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Ophelia’s Place 2021 Run for Girls Virtual 5K

Join Ophelia’s Place for a 5K fundraiser in honor of

Women’s History Month

March 7 – 13, 2021

Presented by:

Lace up your tennis shoes! Youth and adults of all running (or walking!) abilities are invited to join us for this exciting event to help raise funds that will help empower, educate and support girls ages 10-18 through Ophelia’s Place’s programs.

Let’s celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th) and all the amazing women and girls out there who have made a difference in our lives.

To join:

1. Follow the link above to register

  • Registration for adults is $30
  • Youth up through age 18 are only $15!

2. Pick up your run packet*

3. Complete your run (or walk) any time during the week of March 7-13, 2021

4. Optional: Post photos and tag us on social media when you complete your run! Use #OPRUNFORGIRLS

*Packet Pickup

We will have two packet pickup dates:

  • March 5th 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside our Eugene location 1577 Pearl Street
  • March 7th 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Alton Baker Park (see map below)

This is a virtual 5K but you can still have fun! Join us on Sunday, March 7th between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Alton Baker Park in Eugene to get a socially-distanced picture taken at our photo booth and to complete your 5K surrounded by beautiful scenery. We’ll be set up near the main parking lot in front of the covered picnic areas.

If you’re not able to join us on March 7th, but you’d still like to complete your 5K at Alton Baker Park, here is a link to a map created by our event partner, Girls on the Run.

Thank you to our event partner:

Girls on the Run has also generously offered a raffle package with: a GOTR water bottle, t-shirt, fun coloring book with stickers and colored pencils. Girls 18 and under who register for the 5K will be automatically entered into the drawing for this package and the winner will be chosen after March 13th.

FAQs

What is a virtual 5K?

A virtual 5K is a run (or walk) that you complete anywhere and anytime on your own. Do it on a treadmill, around the block in your neighborhood, at a local park, with your dog, with your running group, listening to your favorite 80’s workout jams, barefoot, in the morning, at night, whenever and however works best for you. You pick the time and place. All you have to do is sign up, wait for your race packet, and complete your 5K during the week of March 7-13.

How do I track my distance?

One easy way is to download an app on your phone that uses GPS to track your distance and time. We like Runkeeper or Map My Run but there are others you can find on the App Store or Google Play. Some city parks or outdoor spaces may also have distance markers along a running path.

Do I have to be a girl to participate? Can kids and youth participate?

We want EVERYONE to join in! All adults and youth are invited to sign up. Everyone age 18 and under can register at half price – only $15! Just make sure you and your parent/guardian read through the waiver when you register.

What comes in the race packet?

Race packets come with a swag item from Northwest Community Credit Union*, a race bib with your race number, a finisher’s medal, a map of the race course at Alton Baker Park in Eugene (for local participants), and other information sheets. *while supplies last

How do I get my race packet?

Packets will be mailed out starting February 22nd. Anyone who registers after that date can pick up their packet from Ophelia’s Place on March 5th or Alton Baker Park on March 7th. Entries during the week of March 7-13 can pick up at our Eugene location: 1577 Pearl St, Eugene, OR 97401.

Running in a face mask is kind of uncomfortable. Any suggestions?

This article on health.com lists several face mask brackets with reviews for making breathing easier. And active.com wrote up a short article about What to Look for in a Running Mask.

How does this run support Ophelia’s Place?

Ophelia’s Place provides programs and services are for girls and girl-identified youth ages 10-18 that are offered for free or on a sliding scale. The proceeds from this run will help fund future activities and programs that provide empowerment, education, and support through our therapy, after-and-out-of-school programs, and in-school education programs.

How can I support Ophelia’s Place after the run?

There are many ways to support Ophelia’s Place, visit our donation page for more information.

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