Bend, Ore.—The Happy Girls Race Series is proud to announce the premiere of a multi-city Happy Girls Scholarship program. Lay It Out Events, the founder of the event, was recently gifted $3,000 in race entry scholarships from a Happy Girl runner and cancer survivor who has had life-changing experiences at Happy Girls races. Spurred by her realization of a 100-lb weight loss and an incredibly supportive community of women, the anonymous donor wants more women to be able to enter and participate at all levels.
With this intent, the scholarship will reduce potential financial barriers that may be limiting participants from using the race as a means to taking on their own life challenges. A number of free race entries will be available to women striving to make significant changes in their lives and establish a vibrant and inspiring lifestyle.
To be eligible for an award, applicants must submit a short essay outlining what completing a Happy Girls Run would mean to them. They are asked to share their goals and how they will become more expansive in life and in their community.
Applications are now being accepted through the following websites:
Spokane Happy Girls Run:
Deadline for Review for Spokane: July 7, 2014 @ 8am
Awards Announced for Spokane: July 14, 2014
Sisters Happy Girls Run:
Deadline for Review for Sisters: August 25, 2014 @ 8am
Awards Announced for Sisters: September 1, 2014
Forest Grove Happy Girls Run: http://www.happygirlsrun.com/forestgrove/registration-2/happy-girl-run-scholarships/
Deadline for Review for Forest Grove: June 30, 2014 @ 8am
Awards Announced for Forest Grove: July 7, 2014
Now in its 4th year, the Happy Girls Runs in Forest Grove/Portland, Spokane and Central Oregon (Bend and Sisters) are often more meaningful than a simple race and running event. For many participants, the event symbolizes achievement of a health or weight loss goal, or often, the strength, positivity and courage it takes to battle a life-threatening illness.
About the Happy Girls Series
The Happy Girls Running Series is recognized across the Northwest and beyond as being an inspiring running series that is fun for women from all lifestyles and fitness backgrounds to get together with their friends, sisters, mothers, daughters and even strangers to get out and realize their goals – fitness or otherwise! Join us for these upcoming runs in the series across the region:
·Portland, Oregon Area: September 6, 2014
·Spokane, Washington: September 27, 2014
·Sisters, Oregon: November 2, 2014
About Lay It Out Events
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best
in consultation, design and implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than twenty festivals, races, and contract events each year, including Bend WinterFest, the Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, the Deschutes Dash, the Happy Girls Run, the Little Woody and the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. More than $55,000 was donated to Central Oregon nonprofits in 2013. For more information, visit