What a Groovy Day!

We wanted to send a sincere thank you for sharing your weekend with us! It was an mazing day full or fun, great vibes, some serious effort, and celebration. We are so proud of all of you Hippie Chicks! Sometimes we are working so hard ot produce the event thta we miss some of the spirit. We received a couple of Hippie notes and it made our day!

A note of appreciation to you and Dave (AND ALL YOUR VOLUNTEERS) for putting on a fab-tas-tic Hippie Chick!!! 

Seriously, it’s been a loooong time since I’ve done an event…. HOWEVER!….You guys are da bomb and rocked it!! 
Not only the attention to detail on every aspect of the event, heartwarming and thoughtful participant gift bags, raffle prizes, & FOOD! (so unexpected 🥹)
…but ultimately , it was the authentic vibe of your big, fun hearts striving to execute the best possible event and deliver it with those sharing a common goal. Such a strong sense of healthy COMMUNITY. 
I’m a fan. Enjoy your well deserved Mother’s Day ♥️
Love and hugs,
Retro Gina



Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2024 • 8am

Location: Champoeg State Park

Hippie Chick, THE ORIGINAL Women’s Half Marathon race, is open to everyone!  In 2024, we are once again returning to the birthplace of this great event at Champoeg State Park (commonly pronounced sham-POO-ee). What a perfect time and the perfect setting to run and walk…MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!! Let’s celebrate together and build our community one mile at a time, hand in hand! Don’t Delay: Space is limited to just 1000 entries. Grab your mom, your sister, your friend, or your co-worker and register now! Hippie Chicks are the best!

HIPPIE CHICK HALF • QUARTER • 5K 2024 Information:

Race Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2024, 8am

Location: Riverside Day Use Area, Champoeg State Park, OR

CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE BEFORE THE RACE: Not sure if you want to do the Quarter or the Half or even change to the 5K? Don’t worry-you can make changes to your event distance. Please make every effort to change your race distance BEFORE the race begins. NOTE: No refunds are given if you change down to the 5K. If you want to change from the 5K to either the quarter or half marathon, the appropriate additional fees will apply.  CHANGE YOUR RACE DISTANCE.


PARKING: Champoeg State Park has a $5 fee to park. If you have a state parks pass or if you purchased a pass at packet pick up, you can bypass the pay station! We will have volunteers to assist. If you need a pass, our volunteers have a limited supply of pre-printed passes and can can accept cash OR you may purchase a pass at the pay station with a credit card when you enter the park.


  • 6:45 AM: Packet Pick Up and Registration opens
  • 7:40 AM: Hippie Kid Fun Run (at main START LINE)
  • 8:00 AM: Half Marathon Start
  • 8:00 AM: Quarter Marathon Start
  • 8:00 AM: 5K Start
  • 8:30 AM – 12:30PM: Beer Garden, Post Race Food, Music!

HIPPIE KID FUN RUN: This will be an approximately 1/2 mile race. Adults are welcome to advise, coach, and guide all the racers. The race in intended for ages 7 and under. The Hippie Kid’s Run will finish through the official Hippie Half finish line!

RACE COURSE: Champoeg State Park is primarily bike path and park road. Most of the route is flat and scenic. The 5K follows the first 1.5 miles of the Half Marathon route and then turns back toward the finish line. The Half and Quarter races share the first 6.55 miles. The half marathon then repeats the loop. Hydration stations along the route are stocked with water and sports drink (NUUN). Select Stations will also have GU Energy Gels. Stations will be located at the following miles marks:

  • Half Marathon: 1.4*, 3.4*, 5.4*, 6.5*, 8*, 10*, 12*
  • Quarter: 1.4*, 3.4*, 5.4* 

* portable toilets

See you May 11th!

REGISTRATION FEES (Half and Quarter): Includes a finisher medal, wine glass, necklace, and technical race tee.

  • $129 (January 1st-Race Day*)

REGISTRATION FEES (5K): Includes a finisher medal, necklace, and technical race tee.

  • $79 (January 1st- Race Day*)

YES! All genders and paces are welcome.

The Half and Quarter Marathon both start and finish at the Riverside Day Use Area in Champoeg State Park. Both races share the first 6.55 miles. At the Quarter Marathon finish line, half marathoners will make a quick turn around and head out for their second loop. This is a great time to high five, to celebrate the finish or the half way point, and it’s the perfect spectator spot.



The 5K: The Hippie Chick 5K starts with the half marathon and the quarter marathon. The 5K turns around at about 1.55 miles and heads back to the finish line!

Peace out with your fellow Hippies

Hippie Chick High Fives are all the rage.

…Like You Just Don’t Care!

Hippie Chicks share miles of smiles on the paths and roads of Champoeg State Park

Countdown until The 2024 Hippie Half Event:








Reveal your inner hippie with some help from your outer tie-dye!


Where do we like to eat? The Old Spaghetti Factory! If you want to maximize your training efforts, and have the best race day possible, you have to start with an awesome nutritional plan. The Old Spaghetti factory is our top choice for our pre-race meals (and it’s a great choice every other day of the year as well). Paula’s favorite is their traditional spaghetti with marinara. Dave is a huge fan of the lasagna. Let OSF fuel your next race effort!



For 50 years, Meals on Wheels People has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of older adults in our community. We serve delicious and nutritious meals at dozen of dining centers in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels and friendly visits to homebound elderly. Several of our centers offer ethnic menus. We depend on more than 5,600 volunteers annually to help us serve and deliver meals.


Something For Everyone!

The Hippie Chick Event is focused on you, our fellow hippie chick runners and walkers. Some racers will take this seriously and try to win the whole thing, but most of us will do Hippie Chick for the fun, fitness, and festivities. Along with walking and running, there will be dancing, there will be eating, and yes, there will be a costume contest. For many of you true hippies, just come and peace out in your usual gear-we’ll find you.

Over the past few years, for many people, focusing on exercise and fitness took a back seat to a bigger health picture BUT we think exercise and fitness is THE BIG PICTURE. So, for those of you who have dusted off your high school PE uniforms, and broken out your old sneakers to give running or walking a second chance, Welcome Back! Peace. Love. Race.

Thank You To Our Partners

Paula Harkin, along with husband Dave Harkin, are committed to producing fun, challenging, safe, world-class events. We are so proud that you chose to join us for these amazing events. See you on race day!

Paula and Dave Harkin, RunWithPaula Events