SPOKANE – FAQs2019-08-12T16:13:03-07:00

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!

How many events are taking place?2020-12-04T15:07:32-08:00

There are a total of 4 events:

Where should I stay if I’m not from Spokane?2020-12-04T15:08:45-08:00

The Centennial by Davenport Hotels will have a Happy Girls Run room rate  — please contact them directly for more information.

Is there a beneficiary for the Happy Girls? If so, what do they get?2019-08-12T16:55:17-07:00

Yes, Happy Girls Spokane proudly donates a portion of proceeds to Create Your Statement, a local nonprofit organization. Create Your Statement will provide all aid station volunteers — so be sure to thank them as you pass by!

Where and when is packet pickup?2020-12-04T15:10:36-08:00

The Girls’ Night Out Expo & Packet Pickup Party will be held once again at the historic Riverside Place from 3pm-7pm on Friday, September 17.

Late Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration

Packet pickup and late registration will be at the parade grounds of Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute under the blue Lay It Out Events tent near the red inflatable arch, starting at 7:30am until 15 minutes prior to race start.

Can I pick up my packet on Race Day?2019-08-12T16:10:17-07:00

If you absolutely cannot make the expo on Friday, we will have packets available early race morning, from 7:30am until 15 minutes prior to your race start.

Do I need to bring anything with me to packet pickup?2019-08-12T16:11:34-07:00

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?2019-08-12T16:12:25-07:00

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.

Is there a bag drop?2019-08-12T16:14:14-07:00

Be sure to attach the provided bag drop tag and include: NAME, PHONE NUMBER and BIB NUMBER. Bag drop location will be at the start/finish area ext to the merchandise tent. 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.

Where should I park?2019-08-12T16:16:51-07:00

Parking is available at the SW area of the Mukogowa Ft. Wright Institute campus, off of Wright Avenue and Freemont Avenue. There is a large grass field that can be used for parking, there will be signs and parking attendants will direct you into the lot. Please do not park at the Randolph Farms Apartments or Westwood Apartments. Non-apartment resident vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Click here to find parking info.

Are there ADA accommodations?2019-08-12T16:17:57-07:00

For ADA accommodations, contact Luke Larsen:

541-323-0964  |  luke@layitoutevents.com

Are there portable toilets on the course?2019-08-12T16:20:03-07:00

There will be portable toilets at the start/finish area and stationed restrooms are along the course.  They are marked on the course maps.

Will I be able to see people along the course?2019-08-12T16:21:25-07:00

The start/finish area at Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute is the best place for spectators. Spectators can also access aid station 4 at mile 7 via vehicle.

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.

www.advmedics.com | 541-639-9993

How many Aid Stations are on the course?2019-08-12T16:23:52-07:00

There are seven aid stations on the half marathon course, not including the start and finish line. There is one aid station on the 5k course and two on the 10k course. All aid station volunteers are provided by Create Your Statement so please say thanks when you run by!

Will there be mile markers on the course?2019-08-12T16:25:38-07:00

Yes, there will be mile markers for each mile of the Half Marathon, 5k and 10k. You can view the course maps, below.

What is the race terrain like?2019-08-12T16:27:04-07:00

The terrain is a broad mix of challenging trails, paved asphalt roads and paved pathways. There are several rocky sections. Part of the trail is single track, where passing is not available. The course is mostly hard-packed dirt trails. You can view the course maps, below.

How is the race timed?2020-12-01T22:18:28-08:00

The race is professionally timed and results will be posted online no later than Sunday following the race. The results will also be available at the post-race celebration at the finish line!

Is there a time limit on the half marathon?2019-08-12T16:46:51-07:00

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 miles) by the two-hour mark (11:00 am) in order to continue.

Can I walk?2019-08-12T16:49:49-07:00

Absolutely! We encourage all women to participate. All we ask is that walkers start in the back to allow the runners to get through. The cutoff for official timing is 1 pm.  The post-race event will complete at 2pm.

Can I run with my dog?2019-08-12T16:38:18-07:00

No, we ask that you leave pets at home. Service dogs are allowed, but we ask that you notify the race director prior to the event: race@layitoutevents.com.

Can I run with a stroller?2019-08-12T16:39:40-07:00

No, there are varying terrains and with the number of runners on the course it is not conducive to running with a stroller.

Can I wear an iPod or other headphones/MP3 player on the course?2019-08-12T16:41:46-07:00

We love to run with music, too! All we ask is that you’ll consider only having your headphones in one ear and/or keeping the volume at a reasonable level so you can hear and be aware of your surroundings and other people on the course.

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!

Are there any age restrictions?2019-08-12T16:43:42-07:00

We’ve spoken to many coaches about age-appropriate race 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.

What kind of awards will be presented?2019-08-12T16:51:01-07:00

Awards will be given out to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall winners as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall masters  (40+) winners for both the half marathon, 10K and 5K runs. We will also have ribbons three-deep in each age category.

Are there finisher medals?2020-12-04T15:19:25-08:00

Yes! All finishers in every distance receive a custom-designed Happy Girls medal🏅

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

2021 Title Sponsor

10 Barrel
CLEAR Chiropractic
Homelight – Washington
Rise Brewing Co.
Spokane Sports & Physical Therapy
Spokane Sports Commission
Willamette Valley Vineyards

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

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