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Race Preview: Run or Walk for Shelter 5K & 1 mile (Forest Grove)

As we head into the fall season and the rains start coming back consistently, we all head indoors to stay cozy and dry. While we have the option to be outdoors to pursue our leisure activities or to get to and from the places we need to go, many, many folks are without shelter. The United Church of Christ in Forest Grove, Oregon is hosting their annual 5K run and 1 mile walk to raise funds for the Winter Shelter Program that serves the community of Forest Grove and Cornelius.

This is a FREE race! Seriously. Donations are encouraged and welcome and all proceeds go to the Forest Grove Foundation, which is an official 501 (c) (3) non-profit. While participants enjoy free snacks, awards and prizes, every single penny from donations this race brings in goes to the shelter. I can’t imaine a better way to spend a beautiful October morning out in one of the prettiest places in Oregon!

Course map with elevation +/-

When: Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Where:  Forest Grove High School

Registration: Register online here. Remember, it’s free to register! You can donate funds to a worth cause on this page.

More about the Winter Shelter…

GENERAL INFO 2019-2020 SEASON
  • November – March

  • 4 nights per week, including meals

    • Mon-Tue @ UCC (2032 College Way, Forest Grove)

    • Wed-Thu @ Emanuel Lutheran Church (1124 S Beech St, Cornelius)

  • Capacity of 15-22 adults +2-3 families

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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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