Run Like Hell Portland
Run Like Hell Portland 2014
WHEN: Sunday, October 26th
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 has not yet been announced. Check back for updates!
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED AND HELP: As the beneficiaries of this fun run, we will be looking for volunteers to help make it all “run” smoothly- pun intended. We will need volunteers for this fun event, please stay tuned for sign-up links!
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
Join us in saying LUPUS SUCKS!
Register as a LUPUS SUCKS VIP runner and get your LUPUS SUCKS tee, a Lutu (lupus tutu) and all of the other race amenities, as well as start the race out in front of thousands of other runners!
Stay tuned to register! There are only a select number of LUPUS SUCKS runner registrations spots available.
You can also become a virtual runner and fund-raise for Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, stay tuned for details!
Volunteer Information and Sign-Up:
As the proud beneficiaries of Run Like Hell Portland 2015, 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)?
Time: Volunteer Shifts times TBA
Here are the positions and descriptions from which to choose (All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older):
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!
Check in for your shift at the marked Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus booth the morning of the event! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Fill in the form below to sign up!
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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