What is truly great about this race is that 100% of the proceeds go to the ABC House so they can continue serving families in the Linn and Benton County areas. As an adult that experienced abuse as a child, I cannot tell you how important these organizations and services are to the children they reach. During a time that is highly volatile, places like ABC House provide these young community members with a reminder that there are people out in the community that care about them and that ultimately the village will do what it can to make sure they are in a safe space.
I know we are only a few days out from the race, but I strongly urge you to consider registering and taking part in all the fun. Check out Maryalicia’s preview as well as Jessica’s for more about the fun! If you are unable to make it out to Lebanon, you might consider the virtual runner registration option, which is only $45. If neither of those sounds good to you – it is worth just donating to this wonderful organization and supporting their good work!
I will be there running the half and celebrating my birthday, so be sure to say hi!!
Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon
When: Saturday, October 18 – 9 a.m.
Where: Cheadle Park, 37954 Weirich Dr, Lebanon, OR, United States
Register: $70, $45/virtual half