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Small Race Preview: 2016 Miles for Midwives (St. Paul, Or)

logoThe Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives is hosting their Third Annual Miles for Midwives 5K on Saturday, September 23rd at Champoeg State Park. This fun and very important event is for men, women, families, friends and anyone who is passionate about quality healthcare for Oregon women. According to the CDC, 15% of postpartum women in the U.S. will suffer from varying degrees of postpartum depression and anxiety disorders.  This number is estimated to actually be higher (around 17%-20%) if the number includes clinically recognized pregnancies and not just live births. While these statistics are concerning, the fact of the fact of the matter is, postpartum depression is becoming less of a taboo subject when it comes to discussing the intricacies of female health and reproduction.

Miles for Midwives will donate 10% of registration proceeds  to the Baby Blues Connection who supports women’s mental health care during pregnancy and postpartum. Additionally, there will be a diaper drive benefiting Nurse Family Partnership  an organization that partners first-time moms with a caring home-visit nurse throughout their pregnancy and until their babies reach 2 years of age. If you like to choose your race based on the cause it supports, this one is no doubt worthy of your entry.

What: The Third Annual Miles for Midwives

When: Saturday, September 23rd @9:30 am

Where: Champoeg State Park

8239 Champoeg Rd. Northeast. St. Paul, Or 97137

Registration: You can sign up here.

Course Info: Participants will run or walk a 5K as individuals and teams. The course is an out-and-back on a well paved, mostly flat multi-use path. Strollers are welcome.

Cost: Adults=$20

Youths= (13-18 years) $10

Kids 12 and under Free

Race Day Info: Parking is included in your registration fee, so please make sure to get your pass when you pick up your race packet beginning at 9:30 am. Race begins at 10:30 am.

If you are unable to race, but would like to donate, please click here. For more information on postpartum depression visit: Oregonmidwives.org and the CDC website.

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About Abby Meek (84 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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