Hippie Chick Half Marathon Event 2021
May 8th, 2021: The Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K is back in 2021 under the leadership of event creator, Paula Harkin of RunwithPaula Events. This female-focused event is designed to celebrate how amazing women are! Hippie Chick is THE ORIGINAL all-women’s race! The Hippie All-Comers 5K returns in 2021 so the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled, active event. What a perfect time to run and walk…MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!! Let’s celebrate together and build our community one mile at a time! Grab your mom, your sister, your friends, or your co-workers and register now!
Run anywhere in the world or use our amazing Hillsboro, OR route!
Hippie Chicks share miles of smiles on the country roads of Washington County
COVID-19: Racing in person in 2021!
We are doing everything we can to host an in-person event on May 8th at Gordon Faber Stadium in Hillsboro, OR. We are working on options to include wave starts, distancing methods in and around the start/finish area, and course protocols so that our route is safe and fun. We are also creating a hybrid event whereby registrants can choose to particpate in person OR compete virtually by choosing their own race course. Due to restrictions dictated by Gov. Kate Brown and by the various municipal entitities with whom we work, we recognize that there is a chance that the entire Hippie Chick Event will be virtual. We expect to have more information in the coming weeks and we will provide updates right here as we get them!
Peace out with your fellow Hippie Chicks
This year, Air High Fives are all the rage.
Something For Everyone!
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate family and to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. 2020 was an exceptionally challenging year but we have seen so many amazing displays of the human spirit. From frontline workers, to teachers, to grocery store clerks, people all over the country have stepped up their efforts to help us all navigate. Many families and friends have been compelled to stay apart.
For so many people, focusing on exercise and fitness took a back seat to the bigger picture BUT we think exercise and fitness is a major part of the bigger picture. And for those who have dusted off their high school PE uniforms, and broke out their old sneakers to give running or walking a second chance, Welcome Back! Rediscovering fitness is a silver lining for sure and we applaud each and every one of you.
So whether you are planning an in-person gathering, getting together in small groups, or zooming around the virtual planet to see your loved ones, join together in a celebration of sisterhood at this year’s Hippie Chick!
Countdown until The 2021 Hippie Chick Event:
Uncover your inner “chick” with some help from your outer tie-dye!
Resources for Racers
Registration is now open. Individuals may register for the half marathon, quarter marathon, or 5K distance. Registration includes an awesome Hippie Chick Technical Race Tee, a commemorative race medal, and a goodie bag packed with great gifts from our sponsors. We are doing everything possible to secure our REAL venue for a REAL event on a REAL race course. While we are optimistic that we will be able to devise an amazing plan and host a ratified event on Mother’s Day Weekend, please keep in mind that racing virtually is always an option. Stay tuned for weekly updates regarding in-person racing, and virtual options.
In person packet pick up begins on Friday, April 30th at Portland Running Company in Beaverton: Want to customize your race bib? Sign up by April 15th to add your name, or your knick name. Please limit to 10 charaters. If you are somewhere else besides our fair city, we can ship your packets to you for $10. Race Packets include shirt, bib number, and race medal.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR BIB–please note your actual name and then the text that you would like to include on your bib. Limit to ten characters.
We have mapped out slight variations from our orginal 13.1/6.55/3.1 mile routes from Hillsboro Stadium. Since we are planning a REAL event with a virtual event option, you can also complete your race route anywhere in the whole wide world! Our Hillsboro, OR routes are fast, scenic, and safe. On race weekend, we will have a start/finish line at Hillsboro Stadium and official timing with splits!
Hippie Chick 1/4 Marathon Map - 2021
Hippie Chick 1/2 Marathon Map – 2021
Paula Harkin, along with husband Dave Harkin, are committed to producing fun, challenging, safe, world-class events. Stay tuned for more infomation regarding 2021 and beyond!
Paula and Dave Harkin, RunWithPaula Events