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Thank you for joining us for the Happy Girls Run Bend Half Marathon, 10k and 5k races!

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One of the most beautiful courses you’ll ever experience, the Happy Girls Run brings together women of all ages and running abilities for a day of camaraderie and personal challenge.  Grab your bestie and take in the beauty of the Deschutes River as you embark on a tour of Bend that winds through the heart of the Old Mill District, through downtown, along the northern river canyon and finishes in River Bend Park.  A mix of trails with some road sections, the course is well-marked with inspiring signs for optimal woman power.

You’ll be well supported with multiple aid stations, medics and helpful event staff to make your day all about you and achieving your personal goals.  Half marathon finishers receive not only a beautiful race tee, but a one-of-a-kind commemorative necklace, while 5k and 10k finishers receive Happy Girls socks and fun swag.

Fun-Fueled Pre & Post Race Celebrations

including great food, cocktails, beer and shopping!


Pre-race festivities include The Happy Girls Expo on Friday evening where runners pick up race packets, shop for cool race apparel, listen to informative speakers, check out running industry vendors and so much more.  Enjoy appetizers and cocktails while plotting your strategy for a great race day!


Saturday May 26th, 2018, prior to the race, get ready with a warm-up stretch provided by Bend Parks & Rec.  Stay after the race for more drinks from 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and Crater Lake Spirits, plus Bethlyn’s Global Fusion’s tasty grub.


Plus join us for some fun post-race yoga and stretching, offered by Namaspa!

Namaspa is a yoga & wellness community that inspires each individual to experience their own greatness through the transformational practices of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, other “Lite” yoga styles, wellness services, workshops and trainings. We invite all to explore and dissolve their physical, mental and energetic blocks through the application of balanced action – effort and ease, to create a new level of openness, freedom and connection. We are committed to making the benefits of yoga accessible to all experience levels, body types, ages and incomes through our classes, Ambassador and Community Outreach Programs.

Fun SWAG


The 2018 Happy Girls Run T-Shirt included with all half marathon purchases, and available for limited purchase at the event.

And CUTE Happy Girls Run Bend Sock Guy Socks for 10k/5k runners (and also available for limited purchase at the event).

Happy Girl Gift Bags & Half Marathon Finisher Gift


All Happy Girl Bend Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal in the form of this stunning necklace. This necklace was created by local jeweler Denise Harrison of Sterling Echoes utilizing the original artwork of local artist Brian Pape..

Half Marathon gift bags include HG T-shirt and 10k & 5k will receive the super cute HG Sock Guy socks. SWAG bags include sponsor and vendor gifts!

Happy Little Kids

Part of the Kids Rock the Races Series
Sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans

Do you have a Happy Little Kid that wants to join in on the fun?  Children ages 3-10 years old are invited to join in on the Happy Little Kids Race, Saturday May 26th starting at 12pm, part of the PacificSource Kids Rock The Races.

Three age/ability-appropriate distance races:

  • 12:00pm: 3-4 (50 yards)
  • 12:15pm: 5-7 (500 yards)
  • 12:30pm: 8-10 (1.5K)

Entry is $5 (free with pre-registered adult code) and all racers receive #1 bib , participation ribbon and tasty and fun treats.  The more you race the more you earn; join in on all PacificSource Kids Rock the Races runs to earn additional prizes.  Learn more here.

Looking for Volunteers!!

For those supportive folks in your lives who want to come along and do their part, we are always looking for Happy Pacers and Volunteers.

Groups of 6 or more get 20% off

Plan ahead for deep race discounts through team organization and early registration.  Get the best price and start a training program that will optimize your Happy Girls experience!  Remember, it’s all about you and your girlfriends this weekend in picturesque Bend, Oregon.

Sponsors Welcome!

Is your company interested in sponsoring Happy Girls Run, Bend? Contact michael@layitoutevents.com for more information on sponsorships.