BEND – FAQs2020-12-28T16:41:49-08:00

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!

Will there be ADA Accommodations?2018-10-25T22:20:58-07:00

For ADA accommodations, contact Luke Larsen:

541-323-0964  |

Is there a Happy Girls Run beneficiary? If so, what do they get?2021-02-24T15:30:10-08:00

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.

Will I be able to see people along the course?2020-12-01T22:08:08-08:00

The start/finish area at Seventh Mountain Resort is the best place for spectators, since the courses wind through the Deschutes National Forest and are not accessible by vehicle.

Where should I park?2020-12-01T22:09:03-08:00

Parking is available at Seventh Mountain Resort.

Are there porta potties on the course?2018-10-25T22:16:44-07:00

There will be porta potties at the start/finish area and at several points on the course.  They are marked on the course maps.

Can I run with my dog?2018-10-25T22:14:27-07:00

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:

Can I wear an iPod or other headphones/MP3 player on the course?2018-10-25T22:13:09-07:00

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!

Can I run with a stroller2021-02-24T15:57:58-08:00

Due to the nature of the course, strollers are no longer allowed at any distance.

How many aid stations are on the course?2018-10-31T17:00:04-07:00

There are several across the course, not including the start and finish line. Please check the course maps page for an accurate number and location for each distance.

Will there be mile markers on the course?2021-02-24T15:27:57-08:00

Yes, there will be mile markers for each mile of the Half Marathon & 5k.

How is the race timed?2020-12-01T22:11:23-08:00

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.

How many events are taking place?2021-02-24T15:28:39-08:00

There are a total of 5 events:

  • Packet Pickup – Friday, May 28nd
  • Happy Little Kids Run –  Saturday, May 29th
  • Happy Girls Half Marathon – Saturday, May 29th
  • Happy Girls 5K Run – Saturday, May 29th
Is there a time limit on the half marathon?2021-02-24T15:59:26-08:00

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.

What is the race terrain like?2020-12-01T22:14:53-08:00

The terrain is a broad mix of trails and forest roads.

Are there finisher’s medals?2021-02-24T15:34:36-08:00

Yes! New this year are custom medals for all 5K finishers. Half-marathon finishers receive a special custom-made Happy Girls necklace!

What kind of awards will be presented?2021-02-24T15:35:21-08:00

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+

Can men run the race?2019-08-12T16:42:39-07:00

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!

Can I pick up my packet on race morning?2020-12-01T22:16:49-08:00

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.

Do I need to bring anything with me to packet pickup?2018-10-25T21:57:32-07:00

If you have your email confirmation, that is helpful in case we have trouble locating your race packet.

Can someone pick up my race packet for me?2019-08-12T11:17:55-07:00

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.

Are there any age restrictions?2021-02-24T15:37:09-08:00

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.

What measures are being taken to ensure no one is exposed to COVID-19?2020-12-31T10:57:42-08:00

All runners will wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols at the start and finish lines.

All staff will wear masks.

All aid station volunteers and food handlers will wear masks and gloves.

Hand sanitizer will be available at the start and finish lines.

Starts will be staggered in four waves per distance to spread out runners.

Race is chip-timed, enabling runners to start at their leisure within their designated wave and comfortably distanced from other runners.

Runners are encouraged to wear their mask when passing on the trail.

Volunteers will help direct finishers away from the finish line to avoid crowding.

Only one guest per runner is allowed at the start/finish area to eliminate crowding.

Food will be individually wrapped and beer available in cans for sanitation purposes.

Vendors at the finish line area will wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols.

There will be no awards ceremony this year; winners will be recognized online only.

Can I walk?2020-12-28T17:05:22-08:00

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.

Will Medical & First Aid be provided?2019-08-12T16:22:41-07:00

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. | 541-639-9993

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

2021 Title Sponsor

Subaru of Bend

2021 Presenting Sponsor

Metabolic Maintenance
10 Barrel
Bliss Physical Therapy
Donner Flower Shop
Focus Physical Therapy
FootZone Bend
GU Energy
Homelight – Oregon
Hydro Flask
Rise Brewing Co.
Source Weekly
Strictly Organic
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Top Shelf Medicine
Trailhead Liquor
Willamette Valley Vineyards

Many thanks to the businesses that make the Happy Girls races possible!

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