The 5th annual Fight For Your Life 5k will once again take place at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul at 10:30am on Sunday, September 30th. The race honors Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards, who fought for her life against a rare form of women’s cancer.
All proceeds of the race go to Em’s Fight Foundation, which supports local women with families in the community struggling with cancer. It will help pay for treatment, transportation to treatment, seeking the best doctor in their field or specialists, childcare, new clothing, rent, bills, help purchasing a wig, groceries, or a last family trip to form some amazing memories with their family.
The race is hosted by Emily’s family at their farm French Prairie Gardens in St Paul, near Newburg. The course takes runners on dirt roads fields, and it is very flat to allow participants of all skill levels to be able to finish the run/walk. There also will be a 800m kid’s dash for children ages 5-10. After the race, everybody can join the Fall Harvest Festival activities, and participants 21 and over can enjoy a beer in the brew area. Each participant will also receive an Activities Wristband to use at the Pumpkin Patch for an entire day of fun!
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.