2015 was a huge success!

We had a great start to 2015! Thank you to everyone for your support and participation in our micro marathon running party.  You are awesome!

With your help, we were able to donate 6 ipad mini2s (plus extras) to Clackamas County Foster Care. These will be used for education and entertainment during the kids transition times.

Here’s to your continued running success!

donated ipad mini2



Jan 1, 2015 Photos!

Here is a link to the photos taken at the micro marathon 2.62. A special thanks to my friend, Andrew Haymart, for taking these pictures, and offering them to everyone.



Also, please see the above Race Results for the Age Group Winners

Thanks to our Volunteers!

Results and age group winners will be posted soon. Official donation $ is not confirmed (but will emailed to everyone later).

thank you

By every measure, this race was an absolute success. Thank you to everyone who participated.

A special thanks to all of our volunteers, which were essential to make the day a success.

  • Bruce & Cindy Hall, Head turn-around bell ringers, mid-race refreshment coordinators, chocolate medal creator
  • Dan & Miriam Ogden, Director of caffeineation procurement & registration
  • Gary & Jan Strealy, Lead Designer of “turn left, or right – if you’re in your right mind”, Dad slave & #1 supporter of (my) strange ideas
  • Megan Reid, Creative artist award
  • Jeremiah, Angie, Ellie & Mia Dodson, Graphic designer slave (& everything else related to Adobe) Head Entertainer of Littles.
  • Andy, Julie & Belle Haymart, Head photographer & cheerleader, best dressed dog
  • Adam Miller, CEO of registration (for which he is overskilled) & the fastest person who didn’t run
  • Tony Petrillo, Set up strong-man slave & friend extraordinaire
  • Anthony & Elizabeth Doris, Timing clock acquisition, kid herder, & more
  • Amy & Matt Borne, Gift bag philanthropist & more
  • Ann & Hope Dewitt, Pre-race party goodie bag planners
  • Lucinda Watson, Head cheerleader of running division
  • Andrea Birchman, CEO of Dispatchment. Coordinator with all Head of State Affairs, and an amazing cheerleader.
  • My family. They put up with a lot. And helped out a ton on this fantastic event.

Race Day info

If you have already registered, this information should have been sent to your email. Below is the race day specific information you will need.

First, thank you for supporting Oregon Foster Care! We are going to have a great time and the run will be a perfect start to 2015. There are several logistical items listed below which will help us, and you, make this event run smoothly.

From Hwy 43 (South State Street) turn East onto Ladd Street (at light). Park along Ladd, Furnace (turn South), or (turn West) onto Green Street. Once parked, walk down towards the Willamette River to the old Lake Oswego Furnace for registration.  There are approximately 70 parking spots near George Rogers Park on Green Street. And, an additional 50 spots along Ladd Street and Furnace Street, which is one street North of Green Street.


If you pre-registered, you may pick up your packet starting at 8:45 AM on Jan 1. If you need to register additional people, please do this online at Athletepath.com. We will not have a convenient method to accept payment onsite.

There are restrooms with flushing toilets, but plan for a line.

If you registered late, or did not get the correct size shirt you ordered, we will be making an additional order at the end of the event. Notify the registrar of the discrepancy and we will mail to you the shirt(s).

Packets are grouped according to last name. If you registered as a family, all of the bibs will be contained within the same packet. At registration you will be asked to sign a release for taking pictures. These pictures will be posted on our website, and may be used in the future. You can opt-out. Please support our sponsors who have have generously donated to this event.

This is a fun run! This is an open course, meaning there may be other people, bikers, and cars on the path. Please be respectful of others. We will have a brief overview of the race course at 9:55AM. The race will not be chip-timed, but awards will be given for first place in each age and gender group. Please line up according to how you predict to finish.  There will be varying levels of experience and abilities.

The race course is out and back. The start is at the top of the hill at George Rogers and goes South along the Willamette River behind Marylhurst University. You will turn around just before you get to West Linn. Encourage other participants! Beware of traffic. You will finish at George Rogers Park under the arch.

There are first place awards for 6 age groups for men and women (18 and Under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Over). In addition, there will be chocolate medallions for children as they cross the finish.  Albertson’s has donated water and bananas at the end of the course and Starbucks generously donated coffee!

Don’t forget to dress warmly! Forecast is 28 degrees and sunny at race time. It can be breezy down by the river.

Pictures will be available (free for download!) on the website.  

Thank you for joining us for this fun event. Happy New Year!

1st inaugural micromarathon run: January 1, 2015!

Mark your calendar for January 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM and join us on a (micro) MARATHON! …2.62 miles of running, for a great cause.

100% of the money will be donated to the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Foster Care.

Registration is through AthletePath (click link below).


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“Go forth, and do good”, DHS District Manager

Did you know:

  • there are 8,700 kids in Oregon Foster care
  • kids in Foster care can spend up to 1.5 hours (one way) in transportation
  • these vehicles do not have any entertainment systems

Our plan:

  • Provide money to equip the DHS vehicles with ipads, or similar devices
  • Provide movies, games & entertainment
  • Starting with the Clackamas County and Tri County, with plans for future counties as funds are available.


  • Kids are often in the vehicles for up to 1.5 hours each way (not including unexpected traffic & congestion)
  • Provides entertainment / distraction
  • Easier for drivers to concentrate
  • Fun & learning!