Run like a Mother (RLAM) National Organization has eight races across the US and we are one of them! Since they started in 2008, they have celebrated over 20,000 women who have made running a part of their life. This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better thing to do than add my name as one of those women celebrating their 5K in our very own Portland area!
This race has one of the best tagline mottos too “ Run Like a Mother Isn’t Just a Race, It’s Our Way of Life”. This race series applauds women on Mother’s Day and offers support, motivation, inspiration, advice, training tips, education, nutrition, recipes, and industry news throughtout the year with a variety of touch points online and within each market, and they offer a six-week training program for a small fee (limited space, so don’t wait to sign up) or a free one online.
Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, grandmother, friend, neighbor or co-worker, this race empowers you to celebrate Mother’s Day in a fun and motivational way for the entire family. Each event kicks off with a timed 1-mile Kid’s race and continues with a women-only 5K on courses that wind through picturesque neighborhoods, scenic parks and city streets of Hillsboro, OR.
Race: Run Like A Mother Portland
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014 (Mother’s Day) 8:30a
Where: Liberty High School, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Course: This is a 3.12 mi Run in Hillsboro, OR. The Run has a total ascent of 3.57 ft and has a maximum elevation of 229.17 ft so it is a pretty flat course on paved roads. There will be two water / electrolyte stops on the course at the 1.65 mile point and at 2.45 miles. See the course here.
Registration: Running/Walking is $40 until March 31, 2014, 5K Race and Training Program Combo Package $65, Kids Mile $15 (Moms can run with their Kids), and 5K training Program only is $25
Registration link: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=6493402
Registration includes: Race, Race Day T-shirt, Bib & chip time, and a finisher ribbon and a free training Plan Find out more about that here.
Divisions: 5K Divisions: Women 12-14, 15-18 and 5 year age groups through 70+ & Kids Divisions: Boys and girls 6 and under, 7-9, 10-11
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This will be my first Mother’s Day race as a mother and I will have a six year old at that time. About time I say and I am excited to participate in their raining program and run the race!