Race Against Child Abuse

St. Helens, OR

Strap on your tennis shoes to take steps and make strides in fighting child abuse in Columbia County. Join us for the 10th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse, on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

HALF MARATHON REGISTRATIONS STILL OPEN ONLINE

ALL OTHER REGISTRATIONS PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO REGISTER ON SITE

REGISTRATION & CHECK IN OPEN AT 7:30AM ON SATURDAY MORNING



Bringing hope, health, safety, and support to child victims of abuse in YOUR community is as easy as lacing up your walking/running shoes! Join us for the 10th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse, on Saturday, April 21, 2018. With a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile family walk, there’s something for everyone.

All proceeds directly benefit the Amani Center. The Center is a non-profit organization created to assist Columbia County in responding to child abuse through child forensic interviewing and medical assessment, treatment of children (birth – 18 years) alleged to have been sexually abused, physically abused, emotionally abused, neglected and/or witnessed a violent crime including domestic violence.

Fighting Child Abuse is an ongoing battle, but you can be part of the solution.

By participating you can make a difference in the life of an abused child.

Event Schedule:
     Half Marathon - 8am
     1-Mile Family Walk/Run - 8:30am
     10K - 9am
     5K - 9:15am

 Event Awards

  • All paid participants who register by April 1st are guaranteed a Race Against Child Abuse Shirt.
  • Participant Medals will be awarded to all Half Marathon participants.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers of the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K in three divisions - Ages 15-30; Ages 31-45; Over 46.
  • All children 14 and under will receive a participant ribbon regardless of which race they participate in.

Event Courses

1 Mile walk/run Course Map:  http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5817852

5k Course Map:   http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6568682

10k Course Map:   http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6568686

Half Marathon Course Map:  http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6568695

Event Day Information

The morning event is a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1-mile family walk which starts at Columbia View Park in St. Helens, Oregon. This event is For Fun, For Competition, and For Fitness. Everyone fits one of these categories - so this event is For YOU!

Race Start/Finish -  Strand Street, between Strand and the Columbia River in Columbia View Park.  Across the street from City Hall (275 Strand St., Saint Helens, OR) and adjacent to the Old Court House (230 Strand Street, Saint Helens, OR).  Find it on our map:  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206818635638736847957.0004d61ba2240fb15c411

 Additional Information

Packet Pick-up - You may pick-up your shirt, participant bib w/ timing chip and sponsor coupons at Northlake Physical Therapy in Old Town St. Helens on Wednesday, April 18th (from 3:30pm to 6:30pm).  Northlake Physical Therapy is located at 21 Cowlitz Street, St. Helens, OR 97051.

Parking - You may park anywhere near Columbia View Park.  There is street parking as well as parking lots near the park.   Here is link to a map with parking noted: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206818635638736847957.0004d61b42aa8bf9449d3

Timing equipment - Uberthons is timing the event, and uses Jaguar timing equipment. Overhead RFID antennas capture your time using disposable chips that are fastened to the back of your racing bib. Take the chips home with you - you will not be asked to return the chips. Wear your bib, visibly, on the upper chest to maximize the chip reads and to allow video recording of your bib number as you cross the finish line. Chips and timing equipment are manufactured by Innovative Timing Systems - innovativetimingsystems.com. To read about the event timing equipment, go to this link: Best Timing In Oregon and Washington

Valuables – Coat check will be available at Northlake Physical Therapy (21 Cowlitz Street, St. Helens, OR 97051) on the day of the race.  Please note that Northlake Physical Therapy is approximately 1 block from the race start, so give yourself enough time to drop off valuables and get to the starting line before your race start time.

Race course – Our challenging courses are tried and true...developed, tested and approved by ORRC runners and previous Race Against Child Abuse runners. The entire course is on asphalt or hard-packet gravel with some hills on the 10K & Half Marathon courses. Directional signs are used to guide runners at over 60 points.  Four aid stations are positioned on the course - the first is 1.55 miles (5K turn around), the second is 3 miles (Pixie Park, 10K turn around), the third is 8 miles (Top of Smith Rd./turn around for Half Marathon) and a forth is at the finish line. This is a there and back course; therefore, water/aid stations are available on the way up and back.  For your safety, bikes or inline skates are NOT allowed on the course the day of the Race. Each mile is clearly marked on the course. The Half Marathon, 10k and 5k courses are there and back courses.  You may run, walk, or bike the course any time prior to the event.

Half Marathon Course: Come see a side of Columbia County you’ve never experienced before. With over 6 miles of back roads and almost 2,200 feet of total elevation gain, this half marathon course is sure to challenge you. The climb up Smith Road is tree-lined (meaning shade from sun or shelter from rain) and beautiful. This isn’t likely to be a PR course, but the scenic views and challenging hills are sure to provide a unique and awesome experience!

We help children move past fear to hope.  Show our kids how tough you are.  Our half marathon is challenging but not to be feared!

Four aid stations will be provided along the route; three will have goodies (gummy bears, fruit, etc.) in addition to water. The course will be open for 3.5 hours (16 min/mile pace). Finish line will be open for 4 hours.

10k Course: The 10k course is an out and back that takes you through downtown St. Helens and into Columbia City. There is a short, but steep hill you’ll have the opportunity to conquer twice – as you enter & leave Columbia City. Three aid stations will be provided along the route. In addition to water, the station at the turn around point will also have goodies (gummy bears, fruit, etc.)!

5k Course: The 5k course is fairly flat with some gentle rollers. It’s an out and back through downtown St. Helens. The course takes you past the t-ball park and the middle school. One aid station with water will be provided at the turn around.

1 Mile Family Walk Course: This short course was designed to provide fun for the whole family. Bring your stroller or wagon and load up the kiddos for a trek around Old Town.

Packet Pick-up - Northlake Physical Therapy on Wednesday, April 18th from 3:30pm-6:30pm.

Registration - Please register by April 1st to ensure you receive a Race Against Child Abuse shirt. Discount codes are in place through March 28th and April 1st.  Registration is full price after April 1st and tank tops are not guaranteed for registration after April 1st.

Other Important Information:

  • The Half Marathon, 10k & 5k will be chip timed. Uberthons uses disposable chips attached to your race bib so there’s no need to return them after the event.
  • For your safety, bikes and inline skates are NOT allowed on the course.
  • Free public parking is available. Come early to secure yourself a spot near Columbia View Park.
  • We suggest that you do not bring valuables to the event as volunteers will not be available to monitor your possessions on site.  However, there will be a coat check available at Northlake Physical Therapy (a block away from the park/start line) for you to check in items and retrieve them as soon as you have completed your event.  Coat Check will be available from 7:30am to 11:30am, please make sure that you are able to complete the event you have registered for within that timeframe.

 

Runner Premiums:

  • Race T-shirt
  • Finishers dog tags for Half Marathon, 10K & 5K participants
  • Post-race food and refreshments
  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals for Overall Male & Female Winners in each event in three (3) age bracket divisions
  • All registered children age 14 and under will receive a participant ribbon regardless of which race they participate in

 

Results

  • Results will be posted on the Uberthon website throughout the event as participants are finishing.
  • See your individual results streaming instantly near the timers tent at the finish line.

When & Where

Apr 21, 2018

Saturday

8:00 AM

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