Play at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

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We are pleased to invite you to join Team Playworks at the 2013 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Labor Day weekend in Yamhill County!  Listed below are three options for how you can support Playworks through this unique half marathon in Portland’s backyard:

Sign up to Run or Walk in the Half Marathon or 2-Person Relay as part of “Team Playworks”:

  • Get $10 off the registration fee and experience one of the most scenic and festive running events in the entire Northwest – view last year’s video to see for yourself
  • Join us for a Playworks post-race barbecue a block from the finish line in downtown Carlton
  • Get more info and sign up! Choose Team Participant option, then select “Team Playworks”
Volunteer at the Expo on Saturday, August 31:
  • Assist with registration and packet pick-up at Evergreen Aviation, Space Museum and Waterpark in McMinnville – each volunteer will receive a t-shirt and a pass to the Columbia Sportswear employee store!
  • Sign up to volunteer for Expo Session 1 or 2 (Be sure to list Playworks as your affiliated organization)
Enter the Playworks Fun Run on Saturday, August 31:
  • Kids and parents are invited to participate in the Playworks Fun Run at the Race Expo on the trail surrounding Evergreen Aviation, Space Museum and Waterpark

  • Special package includes discount admission to Waterpark and Playworks goodies

  • Choose the 1/2 mile run at 11:00 a.m. or 1-mile run at 11:30 a.m. – sign up now or in person at the expo

Special thanks to our Team Playworks captain and board chair Brian Berchtold.  Brian is once again running to raise funds for Playworks after having to stop just short of the Boston Marathon finish line due to the tragic bombings in April. Join Brian and Team Playworks – set up your own fundraising page or simply make a donation in support of Playworks!  More of Brian’s story was featured in the Portland Business Journal and KATU news.
 
Please make your plans to join us at the 2013 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, and please notify any friends or family who may be interested in any of the three opportunities above!

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