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 9th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. With a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile family walk, there’s something for everyone.
All proceeds directly benefit the Amani Center. Fighting Child Abuse is an ongoing battle, but you can be part of the solution!
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 9th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse, on Saturday, April 22, 2017. 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 the 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
Fighting Child Abuse is an ongoing battle, but you can be part of the solution.
year we are asking our participants to consider supporting the Amani
Center even more through asking your friends/family to sponsor you (the
runner/walker) or your race team (you can get a group of friends to do
this with you)! More details and links to register for Race Against
Child Abuse fundraising coming soon!
By participating you can make a difference in the life of an abused child.
- All paid participants who register by April 1st are guaranteed a Race Against Child Abuse tech shirt.
- Participant Medals will be awarded to all Half Marathon participants.
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded to the top male
and female finishers of the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K in each age
- All children 13 and under will receive a participant ribbon
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. Course records for the M-5k,
F-5k, M-10k, and F-10k were set in 2012 & 2013. However, the event
is not being run for strictly competition - the event is For Fun, For
Competition, and For Fitness. Everyone is in one of these categories, so
come and enjoy.
Race Start/Finish -
Strand Street, between Strand and the Columbia River. 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
Packet Pick-up- You may pick-up your t-shirt, bibs
and chips at the St. Helens High School Commons (it is the last parking
lot to the school off Gable Road), 2375 Gable Road St. Helens,
OR 97051. Packet pick up will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from
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 on the upper
chest to maximize the chip reads. 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
Please do not bring valuables to the venue. No volunteers will take
your possessions; no storage for any article at the event site.
Race course –
We have the same fun and challenging courses as last year! The courses
were developed, tested and approved by ORRC runners and previous Race
Against Child Abuse runners. The entire course is on asphalt or
hard-packet gravel. 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 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
help children move past fear to hope. Show our kids how tough you
are. Our half marathon is challenging but not to be feared!
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 wagon and load up the little kids for a trek around Old Town.
Packet Pick-up- TBA
Registration - Please register by April 1st
to ensure you receive a Race Against Child Abuse tech shirt.
Registration fees will increase $5.00 on April 1st and $10 on event
day. Shirts 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.
- Do not bring valuables to the event. Volunteers will not be available to Monitor your possessions.
- Finishers Medals for Half Marathon participants
- Post-race food and refreshments
- Additional medal for Overall Male & Female Winners in each event
- Ribbons for Top 3 Finishers in each event and age group
- All registered children under the age of 13 will receive a participant ribbon
- 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.