What a great event Run Like Hell Portland 2014 was! Thank you to all who participated as VIP LUPUS SUCKS runners, volunteers or virtual runners!
Run Like Hell Portland 2014
WHEN: Sunday, October 26th
WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Downtown Portland
Run Like Hell is a Halloween-themed race that sees participants dress out in full costume for a run through Portland’s urban parks and along its waterfront areas along the Willamette River. Run Like Hell has become a Portland Fall tradition, and we are proud to announce that Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is the beneficiary!
Last year, more than 4,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all three races at the Fall running of Portland’s Run Like Hell Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Most were dressed in Superhero costumes as part of the theme. The theme for 2015’s Run Like Hell is Under the Sea! Run through the streets of Portland as mermaids, schools of fish, sharks or anything else your heart desires!
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND HELP:
- Lupus Sucks VIP (Half Marathon) ($125.00)
- upus Sucks VIP (10k) ($100.00)
- Lupus Sucks VIP (5k) ($100.00)
Be one of the VIP LUPUS SUCKS! runners and get the amazing VIP package that includes:
- Fully catered breakfast by Spin Catering
- Bottomless mimosas and Lagunitas Beer
- LUPUS SUCKS! t-shirt
- Lutu (Lupus tutu)
- RLH tech t-shirt AND sweatshirt
- Commemorative pint glass.
LOCATION: Pioneer Courthouse Square
START TIMES: Doors open at 7:00am
- Half Marathon run / walk 7:45am
- 10k run / walk 8:20am
- Kid’s Half Miler 8:30am
- 5k run / walk 9:00am
PRE-EVENT PACKET PICKUP FOR RUNNERS:
IN-STORE AT THE NE FOOT TRAFFIC:
We strongly recommend that you attend the in-store pick-up; lines on race-day can be long. We allow and encourage you to have friends or family members pick up your packet for you if you cannot attend the in-store packet pickup. Please make sure that if you pick up someone else’s packet, they know you did so.
- Friday, October 24th: 11am-7pm
- Saturday, October 25th: 10am-3pm
PACKET PICKUP AT THE EVENT: Starts at 7:00am
Not planning on running but would like to help out? We will also be looking for volunteers to help make it all “run” smoothly- pun intended, to volunteer your time at the race, see the form at the bottom of this page.
Join us in saying LUPUS SUCKS!
Not in the Portland area but would like to participate as a LUPUS SUCKS virtual runner? Your donation of $50 will get you a LUPUS SUCKS! tee-shirt!
Volunteer Information and Sign-Up:
As the proud beneficiaries of Run Like Hell Portland 2014, we are charged with supplying volunteers to make the run, ‘run’ smoothly! It’s a really fun event and your valuable donation of time helps Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus! Oh, and did we mention that volunteers get beer (21yrs. or older only), food, and a Run Like Hell Portland runner’s tee-shirt (*not the LUPUS SUCKS tee)?
Below are some general start times for our volunteer stations, please note that the station requested cannot be guaranteed, although we will do our best!
6:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Volunteer Check In, VIP Tent, Finish Line, Packet Pick Up/ Registration/Results, Merchandise Tent, Kids Area, Water Stations, Clothing Check
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Beer Pouring/ID Check, Food Prep, Alcohol Monitors, Recycling
5:30 AM- 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Set Up and Clean Up Crews
Position Descriptions (All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older):
Volunteer Check-In- Help check in our stellar volunteers and guide them to their stations and teams.
Registration and Results/Merchandise- Help register runners at the start of the race, staff the results table, and assist with the merchandise booth. This is a good option for any interested volunteers with mobility limitations.
Beer Pouring/Alcohol Monitors- Assist with serving and pouring beer. Volunteer who sign up for this shift may be assigned to another area initially at the start of the event. Must be 21 or older.
Food/Kids Area/VIP Area- Assist with distributing food, monitoring the VIP section, and helping to run the kids area.
Start & Finish Line/Water Stops- Help monitor the start and finish lines, and keep the runners supplied with water and refreshments. This is an active shift, and volunteers who select this option should be ready to be on the move!
Set Up & Clean Up Crews- Help set up the finish line and booths at the beginning of the race and take them down and clean up after the event. Shorter shifts for those volunteers that are comfortable with some heavy lifting.
Check in for your shift at the marked Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus booth the morning of the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
ABOUT MOLLY’S FUND FIGHTING LUPUS:
Founded in 2007, Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus is a Portland, OR -based non-profit that is changing the way people understand lupus, its diagnosis and its treatment. Lupus is a debilitating disease affecting approximately 1.5 million Americans and 90% of those diagnosed are women. Despite its prevalence, lupus is rarely understood and under researched. It can affect any part of the body, resulting in pain, inflammation, and systemic damage. There remains no cure for lupus, and it is estimated that 10-15% of those diagnosed will die prematurely due to complications from the disease.
Our support groups, online and local, serve the entire community of people affected by lupus. Through one-on-one client advocacy we connect lupus sufferers with services to address their medical and overall wellness needs– like disability application assistance, prescription assistance, and legal consultation. Our Mission: to educate the public and the medical community about lupus, to push for earlier, life-saving diagnoses for those afflicted, and to spur governments and foundations to fund research toward a cure.
To find out more please visit the Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus website.
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