Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Many of your questions will be answered by looking through our frequently asked questions list below. If you find that your question is not answered, by all means, send us an email!
The start and finish area at Riverbend Park is the best place for spectators. Spectators can easily walk along the course surrounding the Old Mill area, but we ask that you do not ride bicycles along the course, drive and park on the shoulders or in the neighborhoods or otherwise interfere with runners on the course.
Parking is available at Riverbend Park, across the street in the gravel lot, and at the dog park.
There will be porta potties at the start/finish area and at several points on the course. They are marked on the course maps.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Not in the half marathon or 10K. There are varying terrains and with the number of women on the course it is not conducive to running with a stroller. You may choose to run the 5K with a stroller, however we ask that strollers start in the back so as not to impede faster runners.
Yes, there will be mile markers for each mile of the Half Marathon, 5k & 10k.
The race will be professionally timed and results will be emailed and posted online no later than Monday following the race. The results will also be available at the post-race celebration at the finish line!
There are a total of 5 events:
- Packet Pickup – Friday, May 22nd at Princess Athletic
- Happy Little Kids Run – Saturday, May 23rd
- Happy Girls Half Marathon – Saturday, May 23rd
- Happy Girls 10K Run – Saturday, May 23rd
- Happy Girls 5K Run – Saturday, May 23rd
You must complete the course in 4 hours (finish line will remain open for four hours). We will have a course sweep and you must make the 3rd aid station (midway point, 6.5 miles) by the two-hour mark (11:00 am) in order to continue.
The terrain is a broad mix of trails, paved pathways, and sidewalks. The trail component is not what we in Bend would call “hard core” trails. Mostly wide, hard-packed dirt and paved trails.
Yes! New this year are custom medals for all 5K and 10K finishers. Half-marathon finishers receive a special custom-made Happy Girls necklace!
Awards will be given out to the overall winner as well as the overall masters (40+) winner for the half marathon, 10K 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+
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!
If you absolutely cannot make the packet pickup on Friday, we will have a late packet pickup on race day beginning at 7:30am until 15 minutes prior to your race start.
If you have your email confirmation, that is helpful in case we have trouble locating your race packet.
Yes! Just make sure that you fill out your race waivers online BEFORE they drop by to pick up your packet. All they need is your first and last name.
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 10k or half marathon.
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 1 pm. The post-race celebrations will conclude at 2pm.
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