Small Race Preview: 2015 iRun For Kids 10 mile or 5K Run Walk Presented by Albany Public Schools Foundation

The mission of the Albany Public Schools Foundation is "to generate and distribute resources that enrich and enhance education opportunities for all students, encourage teachers to implement innovative educational programs, and award scholarships to Albany Public School District students." To that end, the Foundation hosts special events throughout the year like iSwim for Kids (Feb. 28, 2015), iRun for Kids (Mar. 14, 2015), and the iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala. Considering that the Foundation is only 31 years old and boasts a scant 18, dedicated members, it seems a bit of a feat that the young, small group can rally the community together with events like these to help meet the educational needs of youth in the Albany Public School District.

Photo by Albany Democrat Herald; image hosted by Albany Public Schools Foundation.

If you’re ultrabusy like me, you probably don’t have time to work, spend time with your family, dabble in whatever stray hobbies you have left in your life, train for your upcoming events, race/recover, AND be the Ultimate Citizen. On your best day, you can pick three of those things tops. Showing up for iRun for Kids makes multitasking easy though, because when you attend an Albany Public Schools Foundation event, you get to indulge in a sport you already love while feeling good for giving back to the community and kids. Here are the details to get you going:

WHERE: Start and Finish at North Albany Village, 617 NW Hickory Street, Albany, Oregon 97321

WHEN: Sat., Mar. 14, 2015. The 10 Mile run starts at 8:00 am and the 5K run/walk starts at 8:15 am.

$$$: 5K = $25 w/o shirt, $35 w/shirt; 10 Mile = $35 w/o shirt, $45 w/shirt; Family Rate for 5K = $80 + $10/shirt; Student Rate for 5K = $5 w/o shirt, $10 w/shirt

PARKING: Bountiful parking at the North Albany Village shopping center (they have a Starbucks!).

THE SWAG: Entry and extra payment must be received by Feb. 27th, 2015 to be assured a shirt.

EARLY PACKET PICK UP: Fri., Mar. 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP: Sat., Mar. 14, starting at 7:00 AM near Rays Food Place in North Albany

See you there, readers!

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