Hippie Chick Half Marathon Event 2021
We are racing in-person! Limited to the first 1000 registrants. 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, and your co-workers and register now!
(updated May 9th, 7:30am). Happy Mother’s Day! It was so nice to see all you Hippie Chicks out there Saturday morning for our first in-person event in a very long time. We also had hundreds of Hippie Chicks across the country run and walk virtually. We were honored to be part of your great comebacks in 2021. We are working on results to verify accuracy and to make them official. If you have a results inquiry, please send it! For virtual racers, your upload site will be open early this week. Congratulations Hippie Chicks!
Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor:
Hippie Chicks share miles of smiles on the country roads of Washington County
COVID-19: Racing in person in 2021!
(updated April 26, 2021) We have been approved to have our event IN PERSON!!! There will still be some COVID-related guidelines and restrictions but most importantly: we will be at Hillsboro Stadium on May 8th. We are also creating a hybrid event whereby registrants can choose to participate virtually by using their own race course.
VIRTUAL RACING: You are welcome to race virtually if you are not in the area or if you are not ready to participate in a group setting. Visit your active.com account or contact us to go virtual. The virtual race will commence May 8th and be open for an entire week May 8th-May 15th. If you decide to change from in-person to virtual, you may pick up your packet at our official packet pick up, or you can have your packet mailed to you for $10. Mail My Packet.
PACKET PICK UP: Packet pick-up for all events will take place at Portland Running Company in Beaverton Monday, May 3rd at 10:00am through Friday, May 7th at 6:00PM. Due to COVID guidelines, THERE IS NO DAY OF RACE PACKET PICK UP.
DAY OF EVENT: FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED while inside the stadium area and when you are not running or walking. Once your event is underway, you may remove your mask. In order to comply with distancing regulations and to provide a safe start area, we have established a wave start schedule for the three different events:
- 7:00AM Half Marathon Start
- 7:15AM Quarter Marathon Start
- 7:30AM: All-Comers 5K Start
- 6:30AM: Early Walk Start (must obey traffic signals)
Each race has a unique bib number and color. Please make sure that you start in your event time slot. To make changes to your distance, please visit your active.com account. The start line will be open for the entire 30 minutes to allow for a safe, socially distanced start area.
RACE COURSE: there are self-serve hydration stations along the route stocked with water and NUUN but we are also encouraging everyone to bring their own hydration devices! Stations will be located at the following miles marks:
- Half Marathon: 1*, 2.8*, 5.2*, 5.6*, 8*, 10.1*, 12.1*
- 10K; 1, 2.8*, 3.6*, 5.2
- 5K: 1, 2.1
* portable toilet
AFTER THE RACE: There will be ample time to celebrate, and to grab your hard-earned finisher medal, your tasty post-race meal from Jersey Mike’s AND your craft cocktail compliments of Rogue Brewery. Our continued in-person goal is to maintain a safe and smooth flow of people. Our post-race festivities are limited in order to applaud your individual efforts, and to allow you to leave the event area in a timely manner.
LODGING: Our host hotel is Courtyard By Marriott Hillsboro.
To reserve your room please contact the hotel directly at (503)690-1800 and let the desk agent know you are coming in with the Hippie Chick Half Marathon.
See you May 8th!
Hippie Chick Sweathshirts and Neck Gaiters are STILL available!
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 the celebration of sisterhood at this year’s Hippie Chick!
Thank You To Our Post-Race Meal Sponsor:
Countdown until The 2021 Hippie Chick Event:
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Resources for Racers
Registration is now open. Individuals may register for the half marathon, quarter marathon, or 5K distance or register for the virtual event. 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 in-person event on Mother’s Day Weekend, please keep in mind that racing virtually is always an option. The Hippie Chick Virtual Event takes place May 8th-May 15th.
In person packet pick up begins on Monday, May 3rd 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 characters. 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.
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