Race Preview: 2017 SW Hope 5k & 1k Kids Run/Walk

If you are looking to do a small local race in SW Portland that will go towards a great cause and benefit the community, please consider the 2nd annual SW Hope 5k in Gabriel Park on Saturday, April 22nd. The profits from this race will go to Neighborhood House, which is a wonderful organization that helps families in need. This race is truly about feeding the hungry, as every dollar that is raised generates about 4 lbs of food purchased by Neighborhood House from the Oregon Food Bank to help out the families who desperately need it.

This is a family-friendly 5k run/walk and all ages and speeds are welcome. The course is stroller-friendly, (though there is a small portion of grass at the beginning and end of the race that should not be an issue for running strollers) so you are welcome to race with the kiddos in those. Or perhaps your child would prefer to run the 1k Kids Run/Walk instead, which is open to all children 9 and under. This race will not be chip-timed, so enjoy exploring Gabriel Park’s paths and route rather than focus on your personal PR.

I have registered both of my kids to do the 1k and I will run the 5k myself afterwards. Many of my fellow Baby Boot Camp friends will be there too, as this is a great way to show our kids about how to support our community as well as stay healthy. I hope to see you all there!


What: SW Hope 5k & 1k Kids Run/Walk

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. 9:00AM for 1k, 9:20AM for 5k. Check-in at 8:45AM.

Where: Gabriel Park, SW Portland.  Enter Gabriel Park on SW 42nd off Vermont St. Park in the lot there and walk to the lower baseball field.

Register: Here 

Cost: $35/person for 5k (all ages,) $10/child for 1k (age 9 and under.)

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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