We’ll see you in Springfield!
You know that Happy Half as a point-to-point race that runs along the Little Miami Scenic Trail from Springfield High School to Yellow Springs. The course has been great for us and we had so many successful events over the years. While we enjoy hosting the race on the trail, we have long dreamed of something bigger. Since the return of the Happy Half in 2017, we have discussed the possibility of hosting the race exclusively in Springfield.
Our ties to the city are strong. All three of our Race Directors (Adam and Alex Maloney and myself) were born and raised in Springfield and our family’s history spans generations. We have always believed in what Springfield has to offer and fascinated over the rich history. Recently, the resurgence of businesses in town, specifically the downtown area, captured our attention and we knew it was something that we wanted to be a part of. This year felt like the perfect time to go forward with the transition and on August 14, 2021 - the Happy Half Marathon will take place on a new 13.1 mile course through Springfield!