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Small Race Previews: 2017 Miles for Midwives 5k & Fight for Your Life 5k (St. Paul)

Champoeg State Park in Saint Paul is a great place for a race, and on September 23rd, you have the option of running the Miles for Midwives 5k there and can support quality healthcare at the same time!

This event is very family-friendly (strollers and dogs welcome!) and the paved paths make the course easy to navigate no matter who you are or what entourage you are running with. The route is a very simple out-and-back course where participants will run to a 5k station before turning around. You are encouraged to organize a theme, individually or in a group,  or do anything that unifies a team of your creation or cause! Or you could just share in the celebration surrounding midwifery and women’s health with others. Whatever the case, have fun with it! Informal and unofficial finish times will be available for interested parties as well

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives,  which funds midwife education and legislative action that supports midwifery and access to healthcare for Oregon women and their families. 10% of your registration fee will goes to Baby Blues Connection, which supports women’s mental health during pregnancy and after baby.  Additionally, there will be a diaper drive to benefit Nurse-Family Partnership, so consider bringing a pack of diapers (any size will do!) for donation.


What: Miles for Midwives 5k

When: September 23rd, 2017 at 10:30AM

Where: Champoeg State Park (7679 Champoeg Rd NE, Saint Paul, OR)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for children 13-18, FREE for children 12 & under. Park day use fee is $5.

Packet Pick-Up: Sign-in and bib pick-up begin at 9:30AM on race day.


If you’d rather run on a Sunday, there’s also the Fight For Your Life 5k in Saint Paul to consider. This race was created to honor Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards and will be hosted at her family’s farm, French Prairie Gardens.

This family-friendly race has something for everyone. There’s a 5k Run/Walk, a Kids Dash, an 800 meter race for kids ages 5-10 and an “all activities” wristband which comes with the race packet at registration that can be used for the Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes, and more. All the proceeds go towards the Em’s Fight foundation which helps local women fighting cancer.

The registration cost covers a race t-shirt, a race packet, and one beer to ages 21 & over. Kids will also receive the wristband mentioned above for French Prairie Garden’s Pumpkin Patch Festival.

The flat course will be on dirt roads exploring the farmland out in the country. Come celebrate your victory at the end for a well-deserved beer.


What: Fight for your Life 5k

When: September 24th, 20 10:30AM

Where: French Prairie Gardens (17673 French Prairie Rd, Saint Paul)

Register: Here

Registration Cost: $30

About Nikki Mueller (508 Articles)
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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