Saturday, May 9, 2020 • Hillsboro, OR • Course Map
An all-women’s half marathon race that is held each spring on Mother’s Day weekend and whose proceeds support Portland’s local Raphael House women’s shelter, the Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Fun Run takes hundreds of runners at a race that awards prizes for the best-costumed “Hippie Chick” runners.
Runners start the out-and-back course for the race at Hillsboro’s Gordon Faber Recreational Complex, which lies just off Evergreen Parkway and 229th Avenue, next to the Hondo Dog Park.
From there, the race heads west along Bennett Street, Hoffman Street and Meek Road, and then turns left to head south and makes a big loop around Sewell Road, Evergreen Road and Jackson School Road, before turning left to head west again on Scotch Church Road. There’s a brief out-and-back on Scotch Church, and then runners begin heading back along Meek Road toward the start again.
Just over 850 runners crossed the finish line in the half marathon alone last year, out of a total of more than 1,700 finishers in both races combined.
Along the way — the course is filled with “flat, tree-lined streets with amazing scenic views,” organizers say — runners will pass by a number of local parks including the Hondo Dog Park just outside the recreational complex near the start/finish line, and along plenty of rolling country roads just outside Hillsboro in the middle miles of the race.
After the race, there’s a free mimosa for every finisher and a pancake breakfast waiting for you at the finish line festival.
Founded by Paula Harkin of Runwithpaula Events, this race was part of Oregon’s Hood to Coast Race Series before returning to the Runwithpaula umbrella.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the northwestern corner of the state, roughly 20 miles west of downtown Portland, Hillsboro typically sees cool to moderately warm weather in May, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 25 degrees (in 1969) and as high as 100 degrees (in 1983).
On race day (May 9), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 67ºF.
- 2019 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Hippie Chick Half Marathon Results
- $79 and up for the half marathon or quarter marathon
- $45 and up for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Hillsboro’s Hippie Chick Half Marathon or Quarter Marathon, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
Ever run in the Hippie Chick Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.