Upcoming Race Alert: Happy Girls Trail Run Series in Sisters on 11/2/14

The Happy Girls Running Series includes events in Bend, Portland and Spokane, all with a focus on bringing girlfriends together to achieve their goals. Sisters is next on the calendar, with  the Happy Girls Trail Half Marathon and 5k Road Run this Sunday, November 2nd. The Half Marathon is sold out, but there are still spots available for the 5k Run.  There are spots available and a special deal for the rest of October. Through the rest of the month, every 5k registration will include a code for a friend to run free.  So you and a girlfriend could run the Happy Girls 5k Road Race for $35.

The 5k includes a goody bag, Happy Girls active wear and refreshments. The 5k starts (9:30AM) and finishes at Three Creeks Brewery with a loop through Downtown Sisters. Guys are allowed to register, but will not be included in the results for awards, since this is a women’s race.  There will be an aid station in the middle with water and Gu gels. The course looks flat, with approximately 52 feet of elevation gain for the entire run.

For those girls that were lucky enough to get a spot into the Half Marathon, the run starts at the top of  Peterson Ridge Forest Road, with three waves beginning at 9AM. Shuttles will transfer runners from Sister’s Elementary School to the starting line beginning at 7:15AM and will run through 8:15AM.  There is no parking at Peterson Ridge and runners parked at the trailhead will be disqualified. The course promises to be well marked, looks to have a good portion of decent and will include 3 aid stations. Water, Gu Brews and Gu Gels will be found at miles 3.6, 6.7 and 10.4. The aid stations will be staffed by the Sister’s Park and Recreation District, also the beneficiary of this event. The Half Marathon finishes at Three Creeks Brewing and Five Pine Lodge and Spa.  There will be a custom finisher’s belt buckle at the finish line for Half Marathon participants.

Early packet pick up is available at the Footzone in Bend on Thursday, October 30th from 4-6PM. Regular packet pick up and expo will be Saturday, November 1st from 4-7PM in the conference room of the Five Pine Lodge in Sisters.  Ladies can enjoy a cocktail and take in all the fun of expo once they grab their goody bag, a fun kind of girls night out.  Shuttle tickets will also be given out with packet pick up.  Day of packet pick up for the 5k and Half Marathon begins at 7AM. There also will be limited 5k registration available race morning. Check out their website for all event details.

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