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Small Race Preview: Mommathon 5K, 10K & Fitness Challenge (Free Kids Dash)

Mark your calendars and get ready for a super fun event.  It's not too early to start planning races for 2015!  Join The Hillsboro/Tigard Chapter of Moms RUN This Town for their inaugural Mommathon 5K, 10K, Kids Dash and Fitness challenge.   While Moms RUN This Town is a Free running club for women, this race is open to everyone (male or female).  This event is family friendly with hopes to encourage everyone to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.   There will be lots of prizes (raffles and awards available for participants to compete for) as well as lots of vendors to offer support and information.  I know this will keep me motivated to continue training through these cold months right now. Note that the first 20 to register will receive a $10 gift card to Foot Traffic and the first 50 registered will be entered into a drawing for a free pair of shoes from Skora Running!

Fitness fun before the event is a 15 minute warm up hosted by Analuma Chiropractic and Yoga from 8:35am-8:50am.  The 10K will start at 9am, followed by the 5K at 9:15am and the fitness festival will kick off at 9:45am until 10:30am, allowing participants to participate in that time frame when it is coinvinent for them post race.  Next is the  FREE Kids Dash at 10:30am. Kids dash is one lap around the Liberty High School track (400 meters) and medals for children will be available for purchase to commemorate their fitness achievement.  The 5K and and 10K run/walk is a stroller friendly event and will be chip timed by Uberthons.  This will not be a dog friendly event.

The 10K course will be two loops of the 5K course. The course is relatively flat and mostly road running with a start and finish on Liberty High school’s track. There will be plenty of parking at the high school and a bag check available in addition to close parking.

Post race fitness challenge is hosted by Angel’s Fit Body Boot Camp.  One such challenge may be who can hold a plank for the longest, so start your cross training and core strengthening now!  Points will be awarded to those competing in the fitness challenge to compete for a dazzling trophy.  Top male and female finishers of the 5K and 10K will receive a $50 gift certificate for Dicks Sporting Goods as well as a beautiful trophy.  There will also be prizes for the first finisher to cross while pushing a stroller.

Stick around for the raffle and you could take home some amazing goodies.  Some items available are from Vertigo Brewing, McMenamins, LA Fitness and Massage Envy, Another Mother Runner and more.  There promises to be a lot of prizes and for a smaller race event, that makes your odds of winning pretty good…

When the race and fitness events are completed, kick back to some tunes provided by Sal and The Salamanders and enjoy some tasty treats post race.
WeVillage will be hosting a kids’ zone play area to keep the younger runners entertained.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Girls On The Run of Portland and registration prices are $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K until race day.  Race day registration will be $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K.  All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

Here’s what you need to know:

Website:   Mommathon Fitness Festival

When:  Sat. February 28, 2015

10K start 9am

5K start 9:15am

Fitness Festival 9:45 – 10:30 am

Kids Dash 10:30

Where:  Liberty High School (21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124)

Registration:  $30 for 5k and $35 for 10K until the day of the event and $35 for 5K and $40 for 10K on race day.  Kids dash is free for children 17 and under.  Click Here for more details.

 Packet Pickup:   Hosted by Foot Traffic (333 SW Taylor Ave. Portland, OR 97204) on Thursday, Feb. 26th from 4pm-8pm.

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About Robin York (153 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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