The first official Happy Half Marathon was held in 2012, and the race brings together 200+ runners to support a cause and gives participants a chance to achieve their fitness goals. Wallace & Turner will again support the event as a Water Table Sponsor.
The idea for the race comes from family members running the 13.1 mile course from Springfield to Yellow Springs to train for a full-marathon in which they would be raising money to help cover the cost of cancer treatment for Mike Maloney, father of Co-Director Alex Maloney.
In 2018, the marathon saw record numbers with 256 runners, more than 170 volunteers, and 13 community sponsors. Most importantly, the Happy Half Marathon and the community sponsors donated $11,000 to the Springfield Regional Cancer Center.