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Small Race Preview: 2019 Miles for Midwives 5K (St. Paul)

The Miles for Midwives 5k race is coming up in just a few short weeks in the beautiful Champoeg State Park! This year’s event will be on Saturday, September 21st, and will once again benefit the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Their work helps midwives make a difference in Oregon healthcare through scholarships, educational projects, and legislative action that supports midwifery and access to healthcare for Oregon women and their families.

Every year, 10% of the race proceeds will be donated to Baby Blues Connection, a local organization providing support, information, and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders and to the professionals who care for them. And last but certainly not least, the diaper drive will also happen, so consider bringing a pack of diapers (any size is appreciated!) for donation to the Nurse-Family Partnership.

This cause is so important I wanted that information up front! Now for the run details: the course is a simple out and back on a multi-use path. It is paved and mostly flat, so strollers and dogs are welcome!

This year’s event has added a 100m dash for kids 10 and under as well! There will also be kid-friendly raffle prizes and activities (including face painting). Kids age 11 to 17 can register for the 5K ($10 entrance fee), and those 10 and under can participate in the 5K for free with a registered adult.

Participants are encouraged to organize a theme, costume, or team color that unifies a team or a cause! This is a fun event for a great cause – hope you can make it!

Details:

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM (check-in begins at 9:00 AM) (Kids dash at 11:15 AM)
Where: 
Champoeg State Park | St. Paul, OR (*you will need $5 for parking*)
Price: 
Adults: $20 | Ages 11-17: $10 | Kids: FREE
Registration: 
Online here!

Registration includes a t-shirt and a raffle ticket for after the event. You can also visit their Facebook page here!

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About Bobi Jo (186 Articles)
Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and snowshoeing. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan. Her best adventure buddies are her husband and her Australian Shepherd.

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