Small Race Preview: 2019 Fight for Your Life 5K (St. Paul)

The annual Fight For Your Life 5k is coming up quick on September 29th and will, as usual, be held at the French Prairie Gardens. 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 in the community who are struggling with cancer. Funds are used to help pay for treatments, transportation to treatment, childcare, clothing, rent or other bills, groceries, or a family trip.

The race is hosted by Emily’s family at their farm French Prairie Gardens in St Paul and will take runners on dirt road winding through farm land out in the country. You can check out the course map here. There also will be a 800m kid’s dash for children ages 5-10, so bring the whole family for some running and then stick around for family activities, food vendors, and other farm day fun!

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: French Prairie Gardens | 17673 French Prairie Rd., St. Paul, OR 97137
Price: $30 by 9/16/19 ($35 after; $40 DOR)
Registration includes: Race t-shirt, race packet, one beer for racers 21+, and an activities wristband to use on the farm
Register: Online here

Be sure to check out their Facebook page as well!

About Author

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, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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