The run takes place entirely on paved roads through the farmland outside of Hillsboro, and is mostly flat. The first 2.5 miles of the course are the same for the quarter and half. At the split between the two courses, the quarter marathon goes straight until it reaches its turnaround point, then follows the same route back to the finish. The half marathon turns left, completes a four mile loop and a two mile out-and-back before re-joining the same course as the quarter and finishing the last 2.5 miles on the same route back to Ron Tonkin Field, where finishers will be shown on the JumboTron.
After the run, stick around for music, pancake breakfast, and for participants of legal drinking age, there will be a choice of mimosas and beers to refuel. Vendors will have their tents set up, and you can look for samples of many fine products.
Online registration is open. Prices increase on May 2nd.
Hippie Chick Half and Quarter Marathon details:
When: Saturday, May 7th; 8am
Where: Ron Tonkin Field, Hillsboro (map)
What: Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon (6.65 miles)
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: $99 (half); $79 (quarter) until 5/1/16. $119/$99 thereafter
Registration includes: Chip timed race, event tech shirt, finisher’s necklace, pancake breakfast, mimosas and beer for runners ages 21+.
Packet Pickup: Thursday, May 5th, 10:00am – 7:00pm, Portland Running Company, 800 SE Grand Ave, Portland; Friday, May 6th, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Carr Chevrolet, 15005 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton; Day of Race: Starting at 6:30am.