Race Preview: Walk Roll ‘n’ Run for UCP (Portland)

The 12th annual Walk Roll and Run for UCP takes place in Portland on September 17th, 2016 at 9am. The event features a 2.5 mile walk and roll along the Eastbank Esplanade, a 5k run, and an 8k run on the Springwater Corridor. Proceeds benefit the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Oregon and SW Washington. In addition to raising money through runner registrations, there is also the option to donate to a participant, or to donate to the organization directly.

Our mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Providing Community Services, Adult Advocacy, and Family Support, we envision A Community for Everyone.

Cerebral Palsy is caused by brain damage that typically occurs before, during, or shortly following birth. Cerebral palsy affects one’s motor functions, including muscle coordination and speech. Vision impairment, seizures, and cognitive delay may also occur.

The race starts and ends at the River East Center just off Water Ave near OMSI. Day of race registration for the 5k and 8k runs starts at 8am, and the races start at 9am. Day of race registration for the 2.5 mile walk and roll starts after the runners have left, and the walk begins at 10:30am.

The post race picnic will begin at 11:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the 5k and 8k.

Walk Roll ‘n’ Run

Walk Roll n Run details: 
When: Saturday, September 17; 9am
Where: Eastbank Esplanade, Portland (map)
What: 5k, 8k run; 2.5 mile walk and roll
Registration: online here
Registration cost: Adults – $25; Teens – $25; Children 12 and under – Free. Tshirts available for $10
Registration includes: race entry, post race food, awards and prizes.
Packet Pickup: Friday, Sept 16, 12-6pm at Foot Traffic Downtown: 333 SW Taylor St., Portland, OR 97204

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