Bring your family to beautiful Champoeg State Park for a morning of fun and fitness to celebrate midwives! This is a 5K fun run/walk on a well-paved path that is open to adults, kids, strollers, dogs, anyone! This year will also feature a 100m dash for kids 10 and under. This event aims to bring together those that support quality healthcare for women, families, and communities!
Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit services supported by the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives, including scholarships, education for midwives, legislative action that supports midwifery and access to healthcare for Oregon women and their families. Additionally, 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Baby Blues Connection which supports women’s mental health care during pregnancy and postpartum.
We are also hosting a diaper drive to benefit the families served by Nurse-Family Partnership. Please bring a pack of diapers of any size to the race and they will be distributed to NFP locations throughout the state. You will receive a raffle ticket for each pack of diapers donated!
The course is an out-and-back on a well paved, mostly flat, multi-use path. It’s simple: you run/jog/walk to the marked location and turn around. Strollers and dogs are welcome on the course! We will provide informal and unofficial finish times for those interested.
This year’s event will be more family-friendly than ever! Kids 10 and under can participate in the first annual Miles for Midwives 100m Dash. There will also be kid-friendly raffle prizes and activities (including face painting) at the event! Kids age 11 to 17 can register for the 5K ($10 entrance fee), and those 10 and under can participate in the 5K for free with a registered adult.
Individuals and groups are welcome to organize a theme, costume, or team color that unifies your team or a cause! Many people who plan to attend the event hope to share their pride in supporting midwifery and women’s health. Join them if you would like!
You can donate to the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives by clicking on the donate link on our website https://milesformidwivesoregon.weebly.com/. Donations support scholarships, education for midwives, legislative action that supports midwifery and access to healthcare for Oregon women and their families.
The day of the race:
- Check-in starts at 9:00 am
-5K starts at 10:00 am
-Kids 100m Dash starts at 11:15 am
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Information about the event is available in : English