Race Preview: 2015 Race For Little Hearts (Dogathon) at Bella Organic Farms

Wading pools will be available at aid stations to cool off the pups. This participant from 2014 jumped right in with no delay.

This is the 3rd annual Race For Little Hearts (Dogathon) 5K hosted by Bella Organic.  It's a great event for the family and for your friendly four legged companions (with current parvo and rabies vaccines).  I went last year and because we don't have a dog, my kids were over the moon to be surrounded by so many happy "puppies".  In fact, that might have been our motivating force to keep the kids propelling forward for 3.1 miles (without a stroller).  "See that puppy up there?  Let's catch up to them and ask if we can pet the doggie?"

 If you’d like to revisit my recap from last year, you can check it out HERE.   This year, the event will benefit the Struble Foundation for Heart Research at OHSU.

We are hosting these events to promote responsible, organic, and green living practices as a way of life, while helping our community get back in touch with nature and promote heart health through positive lifestyle adjustments, and most importantly to raise money to help prevent heart disease before an infant is born.

Typically, this event is hosted to help benefit the Oregon Humane Society, and while that organization is still very important to Bella Organic… heart disease very unexpectedly hit close to home.  This year, they would like to help fund raise for research efforts on heart disease.

The farm opens up at 9am with plenty of time for (free) parking, day of registration or packet pick up and the 5K run starting at 10am and walkers starting at 11am.  Bring a couple extra dollars and enjoy the corn maze, berry picking, hay rides, cow train, wine and cider tasting and so much more.  Live music will be playing after the event with a schedule of music lasting until 4:30pm.

Race Details:

When:  Aug 30th
10:00am – 2:00pm

Where:  Bella Organic Pumpkin Patch and Winery  (16205 NW Gillihan Rd. , Portland , OR 97231)

Registration:  Registration options include several choices.  If you’d just like to show up just for the strawberry topped pancakes, only want a t-shirt, just want to participate in the race or any combination, visit prices HERE.

Race Website: Bella Organic Race for Little Hearts (Dogathon)


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