Race Preview: 2015 Run with LOVE 5k on August 22nd in Oregon City

Run with LOVE is a chance to help Clackamas County families in need. Held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oregon City (1600 Henrici Road) on Saturday, August 22nd at 9AM, this event offers a 5k or 1 mile run/walk. Love in the Name of Christ or Love INC is made up of churches working to raise awareness and assistance for ‘at risk’ students in 10 local schools. There are nearly 1200 students in Clackamas County considered ‘at risk’ or homeless.

Lace Up With Love is a county program that collects new shoes for kids in need. Nike launched the shoe donation and donations will be collected through September, with distributions taking place in October. The shoes collected will be given to teens and kids in our community.

The 5k is $25 and the 1 mile run/walk is $12. Both events start at 9AM and the course will remain open until noon. Breakfast will be provided and there will be a school representative discussing the unique needs and struggles of families in the area.  Churches, businesses and individuals are all invited to come take part in the Run with LOVE. Non-runners can help with a shoe donation or organizing a donation drop off. People can help by putting a team together, donating a pair or shoes or both. Make a team,  join a team  or show up solo, either way helping make a difference for kids in need.

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