One of the many things I love about living in Portland is the number of races you can choose from on any given weekend. “Like shooting fish in a barrel” my Dad would have said. Even better? The geographic diversity that often brings races near where I live.
For example, the Stoller Middle School PTO is hosting their second annual Stoller Community 5K Run/Walk and Jr. Jaguar Jog on April 6, 2014. One of the many things I like about this event is that it is one that I can bring my ten year old daughter to run along with me. Family friendly events are wonderful, and also when they benefit a great cause, in this case the Stoller Middle School PTO.
Aside from the fact that I can run with my little lady, here’s a short list of OTHER great things to love about the Stoller 5K Run/Walk:
- Free Childcare for children 2 and up from 8:45 am – 10:00 am (must be potty trained)
- Free Junior Jaguar Jog
- Chocolate Milk at Finish
- Special pricing for Beaverton School District staff
- Special pricing for students 18 and younger
- VooDoo Doughnuts will be there selling doughnuts
- Race event logistics such as: roads closed, chip-timed, t-shirts, goody bags
- A beautiful course – 2/3 is on Tualitin Hills Parks & Recreation District paved trail (click here for course map) Plus, parking is easy as the start and finish is at Stoller Middle School
- Free 1K jog for younger children
- Plenty of course entertainment
- Stroller friendly, too (sorry, no four legged friends)
This year registration is capped at 600 participants, and I can say with confidence that they will more than likely sell out.
Here’s the event schedule, registration info and a link to get yourself registered for this fun event!
7:30 -8:15 AM Registration/race packet pick up/bag check
8:15 AM Warm-up and stretching led by Bethany Physical Therapy
8:30 AM Jr. Jaguar Jog starts
9:00 AM 5K event starts
10:00 AM Awards
$30.00 adult registration (through 4/3 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
$20.00 Staff of Beaverton School District (through 4/3 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
$20.00 Students (All K-12 Schools) (through 4/3 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)
$20.00 Sponsor a Stoller Student (through 4/3 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)