Race Preview: 2019 Run Mama Run PDX 5k/10k/Kids Run

Being a mom is a thankless job sometimes. Yes, that’s a cliché thing to say, but it doesn’t make it any less true. With Mother’s Day coming, there’s no better way to celebrate a mother’s strength than by participating in an event like the 2019 Run Mama Run PDX 5k/10k/Kids Run on May 11th.

This event, now in it’s 11th year, is a very family friendly event open to everyone, whether you’re a mom or not and whether you’re fast or slow. The race is stroller-friendly and you can run, walk, skip, or crawl from the start at Mt. Tabor Park in SE Portland to a fantastic finish. All profits from this race will benefit Mother & Child Education Center which help support expectant parents that need some assistance, so your money will be going to a great non-profit.

The Kids’ Fun Run will kick off the festivities at 9:10AM race morning, and it’s a 1 lap (.4 mile) trek around “The Lava Loop,” which is a paved and flat course. There will be a warm-up with FIT4MOM at 9:30AM, after which 5k and 10k runners will line up to start at 9:40AM from SE Park Drive. 5k runners will complete 1 Lava Loop before taking a larger paved route around Mt. Tabor. The 10k participants will follow a similar course, but they will complete 4 laps around Mt Tabor instead of 2 (the Lava Loop is the initial lap only for both distances.) The route is paved but hilly, and you can take a peek here. After the race, stick around for activities, locally brewed coffee and beer, post-race massages, and even a playground to keep the kids entertained. Bring some food and have a lunchtime picnic in the park!

The cost of the race is $50 for the 10k and $40 for the 5k, but prices will increase $10 on race day. The Kids’ Run is $ 10 but will be $12 on race day. If you wish to snag some swag but not run the race, you can register for the Sleep Mama Sleep option for $25 and get a t-shirt, hat, or some other apparel item TBD. If you have 5 or more people to run with you, you can all get $5 off by using code “5ormore.”


What: 2019 Run Mama Run PDX 5k/10k/Kids Run

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Kid’s run starts at 9:10AM and 5k/10k will begin at 9:40AM.

Where: Mt. Tabor Park (SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215)

Cost: 10k is $50, 5k is $40, and Kids’ Run (12 & Under) is $10. If you’d like to skip the run and just get some cool swag, the Sleep Mama Sleep option is available for $25. Group discounts of $5 per entry are available for team registration of 5 or more using code “5ormore. “

Register: Here

Packet Pick-Up: TBD

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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