In its 8th year, Race Against Child Abuse is asking for participants to consider collecting donations or finding sponsors to help fundraise. If that’s not your thing, simply registering and showing up race day is enough. The Half Marathon (8AM) is $55, the 10K (9AM) costs $45, the 5K (9:15AM) is $35 and the 1-Mile Family Walk (9:30AM) is $25. There is a minor processing fee attached to each registration and make sure to sign up before April 29th to guarantee a spot. Medals will be awarded to all Half Marathon finishers and all children 13 and under will receive a participant ribbon.
The race starts and finishes across from City Hall (275 Strand Street) in St. Helens and will be chip timed by Uberthons. The Half Marathon course is on asphalt or hard-packed gravel and will include four aid stations stocked with gummy bears, fruit and water. It’s an out an back through back roads of St. Helens with almost 2,200 feet of elevation gain, including a climb up Smith Road. This course promises a challenge and will remain open for 3.5 hours.
The 10K is an out and back along downtown St. Helens and into Columbia City and promises some hills as well. The 5K course is mostly flat with a few gentle rollers. Also an out an back, it takes you through the t-ball park and past the middle school. The 1-Mile Family Walk course is geared for the whole family, so bring along the strollers and wagons and walk around historic Old Town. The Race Against Child Abuse isn’t just another run, but an opportunity to actually make a difference. Donations are happily accepted. Be a part of the solution and help remind these kids there’s hope.
Saturday, April 30th
275 Strand Street, St. Helens
Half Marathon 9AM
1-Mile Family Walk 9:30AM