What is the Happy Half Marathon?
In 2011 a group of family members ran from Springfield to Yellow Springs in training for the Columbus Marathon. Their goal was to raise money for the cancer treatment of a family member - Mike Maloney. After Mike Maloney passed, The Happy Half | Trainer's Half Marathon was born. One of our original goals was to benefit cancer research and make a difference to those fighting cancer in our area. That mission remains true and our proceeds benefit the Springfield Regional Cancer Center.
Learn more about us HERE!
When is the race?
Please stay tuned for more information regarding the 2021 Happy Half Marathon
Where is the race?
Leaving from Springfield High School, the race runs along the beautiful and shaded Little Miami Scenic Trail. Our finish line is just outside of the Yellow Springs Brewery. You can also find our course map at the bottom of this page!
Springfield High School
701 East Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503
Yellow Springs Brewery
305 Walnut Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Are strollers allowed on the path?
The Little Miami Scenic Trail is an open-to-the-public course. If you prefer to run with a stroller, we are happy to welcome that! However, we do ask that you are considerate of our other runners, as the course is narrow. Please try to stay near the sides or back of the course as much as possible.
How long is the course open?
As the course is public, it does not close. However, the race will be timed for 3 and a half hours.
Is transportation provided from the finish back to the start?
Of course! Being a point-to-point race, we feel it is essential for us to provide safe and efficient transportation for our runners following the race. The provided buses will pick up runners at the Yellow Springs Brewery and take them back to Springfield High School.
Shuttles we begin at 10:00am and end promptly at 12:00pm.
What is included in my registration?
Our finisher's medals are one of the things that keep runners coming back year after year. The medals are handcrafted and unique. Designed and handcrafted by local glass artist, Doug Frates, there is no other race that has a finisher's medal like ours. Additionally, runners receive a race shirt and many other goodies in their race bag.
Is there water available on the course?
Absolutely! We have a number of water stations located along the course and maned by our 200+ gracious volunteers. Each station will provide water and Gatorade to runners. Additionally, there is one stop (Beatty Station) where Gu will be offered.
Be sure to take note of your favorite water table this year and, after the race, vote in the first annual Happy Half Marathon Water Table Competition!
Happy Half Marathon Course Map