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Race Preview: 2017 Race Against Child Abuse (St. Helens)

The 9th annual Race Against Child Abuse will be held in St. Helens on April 22nd. Bringing hope, health, safety, and support to child victims of abuse in the community is definitely a cause worth supporting. All proceeds from this race directly benefit the Amani Center.

The Amani Center is a non-profit organization created to assist Columbia County in responding to child abuse through the child forensic interviewing and medical assessment, treatment of children (birth – 18 years) alleged to have been sexually abused, physically abused, emotionally abused, neglected and/or witnessed a violent crime including domestic violence.

This event includes a half marathon, a 10K, a 5K, and a 1 mile walk. All of the distances (except for the 1 mile walk) are out and back courses. The half marathon is a challenging course with about 2,200 feet of total elevation gain. You will run on scenic back roads. The 10K  goes through downtown St. Helens and into Columbia City and back. There is a short, steep hill you will run twice on this course. The 5K is fairly flat with some gentle rollers that will take you through downtown St. Helens. All routes include aid stations. The 1 mile Family Walk Course was designed with the whole family in mind and will take walkers around Old Town.

This event will be chip timed by Uberthons. Half marathon participants will receive medals. Award ribbons will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age division in the half marathon, 10K, and 5K. All participants under age 13 will receive a participation ribbon.

Gather your family and friends and enjoy a Saturday run that will help kids in the community. And don’t forget to register by April 1st to guarantee your tech race shirt.

Race Against Child Abuse Details

Date: Saturday, April 22

Time: 8:00 A.M.

Location: Columbia View Park, St. Helens

Entry Fees: $55 – Half Marathon
$45 – 10K
$35 – 5K
$25 – 1 Mile Walk

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (327 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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