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August 13, 2019

The Happy Half Marathon was founded in part to join in the fight against cancer. Initial donations were made to the American Cancer Society. Since then, we have formed a strong partnership with the Springfield Regional Cancer Center and we have continued to build our b...

July 5, 2019

We are always trying to make the Happy Half Marathon more enjoyable for everyone. We want to make our event experience unforgettable for our runners, volunteers, and spectators because without their support, none of this would be possible. Part of doing that means bein...

June 28, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci once said "water is the driving force of all nature." 

Water is vital for all life. For runners it is especially important. It keeps us going and helps us recover. Hydration is a key element for all of us. Ulliman Schutte Construction is one of the cou...

January 31, 2019

The Happy Half Marathon has always aimed to be more than a half marathon. Over the years, we have been fortunate to build a great community of runners and contribute to an extremely worthy cause in the Springfield Regional Cancer Center. 

Recently, we have been thinking...

October 4, 2018

This month, Alex Maloney and I challenged each other to run 100 miles. We get so much enjoyment out of organizing the Happy Half that we thought we ought to do some more running ourselves. We got a few other friends on board initially and thought we would share the ide...

August 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Happy Half Marathon! 

Running 13.1 is no easy task and completing the race is something anyone should be proud of.

Stay tuned for much more exciting content and announcements to come in the near future. We can't wait to...

August 7, 2018

The Happy Half Marathon is just a few short weeks away! We want to help you make sure you are race ready. Here are five quick tips to help you get ready to run 13.1!

August 6, 2018

It is no secret that Yellow Springs is a special community. It is a small, close-knit town with numerous local shops and restaurants. This town of just under 4,000 people is commonly seen as one of the coolest places in Ohio. One of the most popular spots in town is th...

June 19, 2018

 

Malcom Gladwell's 10,000 hour rule states that it takes 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" to become an expert in some field or subject. By these numbers, Mike Willets likely surpassed the threshold for what us mortals would call "expert," a long time ago.

I recentl...

May 22, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce our second sponsor for the Happy Half Marathon. Ohio Valley Surgical Center is joining the Happy Half team for the 2018 race! Mike Willets and his team (Ohio Valley Sports Medicine) have been gracious supporters of the Happy H...

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