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Small Race Preview: 2018 Lakad for Life 5k (Portland)

A few years ago, my brother-in-law and his family moved to the Phillippines and started learning Tagalog. In addition to his work, he is involved with a lot of great causes and communities in an area that is of great need. I also attempted to learn a few words in his new language, but got nowhere real fast. LAKAD is the Tagalog word for walk or move, and on September 29th, LAKAD PDX will host its 2nd annual LAKAD – a 5K that will raise funds for various health-related projects and initiatives in the Philippines. They will be partnering with the National Alliance for Filipino Concern, that would provide free relief and rehabilitation to communities in need.
The run will take place at Laurelwood Park and finishers will receive a tee-shirt and top-3 finishers will receive a custom made medal.

Lakad for Life 5k (Portland)

When: 8:00am on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Where: Laurelhurst Park | SE Cesar Chavez Blvd and Stark St Portland, OR

Register: Online here; $40 includes race and shirt!

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About Matt Rasmussen (1210 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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