OCTOBER 26, 2024

HALF MARATHON - 10K - 5K

Need a little nature therapy and some time away?

Enjoy some bonding time with women of all ages and levels in the appropriately-named town of Sisters, Oregon. Choose between the all-women’s trail half marathon featuring single-track in the Deschutes National Forest (on the Peterson Ridge Trail system) with some pretty stellar views or take part in the 5K and 10K road race that winds through scenic downtown Sisters. All races cross the same finish line, welcoming all to enjoy the beautiful FivePine campus under the towering Ponderosa pines.

The Happy Girls Sisters half marathoners will enjoy spectacular single track beginning and ending at FivePine Lodge (at an elevation of 3182 feet). The course weaves through the Deschutes National Forest offering stunning views and rolling terrain amongst the Ponderosa pines. There will be some elevation change and some climbing in the beginning, so come ready for a challenge. Sections of the trail are narrow and rocky.

10K and 5K runners can expect a mix of pavement and trail on this fast and fun course that winds through downtown Sisters. The course is relatively flat, so expect fast times!

Apparel, Prizes & Swag

Everyone gets a finishers medal! New designs coming soon for 2024.

All 5K and 10K runners receive a custom-designed Happy Girls commemorative medal AND custom designed socks.

Half Marathon runners will receive a stunning finisher belt buckle AND a custom Happy Girls Beanie. ❤️

Choose from a Happy Girls Race Tee or sweatshirt at checkout. Limited sizes will be a valuable for purchase on site as well!

Race Tee – $25 ($30 at event)

Sweatshirt – $48 ($50 at event)

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
  • 8oz Muscle Rub from Ablis CBD
  • HydroFlask water bottle or mug

Packet Pick Up

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 Thursday October 24th, from 2:00 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!

Girls Night Out at FivePine

Join us at FivePine in Sisters, Oregon on October 25th, from 4-7pm. The Friday night packet pick-up for this event is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy an evening filled with snacks, free drinks, vendor booths, and loads of fun. It’s the perfect way to kick-start your race weekend in a lively, festive atmosphere!

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 FivePine Lodge in Sisters, 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

There are three on the half marathon course, not including the start and finish line.

There will two aid stations on the 10K course.

There is one aid station on the 5K course.

Aid stations will be fully supplied with water, GU Brew and GU gels.

Post-Race Celebration 
Saturday, October 26 | FivePine Lodge

All races finish back at the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center. Catch your breath, grab some water and look for the food tent, where you’ll find coffee, cocktails and an amazing spread, including hot soup (just what you’ve been waiting for!)

Check in with the timer and receive a special Happy Girls ticket which includes with your printed race time!

Enjoy the post-race party, catch up with friends and fellow runners and cheer on those racers coming in! Awards ceremony will follow!

Travel & Lodging

Host City – Sisters, Oregon
Sisters is nestled at the base of the majestic Three Sisters and is named for these distinct volcanic peaks in the central Cascades Range. First settled as the Camp Polk military outpost in the mid-1800s, the town of Sisters was built on a foundation of ranching, farming, logging, and accommodating travelers crossing over the Cascades.

Today, Sisters is a modern, western community that honors its heritage. Known for its charming village setting and western themed downtown with unique shops, galleries and restaurants, Sisters also hosts several major special events.

From the Willamette Valley, Sisters is the gateway into Central Oregon and is bordered by the Deschutes National Forest. Within minutes of town, one can enjoy world class hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, horseback riding, skiing, golfing and boating. For more information about activities and events within and around Sisters Country, visit the Chamber of Commerce here.

Host Hotel – Five Pine Lodge and Conference Center

FivePine Lodge and Conference Center is proud to continue as the official host of Happy Girls Race in Sisters, OR. Participants receive 25% off their stay when booking lodging for this race. Our private cabins are steps from the race making it easy to get to the starting line and easy to unwind in one of cabins with a soaking tub after you finish. Additionally, our campus is walking distance from historic downtown Sisters, and the unrivaled Shibui Spa. 

Our fully-equipped Event Center is the ideal location for weddings, corporate business meetings/retreats, celebratory parties and family reunions. Located 25 minutes from Bend and Redmond, and 45 minutes from Sunriver.

Beneficiary

Our Happy Girls Sisters beneficiary is Sisters Parks and Recreation District.

The Sisters Park & Recreation District was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit organization to provide recreation, sports and enrichment programs for Sisters area youth and families. They offer a year round schedule of programs for kids and adults including wide variety of activities including: after school programs, two preschool programs, summer camps, tutoring, youth and adult sports, outdoor recreation, fitness, cultural and martial arts programs. More than 150 people come to the SPRD Coffield Community Center each day to participate in programs while over 3000 kids participate in the programs annually.

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FivePine
 

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Co Energy
 

SPONSORS

 
Ablis
Bend Soap
Best Med
Combined Communications
Combined Communications -99.7
Dr Jolly
East Cascades Women’s Group
FootZone Bend
Hoodoo Hillside
Hydro Flask
Liquid Death
National Solar
Nugget Newspaper
Oregon Healthcare
Sisters Chamber
Sisters Coffee
Source Weekly
Therapeutic Associates
Three Creeks
Trailhead