The Falcon 15k Relay will take place on Saturday April 19th. There are several ways this race can be run.
For the relay, teams of three runners each complete a 5k course. Individual runners have their choice of completing the 15k, 10k, or 5k. There is also a free 300 meter race for kids ten and under. Parents are welcome to participate with their kids.
Sound like fun so far? I think so too, but perhaps the best part of this race is the cause it supports. Liberty High School has a program called Liberty Fit. Liberty Fit is a unique fitness program aimed at taking students who are not participating in any spring sports off the sidelines. Students train over a fifteen week period to get ready to participate in the Helvetia Half Marathon. Students are coached and mentored by Liberty Staff, community and family members, all who donate their time to prepare the participants to safely run 13.1 miles.
There is no charge to the students who participate. Liberty Fit is supported by grants, donations, sponsorships and of course the Falcon 15k which is a great (and super fun) way you can contribute.
We all know how much running has helped us in our own lives. By signing up for this event you are helping to change these students’ lives and start them in the direction of becoming lifelong runners.
One of the participants from last year had this to say:
Liberty Fit has become a spectacular experience for me. It has taught me to keep running no matter what. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run, what matters is you finish. My favorite moment was when me, Mrs. Jenkins, Michelle, and Ricky held hands and stepped on the finish line of the half-marathon!
Pretty wise words from a High School student!
When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Where: Liberty High School
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, Oregon
Just north of Hwy 26 at the NW Cornelius Pass Road Exit
Time: 8:45 am Falcon Flyer Kids Race (300 meters)
9:00 am (Relay & all individual races/walk)
Races: 15k Relay Teams of 3 runners, each runner completes a 5k course
15k & 10k Run Individual Runners complete loops of a 5k course
5k Run/ Walk Individual Runners/Walkers complete a 5k course
All races and relay splits will be chip timed by Uberthons Timing
Falcon Flyer Kids Run – Free!
300 meter race for kids 10 yrs of age and younger