Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K

Hippie Chick 2020 registration is now open! We had such a blast in 2019 running, walking, and grooving to the sounds of HIT MACHINE that we are ready to do it all again. Hippie Chick 2020 will take place on May 9, 2020, 8am at Hillsboro Stadium.

May 9, 2020 • 8am • Hillsoboro Statium: The Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5K is returning in 2020 under the direction 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! Back by popular demand, in 2020, the Hippie All-Comers 5K will return so the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled, active event. What a perfect weekend to run and walk…MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!! Let’s celebrate together and build our community one mile at a time, hand in hand!  Grab your mom, your sister, your friend, or your co-worker and register now! Hippie Chicks are the best!

Join in the Hippie Chick Fun now. Sign up for our 12-week Hippie Chick Training Club. Designed to prepare runners and walkers of all levels for the rigors of completing a half marathon, the Hippie Chick Training Club includes seminars on health and nutrition, injury prevention, apparel and footwear, and timed benchmarks. We will start with a 5K on February 22 and work our up from there!

All Hippie Chick Races begin at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, OR. From the ballpark, runners and walkers head west on the country roads of Washington County. The course winds through the beautiful countryside on very flat, tree-lined streets with amazing scenery. The iconic rural views will provide great sights throughout your run or walk. The route finishes back at Ron Tonkin Field with a delicious breakfast, live music, and of course, a beer garden (ID required). Check out our course maps.

Run With Paula is is honored to continue this great tradition and is dedicated to the spirit and heart of Hippie Chick.

MEET OUR MENTORS!

Ellen Schram-I am a Wife, Mom and Elementary School Teacher. Running for me is very personal. I know there will always be someone stronger and faster than me so I run only to better myself. I love that running races has become a family event at our house. My passions in life include serving with my Church and seeking ways to bring Joy into the world.

Maryanne Stebbins -I am… a wife, mother, sister, auntie, friend, leader, volunteer, mentor and… a runner! It hasn’t always been that way for me – I’m a late bloomer to running.
I wasn’t an athletic kid, I hated PE and didn’t have a coordinated bone in my body. My parents didn’t model a healthy lifestyle. After we adopted our children, I wanted to make sure I was making healthy choices for a couple of reasons. One because walking the walk is the only thing that works with kids and two because I wanted to be around for them for a long time. I lost my parents when I was really young and it’s hard not having them here to share the joys and challenges of my life, it’s sad not having them know my children.
I started running in my mid-30’s and did quite a few races and events. I realized that I love the running community – what an amazing group of people. Competing against yourself with no pressure from others… just cheering, cowbells and a medal at the end, how fun is that!
I had some foot problems for a few years and running stalled out a bit.
2 years ago I decided I wanted to start again. It began on Saturday mornings with my dog Fynn and an interval app on my phone. “Walk for 2 minutes”, “Run for 1 minute”. In the rain and in the sunshine and more rain… we started increasing our running time and decreasing our walking time. Fynn lost 6 lbs and we both got stronger. In December 2018, I ran my first 5K in a few years (at Paula’s Don’t let winter win race). My family came to cheer me across the finish line. It was great. 
I started thinking about longer distances, but was nervous. Then I saw the invite to join the Hippie Chick running group. That first morning, I was so nervous. I didn’t feel like a real runner… sometimes I even walk!  What I found was an amazing, inspiring, loving community of ladies and a few guys… who sweated, cheered, laughed and learned together, and we’re still friends now! We’ve done other races together, even a relay race down the coast. 
Last year, I completed my first 10K and became a real “Hippie Chick” and it was amazing! But the most amazing part has been the incredible people that I’m now connected with. 

 

Johanna Muniz:

Age 46

Mother to 4.
Abuela to 1.
Runner for life.
I started running in 2006 with my husband, but didn’t really get going until 2010 when I started training for my first marathon with Portland Fit. This is where I was introduced to Paula and Dave (Red and Proud!) and began to foster my love of running and its community. Since then I have run 4 marathons, a gazillion half marathons and am training for my first 50k. The people I have met through running are an amazing collective of people, but the women are truly extraordinary. They band together like warriors and I couldn’t be more honored to share my miles with them.


