This will be a great day of the year to get out and run! Start line and finish line are on the beautiful Liberty High School track. The 10k at 9:00, 5k at 9:15, and the free Kidathons race at 10:30. There is a new and improved course this year that we know you will enjoy. The 2017 event will certainly draw the area’s top runners, and the best looking participants! Moms Run This Town & Uberthons event.
- Krisi Quayle reviewed 1 year ago
- last edited 1 year ago
Super low key but really well organized! Only downside is the 10k is a two-time loop. Oh well, it’s a pretty one anyway Put on by a great group of mom runners. It’s a fun one!
I am very fond of this race for a number of reasons. First and foremost is that it is put on by Moms Run This Town, a free running club geared toward getting moms of all fitness levels together for the sake of fitness and friendship. MRTT gave a portion of the Mommathon proceeds to a charity, Girls on the Run, that empowers girls to stay active and fit. I also really liked that MRTT partnered with Uberthons to run the chip timing and other technical logistics. My results were instantly available after I crossed the finish line. The Mommathon course was familiar, being the same route used for the Falcon Relay I had run previously. I enjoyed the fitness challenges post race. And let me tell you, tire jumps are NOT easy after running 6.2 miles!! Mommathon is not just for moms! Men can compete and win prizes too. Kids got their own free race on the high school track as well. What this means is that Mommathon is an event that the whole family can attend and enjoy. There truly is something for everybody.
First, I must admit that I may be slightly biased because I am the race director for this event. However, I will try to make my review as unbiased as possible.
The race starts at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. One of the benefits of this is having plenty of real restrooms, not porto potties, to use prior to the race. I don’t think I waited more than 2 minutes.
Admittedly, last year’s race course was a bit awkward. The entry point to the DEQ resulted in a backup of traffic. Also, doing a 180 degree turnaround on the track to start the second lap of the 10K was not ideal. That’s why we changed the race course to a faster and flatter out and back course for 2016.
One of the unique things about this race is that it offers a series of optional fitness challenges after the 5K or 10K run. Last years challenges included burpees, push-ups, planks, box jumps and jump ropes. The participants earned points for scoring in the top 5 by gender. Massive trophies were awarded for the fitness challenge winner and the male and female winners of the 5K and 10K.
The race also offered lots of great food and some amazing prizes in the raffle.
New for 2016, Play.Fit.Fun will be sponsoring a kids’ obstacle course. This is completely free for the kids and they even get a free ice cream coupon for participating.
Please join us on February 27, 2016!