Race Preview: ME/CFS 5k (Senior Project Fundraiser Race in St. Paul)

I love, love, LOVE, races put on by students, because not only is it an example of a young person tackling a rather formidable project, but they raise funds for a cause near and dear to that student’s heart.

Take for example Isabel Hockett’s senior project: a 5k to raise funds for the Open Medicine Foundation’s work researching Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This 5k, priced at only $20 (although you can donate more!) is on Sunday, October 6 at St. Paul Elementary. Hockett’s mother was recently diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but she’s been learning about the syndrome and found that 20 million people suffer from it worldwide.

The race is not timed, but you’ll enjoy a course on a bark-chip trail, plus some grass, gravel, and the track. Post-race, you can refuel on Gatorade, water, and some light snacks; bring some money to buy a locally-made tamale. The race starts at 11a, and the school has a large covered area, so you can turn it into lunch plans.

So get out there and support this high school senior in her efforts to raise funds for medical research. Here’s the deets:


When: Sunday, October 6, 2019

What time: 11a

Where: St. Paul Elementary at 20449 Main Street NE

Register: Online here for $20 or DOR (cash/check only) for $25


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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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