.

We'll also dive into mindset magic that will keep you moving long after our class ends - like finding and sustaining motivation, discovering joy in movement, and creating long-lasting movement communities!

The Happy Little Kids Run

Every Happy Little Kid receives a bib number, finisher ribbon and fun and tasty treats from PacificSource Health Plans.

Three age/ability-appropriate distances:

  • 12pm: 3-4 year olds (50 yards)
  • 12:15pm: 5-7 year old (500 yards)
  • 12:30pm: 8-10 year olds (1.5K)

The Happy Little Kids Run starts at Noon on Saturday, May 11.

Travel & Lodging

Host City- Bend, Oregon
Welcome to beautiful Bend, Oregon!

This mountain town is filled with not only great people, but a variety of trails, breweries, parks and more!

Be sure to explore what the area has to offer during your time in town. Plan you perfect trip into town and check out all that Bend has to offer at Visit Bend.

Beneficiary

Our Happy Girls Bend beneficiary is Saving Grace.

Saving Grace offers safety, hope, and healing to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and engages Central Oregon to build life free from violence.

We believe in:

  • Declaring freedom from fear of all forms of abuse a basic human right
  • Empowering survivors of violence to make their own choices by exercising their right to self-determination
  • Respecting children, women and men equally
  • Breaking the cycle of violence through education
  • Offering a program balancing prevention, intervention, and support
  • Endorsing public policy making violence unacceptable in our society
  • Conducting our own affairs in an ethical and caring way
  • Establishing ourselves in a leadership role in the community to promote freedom from violence

TITLE SPONSOR

 
Subaru
 

FUELING THE FINISH LINE

 
Co Energy
 

SPONSORS

 
10 Barrel
Ablis
Bend Soap
Best Med
Cascade Van
Combined Communications
East Cascades Women’s Group
Emerald House Cleaning
FootZone Bend
Hydro Flask
KTVZ
National Solar
NYC Maids
PacificSource
Republic Services
Source Weekly
St Charles Women’s Center
Stoller Wine
Strictly Organic
Therapeutic Associates
Trailhead
Waypoint