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...

May 22, 2018

We are very pleased to have the Yellow Springs Brewery as a sponsor for the 2018 Happy Half Marathon!

With the Happy Half ending at the Yellow Springs Brewery (located at 305 Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio) this partnership makes a lot of sense for all parties invo...

May 5, 2018

Often in life, we find that the most difficult challenge that we face is getting started. This can be especially true when it comes to challenging tasks. For example, running.

Every year at the Happy Half Marathon, we meet a number of people experiencing the anxiou...

March 27, 2018

Though the sixth edition of the Happy Half Marathon is still 140+ days away, for many of us, the training never stops. Even through we are (kind of) seeing a bit of a warm up, it looks as though we could see snow again within the next few days. Despite this seemingly e...

March 3, 2018

The 2018 Happy Half Marathon will take place on August 18! We are so excited to be back for the sixth edition of the race and looking forward to everything that this year will hold. Our team has lots of exciting things planned leading up to the race and we think you wi...

August 30, 2017

Congratulations to everyone that finished the Happy Half Marathon! We truly hope that everyone enjoyed the race. We know that so much time, effort, and pain goes into your training and each and every one of you should be proud of what you accomplished on August 12. 


June 3, 2017

One of our favorite things about organizing the Happy Half Marathon is how much we get to interact with local businesses. We are excited to have Nicole Clem, former Happy Half participant, join us as a sponsor. Nicole makes beautiful art out of silver and will be provi...

March 15, 2017

For the fifth time, the Happy Half Marathon will feature handmade medals thanks to Doug Frates Glass. Last Thursday, I had the privilege of visiting Doug Frates and team to get an inside look at the 2017 edition of these beautiful medals. 

As Doug explained to...

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