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Happy Half

Sunday August 16th, 2020

Ellicottville, NY

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Happy Half Half Marathon & 5k

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Happy Half Marathon & 5k will go forward as live in-person event this year. Over the last few months we have worked with local authorities to put together a plan that will all for a safe and fun event for runners, the community, and race staff. There will have to be a few changes in order keep everyone safe. Instead of a mass start for both the Half Marathon and 5k, we will have starting waves to limit the size of groups and allow for additional space at the start/finish line, on course, and in the Village and Towns of Ellicottville and Great Valley.

During registration you will be required to enter your estimated finish time. Start waves will be assigned based on estimated finish times to minimize overlapping runners and passing. Please be as accurate as possible with your estimated finish time as it is vital that we keep people separated in order to hold the event. We will be verifying finish times with other events in the region.

Additionally, there will be a limit on total entries compared to years past, roughly half of prior year’s entries.

As part of our safety plan, all participants will have to agree to the requirements listed at the following link during registration. By instituting and enforcing these requirements we are confident of holding a safe event as these were used with the EVL Half with great success.

Race Distances

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1/2 Marathon Click to Find Out Register »
5k Run Click to Find Out Register »
Beer Mile (individuals) Click to Find Out Register »
Beer Mile Relay (2 person Beer-lay) Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

Holiday Valley Resort (Main Lodge), Ellicottville, NY

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