High Plains Bank Supports the Smackah

high_plains_buildingWhat does a century of community banking look like? High Plains Bank. In 2013 the Longmont branch of this employee owned bank opened its doors.

The bank’s leaders and employees call their communities home, and banking is one way in which they are able to serve.  They offer the most current financial products available and deliver them with the exceptional service you deserve.

The Happy Smackah encourages you to stop by High Plains Bank and meet the staff.

If you need a safe place for your deposits or want a loan to build a house, invest in commercial real estate or give your business a boost they want to help.

Santiago’s Supports the Smackah

sponsors_santiagos_emailThe Happy Smackah organization would like to give special recognition to Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant for their continued loyal support.

Santiago’s has been a sponsor of The Smackah since its inception in 2011, including two years of event level sponsorship.  That’s a whole lot of generosity and community mindedness right there, folks!

santiagos_buildingWe sincerely hope that when you are craving a delicious burrito, smothered in award winning green chili, crispy tacos or any type of authentic Mexican cuisine,  that you will head right over to their establishment at 215 Main St.

Their food is affordable and fresh and their staff is composed of some of the nicest, friendliest people on the planet.  If you would like more information regarding parties, catering or anything else, please visit their website atwww.eatatsantiagos.com.

We love you, Santiago’s and thank you TIMES FIVE for your outstanding, generous support of our Happy Smackah beneficiaries!

Longmont Pediatric Dentistry Supports Smackah

sponsors_lpdentistryWe want to thank Longmont Pediatric Dentistry for their sponsorship for the 5th Annual Happy Smackah.

Their goal is to provide a positive experience for infants, toddlers, children and teenagers. This dental office involves the parents and pays special attention to the unique needs and interests of their patients.

Healthy teeth creates beautiful smiles and Happy Smackahs love to smile!

Thanks so much for the support of Happy Smackah and our community!

Courtesy Kinesio Taping at Happy Smackah

Longmont-Life-ChiropractorLife Chiropractic has announced that they will be providing free, functional kinesio taping for all participants in the race that are interested.

kinesio2Kinesio taping has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, enhance performance, reduce pain and inflammation, prevent injury and promote healing and good circulation, as well as assist in returning the body to a normal state.

Life Chiropractic will apply the kinesio tape to support any dysfunctions in the body prior to the race, and afterwards they will follow up to asses the muscle performance for each participant who would like to do so.

Stick-ahs by StickerGiant

stickergiant_john“Every sticker has a story,”  John Fischer, creator of StickerGiant, a 2015 Happy Smackah Event Sponsor, says of his life’s work and passion.  Fischer created his company in 2000 in rural Boulder county, and this company has grown from the passion and creativity of the family of Sticker Giant employees.  It’s almost the wrong word, to call them employees.  The group that shares John’s vision are quality-minded, efficient, and so very happy!

2015_stickahJohn credits their success to partnering with the customer to give them exactly what they want.  Their business is run from a seemingly small building in downtown Hygiene, Colorado.  When you enter the building, you’re greeted by the front of the house staff, whose likes and quirks are emblazoned along their work space.  Stickers, of course, are everywhere.  If you spend ten minutes reading all the stickers, you get a sense of the humor, politics, and passions of John and the StickerGiant family.

The rest of the space sprawls back into rooms where the stickers are designed, made, and packaged.  It takes 24 hours from customer email to stickers processed and sent.  Stickers are “portable billboards,” and the family of StickerGiant is inspired by the stickers’ story.  Every day, John sees a sticker that he is fascinated with, and he wants to know the story behind it.

StickerGiant helps people tell their stories with a quality product.  Their product is part of an amazing vision, and John Fischer has taken the success of this and given back.  Fischer is deeply involved with the community, including the schools, the arts and local charities. StickerGiant has been a long-time supporter of The Happy Smackah.  We are thrilled and proud to have the StickerGiant family (a true group of Happy Smackahs!)  as an event sponsor of the 2015 Happy Smackah.

Everyone wants a Smackah stick-ah!

If you haven’t signed up yet for the 2015 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run, we know you will now! See you there on May 9th!

2015 Smackah: Top Reasons to Register

The 2015 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk is just weeks away.  Here are the Top Reasons to Register for the Happy Smackah 5K today!


2015_stickahFor the 5th year running, the most popular sticker in St. Vrain returns –   courtesy of our five-year sponsor StickerGiant. Each participant gets their very own Happy Smackah logo sticker!  Now bigger (slightly) and better than ever! Everyone loves stickers – make it to the finish and get yours!

Sweet Happy Smackah Tee Shirts!

2015_teeshirtSkazma, a five-year sponsor of the Happy Smackah 5K, will again ensure each participant has yet another sweet tee shirt – a perfect way to remember the great time you had at the event! Available in cotton and performance tech – don’t miss your chance to look awesome yet again!

1000 Paper Cranes!

2015_cranesLongmont High School’s National Honor Society has undertaken the “Thousand Origami Cranes” project in honor of cheer coach Kelly Haley.

Ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds 1000 origami cranes is granted a wish by a crane, such as eternal good luck, long life, or recovery from illness or injury. NHS will hang the cranes at McIntosh Lake on behalf of the LHS students & staff, to wish Coach Haley eternal good luck as she fights this battle, and as she says, “kill this thing with laughter”. LHS is very proud of her and are behind her every step of the way!

Face Painting!

face_paint_guys_2013For the fourth-consecutive year, Face 2 Face will be attending our 5K event and will be setup at the finish to provide complimentary face painting.

If you can think it, Face 2 Face can paint it!

All Your Friends Will Be There

smackah_participants_2013The Happy Smackah 5K has become a great community event and tradition in the St. Vrain area.

Don’t be left out – all of your friends are sure to be there.  Come join them!

A Smackah Reunion!

hr-0844-952-523--0844952523003Join our former Happy Smackah beneficiaries – Dan Cribby, Kaylee & Aubrey Adams, Andy Barela and Jill Woo Ching at the event.  They are all setting out to do the full 5K loop around Lake McIntosh.  So why don’t you?!

Custom HS Race Bibs!


Register today and you have the best reason ever to use the official Happy Smackah Race Bib maker.  You can instantly get a custom HS  Race Bib to print at home and bring with you to the race!

The Smack-Ah-Meter!

2015_smackahmeterThe Smack Ah Meter can be found at the Happy Smackah site – and it is time to OVERLOAD IT!  Let’s see if we can break the Smack-Ah-Meter. How fast we can get to 600 Smackahs (and beyond!) for the 5K to show our strong support for Kelly? C’mon, Let’s Go!

Supporting Kelly!

IMG_4034The mission and spirit of the Happy Smackah is to build extraordinary communities by enabling people to support and inspire each other.

From our experiences with Dan, Kaylee & Aubree, Andy, and Jill we have learned we have a community of strength, love, caring and hope.

Let’s come together again to help out this year’s Happy Smackah, Kelly Haley and her family as Kelly kicks cancer.

All that is missing is YOU!  And your family, friends, neighbors, cousins, grandparents, bosses, and anyone else you can bring! Register Today!

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