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Race Preview: 2018 Happy Girls Run (Bend)

The organizers behind Happy Girls Run know a lot of what female runners are looking for in a race experience:

  • Celebration – The packet pick-up is held at Riverhouse on the Deschutes so runners can have a relaxing night before the big day. And there will also be beer, cocktails, food, music, and more during the awards ceremony after the races.
  • Bling – All 5K and 10K finishers get custom made socks while half marathoners receive a shirt and medal necklace (perfect for Monday morning bragging)
  • Savings – Teams of 6 or more runners get a registration discount. Or a runner can sign up for future races in the series (Spokane and Sisters) to save.
  • Charity – Proceeds from the event go to Girls on the Run (an amazing program that prepares the next generation of female runners and world changers)
  • Family – This is a women’s event, but men are allowed to run (just not be counted in the results). And there are Happy Kid events to get those kiddos of all ages moving and grooving.
  • And of course there is a huge focus on having Fun – “This is your chance to thrive. If it ain’t fun, then why do it?”

So call up some runners to plan for a Girls Weekend in Bend this May.

Happy Girls Run (Bend)
When: Saturday, May 26th

  • 9am – half marathon starts
  • 9:15am – 10K starts
  • 9:30am – 5K starts
  • Noon – Happy Kids events begin

Where: Riverbend Park (799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702)
Packet Pick-Up: Friday May 25th 3-7pm at or race morning at 7am

  • $5 for Happy Kids events
  • $40 for 5K
  • $50 for 10K
  • $85 for half marathon
  • All fees increase $5 at end of April. Discounts available for teams of 6 or more.  5K and 10K finishers receive Happy Girls socks.  Half marathon finishers receive Happy Girls shirt and necklace medal.
About Meg DuMez (90 Articles)
Writer of stories. Organizer of lives. Advisor of academic journeys.

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