Join us for the Happy Girls Run in Bend, Oregon, the first of a three-race series aimed at empowering women and girls! Happy Girls Run in Bend winds around beautiful Bend, right along the Deschutes River. With the half marathon and 10K enjoying the canyon trail – one of the most scenic areas of Bend. There are a combination of surfaces including paved roads, gentle and wide trails as well as groomed paths. Women from a wide range of backgrounds, physical strengths and running experience, come together for a race that is nothing short of life-changing for many runners. From the moment the race begins, the air is electric with excitement and camaraderie! There is nothing more motivating than meeting runners who, despite having their own hurdles to overcome, cross the finish line together with huge smiles. Be inspired, inspire others and have fun! Happy Girls make up an inclusive community of women that supports healthy choices, positive self-image and—most importantly—each other. This scenic course will take you over challenging dirt trails, groomed paths and paved roads through beautiful Bend, Oregon. The race also features a number of events at the expo and on race day designed to inspire and empower, including what organizers are calling “Women’s Inspiration” stations on which participants can write why they’re taking on the challenge of running a half marathon — or as encouragement to friends, spouses or family members who are running.