Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all of our Happy Girls Events have a beneficiary. Our beneficiary for Happy Girls Bend is the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. Check out our beneficiary page for more info.
Virtual runners will receive an official race bib, finisher’s medal and race t-shirt. Local runners can retrieve their virtual packet at packet pick up or choose to have it mailed to their doorstep for an extra fee. All out of area runners will have their packet mailed the week before the in-person event.
Feel free to rock the official race bib when running virtually – but the race bib is not needed to complete the virtual race. Runners can complete their run any time before the race, using GPS or a running app to track their time and distance. A link to upload results will be available one week before the race and will remain open until midnight the day after the in-person event.
To have their time count, runners will need their Registration ID number, their final time and a screenshot of their GPS tracked run. The Registration ID can be found on theoriginal registration confirmation email.
If you are having trouble uploading your results or cannot find your Registration ID please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!
Packet pick up for 2022 is TBD. Check back for updates!
Absolutely! We encourage all women to participate. All we ask is that walkers start in the back to allow the faster runners to get through. The cutoff for official timing is 1pm. The post-race celebrations will conclude at 2pm.
Yes, there will be mile markers for each mile of the Half Marathon & 5k.
The race is professionally timed and results will be posted online no later than Sunday following the race. The results will also be available immediately following the race. Each runner will receive a personal time ticket printed out with your official finish results.
No, we ask that you leave Fido at home. Per City of Bend rules your pet is also not permitted at special events in the park. Service dogs are allowed, but we ask that you notify the race director prior to the event: email@example.com.
All new courses for 2022! All three distances include a mixture of pavement and gravel and continuing with dirt trails.
Yes. As long as you have signed the registration waiver online. To see if you have done so, follow your registration link in your confirmation email.
Awards will be given out to the overall winner as well as the overall masters (40+) winner for the half marathon and 5K runs. We will also have ribbons three-deep in each age group in 5-year increments: 10-11 (5K only) ,12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39….70+
If you have your email confirmation, that is helpful in case we have trouble locating your race packet.
If you cannot make the packet pickup on Friday, we will offer a late packet pick-up on race day beginning at 7:30am until 15 minutes prior to your race start.
Yes! New this year are custom medals for all 5K finishers. Half-marathon finishers receive a special custom-made Happy Girls necklace!
Adventure Medics believes in providing medical services that go beyond the status quo. Whether covering an event, supporting wildland fire operations or providing training to the public or medical professionals they like to do things a little different.
Because they have a unique advantage of being on site as a pre-positioned resource, Adventure Medics can emphasize safety and institute preventative measures to stop injuries and medical emergencies before they occur.
Should an emergency happen the staff of EMTs, paramedics and doctors are properly equipped and possess the experience to deal with the unique challenges that come with remote medical operations. Adventure Medics believes in high quality equipment and continuous training to ensure that we can field one of the most prepared medical response teams you can find.
https://www.advmedics.com | 541-639-9993
We love to run with music too! All we ask is that you consider only having your headphones in one ear and/or keep the volume of your music reasonable so you can be aware of your surroundings, course marshals and other people on the course. The course is NOT closed to cars and when you are on the road, you wear headphones at your own risk!
For ADA accommodations, contact Luke Larsen:
541-323-0964 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the nature of the course, strollers are no longer allowed at any distance.
Yes, this is a women’s race. Can men participate? Sure! However, men will not be included in the timed results or be eligible for awards. Sorry, guys!
We’ve spoken to many coaches about age-appropriate distances. In general, we ask that girls are at least 10 years old to participate in the 5K run and 12 years old to participate in the half marathon.
You must complete the course in four hours. The finish line will remain open until 1:30pm. All runners still on course at 1:30pm will be picked up and shuttled back to the finish area.
There will be porta potties at the start/finish area and at several points on the course. They are marked on the course maps.
If you registered for the half marathon but would like to participate in a shorter distance event instead (e.g., 1/2 to 5K), you must contact the race director 1 week prior and we will initiate the transfer process for you. Less than 1 week notice may result in an additional fee. We can transfer your entry to the shorter distance but you will not receive a refund for the difference in price. If you are transferring to a more expensive event (e.g., 5K to 1/2) you will need to pay the difference in price.
Athletes who cannot participate in the event due to an injury or medical issue only may defer an entry to the following year if the race director is notified 1 week prior AND a note from a physician is received.
Note that if there is a difference in race entry fees, or extra costs (t-shirts, etc.) the athlete will pay the difference. In the event of a deferral to the following year, it is the responsibility of the athlete to contact the race director once online registration opens for the following year.
If you cannot participate, you are welcome to come to packet pick-up to receive your bib number, swag bag and items you purchased in advance. We are unable to store race materials, therefore, all unclaimed race swag, materials and merchandise become the property of Lay It Out Events after the close of race day. You must pick up your swag bag before the race!