About Happy Girls Sisters
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.
We’re ready to spoil you with some amazing gifts too -we know you’re gonna love it!
**Make sure to register early – the half marathon is limited to 500 runners and sells out every year.
Apparel, Prizes & Swag
Happy Girls 2023 Sweatshirt
The 2023 design is here! These 100% cotton sweatshirt is cropped just right and is perfect for pulling on post-race to stop any chill from setting in.
$50 at event
Order when registering (for pick up at event)
Happy Girls Sisters Race Tee
NEW DESIGN FOR 2023
Get the right size this year, pre-order.
A soft long-sleeved race tee, perfect for repping your race.
Happy Girls Quarter Zip!
Super soft and lightweight, these pull on 1/4 zips are perfect for layering for fall and winter runs!
$40 at event
Order when registering (for pick up at event)
All 5K and 10K runners receive a custom-designed Happy Girls commemorative medal.
Half Marathon runners will receive a stunning finisher belt buckle. ❤️
Are you a pro at the 5K and really love to fly? Are you a mover and a shaker at the half? We’ve got a competitive field of runners who are out for the gold.
Come test your mettle – you’ll love our exciting courses!
1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall and masters winners in each event receive a sweet gift bag that includes a free entry to next year’s race!
Go for the Trifecta! NEW FOR 2022 - 5K Trifecta!
Compete in the Bend, Spokane & Sisters Happy Girls Run Half Marathons or 5K runs and be awarded a very special Trifecta Prize!
Complete all three in-person Half Marathons or 5K runs— Bend, Spokane & Sisters
Trifecta prize awarded following race in Sisters, OR
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. The city was incorporated in 1946. For more about Sisters’ history, click here.
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 including the Sisters Rodeo (“The Biggest Little Rodeo in the World”) and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, the largest outdoor quilt show in the world. The Sisters Folk Festival and Sisters Starry Nights concert series are signature music events that draw top rated talent from around the country. Together with numerous arts and crafts events, Sisters celebrates the spirit of the American West.
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 located in the heart of Central Oregon, only 25 minutes from Bend and Redmond and 45 minutes from Sunriver.
FivePine Lodge and Conference Center is a unique Central Oregon destination and is so much more than just a hotel. With the personal touch of a bed and breakfast, the privacy of romantic, cozy cabins and all the amenities of a resort, FivePine Lodge and Conference Center is the ultimate getaway. The lodge and cabins, a Central Oregon destination resort, are conveniently located on the FivePine Lodge and Conference Center campus next to Shibui Spa, Three Creeks Brewing, Sisters Movie House and Sisters Athletic Club.
The Peterson Ridge trail is only steps away from the FivePine campus and is great for avid mountain bikers and hikers with the Three Sisters Mountains in the backdrop. We have luxurious cabins and lodge rooms that are ideal for the romantic couple, families and business travelers, matched with amenities and hospitality you won’t find anywhere else in Central Oregon.
Our state of the art Conference Center is the ideal location for intimate weddings, corporate business meetings/retreats, celebratory parties and family reunions. Whether it’s romance, relaxation or adventure you are seeking, FivePine Lodge and Spa is the getaway with it all.
Experience FivePine Resort and Conference Center and you’ll make it your Central Oregon Resort.
Whether you’re a beginning runner or have a wall of race bling, the Train Like a Mother Club can help you nail your Happy Girls race in fist-pumping style!
With a range of comprehensive, effective training plans—from a walk-run 5K up to a crush-the-distance half-marathon program—plus expert, accessible coaches and support + community in spades, the Train Like a Mother Club will ensure your training (and race) are strong, solid, and fulfilling.
WHY SHOULD YOU TRAIN LIKE A MOTHER?
Wouldn’t it be great if running were fun and easy?
Learn to Run Bend is an in-person, 8 week, women’s 5K training group designed just for beginner runners. With your new awesome running buddies, you’ll…
★ meet twice weekly for workouts on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings
★ learn about breathing, form, gear, warm ups, running hills, and more!
★ hear from local experts on strengthening, nutrition, and self-massage
★ find and fortify your motivation to move so that running becomes fun and easy, for life!
Your coach is Michelle Poirot, a certified running and health coach with 10 years of experience and enthusiasm for coaching beginner runners to their first finish line!
Previous Learn to Run Bend participants describe the program as…
…”a safe, encouraging, all-inclusive program for beginners and begin-againers. Meet yourself where you are NOW, and find YOUR OWN definition of “success”.”
…”a great combination of coaching, support, and confidence building.”
…’The group is more than just a running group – it’s a welcoming space for beginner or returning athletes to find their inner courage and endurance, a journey to build confidence as a runner and navigate your individual health journey toward long term positive health goals.”
…”LTRB will teach you to overcome fears and doubts, and train you to be able to run distances you never thought possible.”
Friday, Oct. 27 – Girls Night Out Expo and packet pick up at FivePine from 4-7pm.
You can also pick up your packet on race day. Participants will be able to receive their packet one hour before their race start time.
Bag drop location will be at the start/finish area. Be sure to attach the provided bag drop tag and include: NAME, PHONE NUMBER and BIB NUMBER. You can recover your bag after you have finished the race.
***Avoid leaving valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items.
The event will be timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. All distances will be timed using a disposable timing transponder, commonly known asa “bib tag” that will be embedded in your race number. Please follow these instructions carefully:
- Do not bend, fold, expose to heat, crinkle or otherwise modify your race bib as this will cause your tag to malfunction.
- Wear your race bib on the front of your shirt, on the outermost layer of clothing. Not wearing the bib properly at all times during the race may prevent you from being timed, therefore, not show in the results.
- Bibs can only be transferred by going through the formal transfer process at packet pickup. Be careful not to switch with friends, family or others. This is not simply to assure the time is assigned to the correct person. It is critical that we have the correct names assigned to the correct people racing for safety reasons.
- Make sure you cross the timing points at the start and finish of the race.
Four Fundamental Rules for Racers
- No Littering. Nada. We’re committed to this. If you’re caught tossing away that bit of gel pouch you ripped off as you were running down the trail, you’ll be disqualified. No exceptions. We are lucky to be running in an inspiring, beautiful place. It’s about respecting Mother Nature and the others using the trails behind you!
- Be Kind, Please. Be kind to your fellow runners – no matter what your goals are for the race – and be kind to the event staff and volunteers. Love and Respect – Please and Thank You. It all starts with us. Cheers.
- Stay On Course. Please stay on sidewalks or within the coned boundaries. If you are caught in the streets where sidewalks are available, you will be disqualified. There will be course marshals enforcing this on course.
- Choose Fun! This is your chance to thrive. If it ain’t fun, then why do it?
There is very limited parking available at FivePine Lodge and Conference Room on race day. Please do not park in front of the Sisters Athletic Club. Parking is reserved for club members only.