Race Preview: 2017 CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families (Corvallis)

Race season is in full swing, and there are a lot of options for small races coming up around Mother’s Day. If you are looking for one that really benefits families and is fun for the kids as well as the adults, the 15th Annual CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families on May 13th in Corvallis should fit the bill.

This race benefit a great cause, as all proceeds from the race will benefit the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. The money raised will help fund CARDV’s shelter program, advocacy services to domestic and sexual violence victims, and their community education program.

There are a few options, depending on what you are looking for on race day. There’s a family-friendly 5k Run/Walk as well as a Fun Walk option where you can walk one or two miles. Strollers are welcome on the walking courses, so bring baby along! Even better, there’s a race for the kiddos to participate in and all child participants will receive a participation ribbon and some snacks.

The whole family will enjoy the Family Fun Fair where they have the opportunity to win some prizes and to kick back and listen to some live music.



What: CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families

When: Saturday, May 13th, 9:00AM for 5k Run/Wak and Fun Walk, 10:15AM Kid’s Dash

Where: Race Central, Oregon State University. Located in the quad between Austin Hall (2751 SW Jefferson Way) and the Learning Innovations Center (165 SW Sacket Place.)

Register: Here. Registration ends May 12th at 8:00AM PDT. Check-In and Day-Of registration opens from 8:00AM-8:45AM

Registration Cost: $25 for Adults (ages 8 and above.) Price increases $5 for day-of registration. $10 for Kids (under 8 years.) Shirts available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis on May 13th.

Parking: The closest parking lots to Race Central are located at 30th between Campus Way and Jefferson Way, or between Jefferson Way and Washington Way. Other options include Orchard Ave between 30th and 26th, Park Terrace Pl between Monroe Ave and Campus Way, and the parking structure on 26th and Washington Way.

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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