Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathon 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 8am Start
Groovy Important Quick Links:
- Packet pick up information
- Race Confirmation List and Race# Locator
- Course Map
- Event Distance Transfer Form - Bring to packet pick up with cash or check
- Printable Entry Form - for registration at packet pick up or at the race
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Friends...
The Hippie Chick Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon is an all women's event that is designed to celebrate women. This event is held on Mother's Day weekend just for that reason, and we want to help make it all about you! We have noticed the undeniable bond of mothers and daughters and sisters and friends and we want to highlight the special relationships we have with one another through health and fitness. We see women of all ages, women that have been inspired by other women, women that never thought they could accomplish the goal of a quarter or half marathon, and veteran women still carrying the passion of running and walking. We get so excited to see all of you on race day and we love the energy you bring. Friends, moms, sisters, daughters - we get to see it all. Sometimes we get to see two and three generations of women. How cool is that? We women make the world go 'round with love and compassion and selflessness. This passion is the reason we chose the Raphael House of Portland as one of our charities. The Raphael House is a women's shelter that helps women and children in need.
"At Raphael House, we believe everyone deserves to live a life free of violence. Our mission is to engage our entire community in non-violence living through advocacy, education, community outreach and providing safe haven from domestic violence. Visit us to find out more at: www.raphaelhouse.com"
Consider making a donation at packet pick up, at the race, or online. We women can do anything we set our minds to, so look around at all of the wonderful women in this event come race day and know that each women has some awesome story about motherhood, sisterhood, or friendship. Let's celebrate the women in this race and embrace the many reasons why they chose to take on this challenge. Thank you for role modeling to our young and to our friends and family and be sure and give a high-five to the women on the Hippie Chick race course. See you Mother's Day Weekend! Paula Harkin-Race Director.
"The Hippie Chick is the first race I’d ever run in my entire life back in 2004. It totally changed my fitness attitude and I’m glad I get to work with your group." - Karol Collymore, Director of Development, Raphael House of Portland
The Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathon is being held at (Stadium under construction) the Gordon Faber Recreational Complex in Hillsboro, Oregon on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and will begin at 8:00am. The Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathon will run through beautiful Washington County, Oregon on flat, tree-lined streets with amazing scenic views.
Day of Race Schedule:
6:00-7:30: Arrive to stadium, park at Intel or Stadium, please follow police instruction.
7:30a – Kids Race Start. Meet on Field.
8:00a – Half and Quarter Marathon Start. Please line up on SW 229th at balloon arch. Line up by pace. Faster women in the front slower runners and walkers in the back. No strollers allowed. Please only one earbud if you are listening to music.
9a-12:00p – Pancake breakfast, beer and mismosa garden and awesome music with DJ Rex!! Remember beer and mimosa garden is cash only and you must have your ID. We will have secure bag check at race.
Gear Check opens at 6:30am. Thank you for picking up your items as soon as you are finished.
11:00am – Awards Ceremony
Hippie Chick Race Apparel - Another sweatshirt option just for you hippie chicks that love rainbows!!
Click here to visit our online store. Apparel will be available at packet pick up and at the race or you can order online now and have it shipped or on hold for you.
Hillsboro Courtyard Marriot LOVES Hippie Chicks!!
The Courtyard Marriot offers a complimentary shuttle service to the start of the Hippie Chick Half & Quarter Marathon. Please schedule shuttel upon arrival. You may walk or drive as well. Continental Breakfast is provided.
When calling the hotel, guests will simply have to identify themselves with the Hippie Chick Half Marathon, as well as provide your group code which is: HIP In order to guarantee rates and room availability, please reserve your room by April 11th 2013. Hippie Chicks can always call the hotel directly @ 503-690-1800.
What to expect at Hippie Chick
At packet pick up you will receive your Brooks Technical Running tee shirt, race number and timing chip and a cute reusable Hippie Chick Tote. Your timing chip is adhered to your race number. You must wear your race number in order to be scored and timed. Please reuse your Hippie Chick Tote bag as your clothes check bag at the race by writing your race number on the outside/bottom of the bag in black marker. We will stow this bag for you while you are on the course. If you would like to buy additional breakfasts vouchers for family members you can do so at the race. After you participate in the Hippie Chick Half or Quarter Marathon you will receive a cool finisher necklace. All finishers in both events will receive a finisher necklace. You will also receive a complimentary breakfast. Please stay and celebrate your accomplishment with the other amazing women that participated. Stay and listen to music and enjoy the awards ceremony – the top 3 women in each age category will receive a ribbon and the top women in each age category will receive a Hippie Chick Mug and the overall winners will receive an AMAZING hanging flower basket from Al's Garden Center!!
A few things not allowed: we cannot allow strollers or doggies. Doggies are not allowed on the premises at the Hillsboro Stadium. Our children must be attended to at all times. We cannot allow another person to run under your registered number and we cannot forget that we are an amazing group of women gathered together to do amazing things!
A special thanks to our sponsors and partners! Safeway, Portland Running Company, Brooks, Luna Bar, Peet's Coffee, Al's Garden Center, The Helvetia Tavern, Evan Pilchik Photography, Team in Traning, AND the best group of friends EVER… the Runwithpaula Crew! A huge shout out to all of those that are volunteering including but not limited to Liberty High School, Hillsboro High School, Forest Grove High School, Gaston High School. Couldn't do it without you!
Finisher Medals and Awards: Every Finisher in the half and quarter marathon will receive a Finisher necklace!
Awards will be given to the overall winners in the Half Marathon and the Quarter Marathon. Ribbons and mugs will be awarded to the top 3 in each age category for both events. We will have these mugs for sale at packet pick up too! Top winners will receive a gorgeous hanging flower basket from Al's Garden Center. Thank you to Al's for also providing flowers for our mugs that go to age group award winners.
Can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds or transfers and you cannot transfer or give your race number to another person under any circumstances. Our permit and insurance does not allow this and if someone other than you runs under your number we can lose our permits. This also compromises the integrity of our race when someone other than you partcipates in your age group that is not you. You can sell your race number to another person through active.com only through 5/6 other than that you will not be allowed to transfer your number to another person. That other person will have to register on their own at packet pick up or the race.
I want to transfer from the half to the quarter marathon, how can I do that?
Can I walk part of the race?
Hippie Chick is walker friendly. You can run or walk or both. The course is open for 4 hours only.
If you are interested in Team in Training please click here, they do amazing things!!
Evan Pilchik will be taking pictures at Hippie Chick this year. Please visit his groovy site to view race day photos!
A huge thanks to our sponsors: Brooks, Portland Running Company, Peet's Coffee,The Old Spaghetti Factory, Therapeutic Associates, Luna Bar,