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.
Packet Pick Up: Friday, May 8th, 2020 10am-6pm
Portland Running Co. Beaverton
10029 SW Nimbus Ave STE 100
Beaverton, OR 97008
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 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:
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
- 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.