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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
Cost:

  • $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.
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About Meg DuMez (34 Articles)
Writer of stories. Organizer of lives. Advisor of academic journeys.

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