Why Race the Happy Girls Run Sisters???

The Happy Girl courses are recognized by both first-time racers and seasoned runners alike as being inspiring and fun.  The scenic half marathon along Peterson Ridge is a quasi challenging trail but worth it with the views of beautiful Sisters, OR. The 5k, is a great run right through downtown Sisters, OR. Both distances will enjoy amazing swag bags, social hour at the packet pick-up Happy Girls Expo and a lively after-run party.

Course Maps

Happy Girls Run Sisters half marathon runners discover the single-track dirt trails and rolling hills of the Peterson Ridge Trail System. 5K runners will road race through scenic downtown Sisters, OR. All will meet at the beautiful FivePine Lodge to celebrate their accomplishments.

Half Marathon Map

Click Here for the Interactive Map



All runners will be expected to complete the half marathon course in 4 hours, all aid stations and timing mats will be pulled at 1pm.

The half marathon course will be clearly marked during the race with pink ribbon and directional arrows. For racers who would like to run the course beforehand, follow this turn-by turn description:

The half marathon course starts at the top of Peterson Ridge on Forest Road 600.  The course follows Road 600 for about 3/4 mile before it meets the trails.  Runners will take a right onto the Peterson Ridge East trail system. Runners will then wind on PRE trail until junction 24, turn left onto Twist & Shout Connector following that trail until junction 30. At junction 30, turn left onto Peterson Ridge Middle trail, following that trail to junction 33 and turn right onto Peterson Ridge West trail. The half marathon will follow Peterson Ridge West (PRW) trail past the overlook continuing to junction 19, there participants will turn right on the Double Ditch Connector. At junction 20, turn left and join the Peterson Ridge East trail (PRE). At junction 18, Running Elk Connector, turn right and continue towards junction 16. At junction 16, turn left and join the Summer Range Connector towards junction 15 and continue towards junction 13. At junction 13 continue across the access road staying on Boneyard Connector to junction 14. At junction 14, turn left following PRE trail to junction 12, turn right continuing on PRE trail to junction 10. At junction 10 turn left onto Old Stump Connector to junction 9, participants will be back on PRW trail and stay on this trail all the way to junction 3. At junction 3 take Dog Walk Connector to junction 2, follow the trail to junction 4 and then head onto Five Pine Connector.  Turn left on Locust Street and take your first right on to Coyote Springs Road. Follow this road to the finish at FivePine Lodge and Conference Center.

There will be three aid stations, approximately mile 3.6, mile 6.7 and mile 10.4 on the half marathon course. Aid stations will be stocked with water, GU Brew and GU gels.

Half Marathon Elevation information:  Gain 435′, loss 1067′

Five Kilometers Course Road Run-Click here for an interactive map

The 5K course will start and end at FivePine Lodge and Conference Center, and run through downtown Sisters.2017-hg-sisters-5k









Elevation profile for the 5k: The course gains 52ft over the entire course.

Happy Dirty Girl 5k

There will be one aid station at approximately the midpoint of the 5K run (1.5 miles) stocked with water, GU Brew and GU gels.

Aid Stations

All aid stations are staffed by volunteers.Be sure to say thank you for their support as you grab a drink.

  • Aid Drink:  GU Brew & Water
  • Aid Gels:   GU Gels 

Other Reason’s Why to Join In On The Fun!!

  • Packet pick-up and post-race festivities featuring local beer and Bendistillery Cocktails, snacks, and fabulous gift bags make the Happy Girls Runs a favorite among women runners and a tradition among friends.
  • Half Marathon finishers receive a beautiful custom belt buckle following the theme of rustic Sisters, Oregon.
  • Check out our Happy Girls merchandise that is available for purchase regardless of the race you choose to complete.  We’ve put together a collection of items based on feedback we’ve received from our Happy Girls Race Alumni.
  • It’s a great race that allows you to show off your hard work and celebrate in a town renowned for it’s supportive running culture and good times.  Spoil Yourself!

Grab your girls and join this tradition in the making!