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?

August 14, 2021 - click here to sign up!

Where is the race?

The 2021 Happy Half Marathon will be held in Springfield, Ohio!

What does the course look like?

Are strollers allowed on the 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 4 hours. 

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 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!