Mona-Lisa “ML” Pickney

Novice runner, completed 2 marathons.  Enjoys running/walking because of the physical and mental health benefits. 

 
Favorite Running quote:  
If at the end of a race you know yourself that you have done your best, you’re a winner.  Bill Bowerman
MUST-READ FAQs

Packet Pick Up: Friday, May 8th, 2020 10am-6pm

Portland Running Co. Beaverton

10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100

Beaverton, OR 97008

(503)524-7570

Day of Event Schedule:

·   6:00 am – Parking opens. Arrive early! Follow police/volunteer instructions to find parking at stadium or Intel.

·   6:30 am – Gear check and Packet Pickup

·   7:30 am – Hippie Kid Fun Run (1/2 mile)

·   8:00 am – ALL RACES START

·   9:00 am – Breakfast begins

·   10:30 am – Awards 

Q: Are walkers welcome?

A: Yes! Our half marathon course is open for four hours!

Q: Can a friend pick up my packet?

A: Yes! They will just need to have your confirmation email or bib number

Q: Can I switch distances?
A: Yes! You can switch between the half or the quarter marathon no charge up to one week before the race.  You can go into your active.com account and make this change yourself for no charge. You can reduce to the 5K however fees will not be refunded.  If you want to change from 5K to longer race fees apply.

Q: Is there somewhere I can leave my stuff during the race?
A: Yes! We offer free gear check for all participants. Gear check opens at 6:30am. It is highly recommended to check your gear by 7:30am to avoid lines.

Q: Is there an official Hippie Chick Host Hotel?

A: Yes! Courtyard by Marriott Hillsboro has amazing Hippie Chick packages that include breakfast and race shuttle.

Q: Are strollers allowed on the course?
A: Unfortunately, our route is not stroller friendly. There are several “choke points” on the course that are too narrow to accomodate strollers. 

Q: How far is the Kids’ Run?
A: Approximately 1/2 mile. You are welcome to run with your children. There will be a race leader directing the kids during the 1/2 mile run.

Q: What are the age group categories?
A: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & better

Q: Are dogs allowed onthe course or at the stadium?

Gordon Faber Stadium does not allow dogs on the premises. Dogs are also not allowed on the course. The weather is going to be very warm so we strongly suggest that you leave your four-legged friends at home for this one.

Parking:

Parking is free. Please remember parking is limited so carpool and please come early to avoid traffic lines and stress on race day. Vehicles will be parked in both the stadium lot and Intel. Be prepared to park where you are directed. We suggest arriving at the stadium by 6:30am.

Packet Pick Up

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

May 8th, 2020: Pre-race packet pick up will be held at Portland Running Company in Beaverton on Friday, May 8 from 10am-6pm.

Portland Running Co.- Beaverton

10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100

Beaverton, OR 97008

You are welcome to pick up another person’s packet. Please make sure that you confirm with them before you do!

Day Of Event Packet Pick Up:

May 9th, 2020: Packet pick up at Ron Tonkin Field begins at 6:30AM.

 

With Your Hippie Chick Race Registration, All Participants Receive:

 

  • Hippie Chick Finisher T-Shirt (Size Chart)
  • Finisher Medal – All Participants will receive a medal
  • Goodie Bag
  • Complimentary coffee and bagels available before the race
  • Chip Timing
  • On-Course Support including great aid stations, race photos, snacks
  • Breakfast!
  • Beer Garden
  • Live Music 
  • Awards Ceremony & After Party
  • Encouragement, Community, Camaraderie, FUN!

 

2019 EVENT SPONSORS

Charity of choice

Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization, modeled after a national program that was originated in Oakland, California by firefighters from that city. The model that Oakland developed has been adopted by many other organizations across North America and has touched the lives of thousands of people in need of assistance.

This charity program has been created by dedicated firefighters and employees from the City of Hillsboro who truly believe that we can make a difference in our community in ways besides our emergency responses and daily interaction with the public.