Race Preview: Wings For Life 5k/10k/Half Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

With so many race entry fees ballooning out of our budgets, it’s nice to find a race that’s not only inexpensive, but supporting a very worthy cause. All proceeds from the Wings for Life Run will be going directly to the Leukemia and Lymphodema Society, which according to the LLS website, “is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.”

This year’s Wings for Life Run will be held at the Henry Estate Vineyards on March 15th in Umpqua, Or. The winery is 5 generations deep in family wine-making tradition, and are one of the best known Oregon wineries for Pinot Nior, Pinot Gris, and White Reisling. After racing in either the 5k, 10k, or Half marathon distances, why not stop in and treat yourself to a stop in their tasting room, which will be open until 5pm for your enjoyment.

Photo courtesy of Henry Estate Vineyard website

Medals and Prizes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each group. Trophies will be presented to the top male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K and Half marathon. The event is wheelchair accessible, plenty of parking has been arranged, and ID will be needed to pick up your race packets. If something comes up and you’re not able to attend the event, there’s a $10 transfer fee to be aware of, however, there’s no refunds.

Half Marathon runners will be starting at 1pm, and 5k/10k runners will start at 2pm. A late start time will be perfect if you’re traveling from outside the area, and will give you an opportunity to not only enjoy the scenery as you travel, but give you a chance to reflect on all the lives you’re helping by supporting such a worthy cause!

Location: Henry Estate Winery 687 Hubbard Creek Road Umpqua, Ore. 97486

Registration: Online here

Cost: 1 Mile: – $10 – Ages less than 10 years. $15- For ages 10 years and older; 5 K: – $20 per person, $30 for couples; 10K: – $25 per person, $40 for couples; Half Marathon :- $40 per person

Contact: Anna Tiwari at

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