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Race Preview: UCP Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run 5K (Portland)

Chances are you or someone you know, knows of someone with Cerebral Palsy (CP). It affects an estimated 500,000 children and adults in the United States. Each year, 8,000 babies are diagnosed with CP, which is a blanket term for a myriad of central nervous system disorders that affect motor skills and voluntary muscle coordination. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and each person will not present the same symptoms. UCP Oregon is dedicated to raising awareness and providing “life without limits” to folks who’s lives are impacted by developmental disabilities through services in any stage of life. 2019 will mark the 15th year of the Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run in Portland.

What: The 15th Annual Walk, Roll ‘n’ Run for UCP

When: Saturday, September 21st. Check-in opens at 9am.

Where: Located in the Clay Creative district the Walk Roll ‘n’ Run will take place at 1615 SE 3rd Avenue.

The run will utilize the Hawthorne and Steele bridges to make a complete loop back to the starting location. The 5k route will be a complete loop, while the 2 mile will have a turn around point.

Registration: options vary for teams, individuals and teens. Registration fees are between $15-$25 and 93% of every dollar goes straight to UCP. Kids up to age 12 are FREE! Consider joining a team to raise even more funds for such a worthy cause.

Swag: Raise funds and you could earn yourself a cool sweatband, a nifty t-shirt or a super awesome sweatshirt. Post-race enjoy snacks, drinks, games, a photo booth and art work. Rumor has it that Rojo the Llama will be on site to pet and play with.

Race Day Info:  Check-in begins at 9am, and the race component starts at 10:30 am. This non-competitive race is inclusive for people of all abilities! Join over 800 people in having a good time for a great cause. Parking is limited, so plan on using public transit, Uber or Lyft.

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About Abby Meek (118 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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