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July 9, 2020

It is our unfortunate truth right now that races across the world have been cancelled or postponed. Our decision to host a virtual Happy Half Marathon this year was definitely not an easy one. However, we know that it was necessary. We also know that there is a lot to...

March 28, 2020

I’m not an athlete but I try to stay healthy. Sometimes I’m not so successful at that but I try to keep moving.

I started running in high school. I was one of two female members on our high school cross country team. It was an uphill battle but I worked hard to stay in...

March 6, 2020

Growing up playing soccer, the idea of running for “fun,” seemed crazy. Running was something that I had to do. It was for fitness so that I could be a better soccer player - that was it. 

When I was an undergraduate student at Ohio University, a few of my cousins (incl...

January 8, 2020

For many, the new year is a time of change and a time to refocus after a long holiday season. Setting goals for the new year can be a great way to get ahead in your training for the 2020 race season. Whether you are getting back into a training plan, or you’ve never st...

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...

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