Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon & 5K Officially Postponed to May 2021

Hippie Chick 2020 will take place on May 8, 2021. We are in the process of updating all website information so please stay tuned. Registration for 2021 is now open. Please click below for more details.

DETAILS FOR HIPPIE CHICK 2020-2021 POSTPONEMENT

Hippie Chick 2020 Postponed Due To COVID-19.

The 2020 Hippie Chick Event has been officially postponed until 2021. 

I am working diligently with local entities, suppliers, and related partners to ensure the safety of all of our participants. My staff is making every effort to adhere to the current recommendations by health officials and in the very near future, we will resume producing safe, world-class events. 

Hippie Chick has a special place in my heart and having been effected by COVID-19 as a race director and as a participant, I understand and appreciate all the training and sacrifices that go into training for these events. I want to encourage you to continue working toward your fitness goals for both your mental well-being and physical health. Take time to encourage and support the women in your life to keep on running and walking.

For Hippie Chick 2020 we have devised two options for registered athletes:

• Automatic Deferment: If you are registered for Hippie Chick 2020, your registration has been automatically transferred to Hippie Chick 2021, May 8th, 2021. The $25 deferment fee has been waived.

• TRANSFER: If you would like to transfer to another RWP event, you may do so for FREE! The normal $25 transfer fee has been waived. You may transfer and apply your full registration fees to another race. Please note that individual race fees may vary. Registration transfers must be completed by May 1st, 2020. 

Here is our 2020-2021 event calendar:

  • Independence Day 2020 • 10K/5K – July 4th
  • Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon 2020• 10K/5K – September 12th
  • Hippie Chick Half Marathon 2021 • Quarter Marathon/5K – May 8th
  • Helvetia Half Marathon • 10K/5K – June 12th

WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS? If you are planning to participate in Hippie Chick 2021, you don’t need to do anything. If you are going to transfer your Hippie Chick registration to a different 2020 RWP event, please follow these instructions before May 1st:

1. Log into your ACTIVE MyEvents account

2. Find your 2021 Hippie Chick Registration

3. Select Change Event

4. Choose a new event – click on another 2020-2021 RWP Event

5. Select your race category/distance

6. Click CONTINUE

7. Verify Registration Information

8. Click CONTINUE

9. Click COMPLETE

In the meantime, keep lacing them up and hitting the tracks, trails, paths, and roads. We are committed to you and we are dedicated to the sport of endurance running and walking. We will see you all at one our future starting lines.

May 8, 2021 • 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! The Hippie All-Comers 5K will return in 2021 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.

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.

REFUND POLICY:  RWP Events does not offer refunds for any reason. Up to two weeks prior to the event date, registered particpants may transfer to another RWP Event or defer to the following year for $25.

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 7th and May 8th, 2020:

1. Thursday, May 7th:  Portland Running Company in NW Portland  from 10am-8pm

2. Friday, May 8th:  Portland Running Company in Beaverton  from 10am-6pm.

 

You are welcome to pick up another person’s packet. Please make sure that you confirm with them before you do! If you can’t make it to one of these pick-up options, don’t worry! You can pick up the morning of the race at Hillsboro Stadium.

Day Of Event Packet Pick Up:

Saturday, 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.