2. Mimosas and food
I know if you’re a fellow runner, there’s really no need to discuss this further. ‘Nuff said.
3. Finishers Rose
We all look forward to goodies and freebies, but sometimes it’s just nice to get something unique at the finish to mark a race. What better way can you mark a race through the City of Roses than with a rose!
4. The Expo!
This will be my first time going to a race with an expo! I’ve heard from many former participants that this expos is great! Lots of running related booths, merchandise for sale, nice freebies, and plenty of new running items to test out. I’m really excited to see this for myself!
5. Supporting Albertina Kerr
Albertina Kerr is a local non-profit that offers help to children and adults who are developmentally disabled or suffer from mental health issues. Since my daughter has an Autism Spectrum Disorder and my husband suffers from debilitating mental health issues, this cause is close to my heart.
6.Running a race that defines Portland.
A race named after the heart of Portland, through Portland, with finishers roses, supporting a cause that demonstrates the caring and giving nature of Portlanders…how could it get any better!
As I said before, everyone has reasons for signing up for a race, but Race For the Roses is a no-brainer for me. Having the opportunity to race in one of Portland’s signature races for my first time will be something I will never forget.
For more information on this race or to register, go here. The price is currently $76 for the half, $52 for the 10k, and $38 for the 5k.