Event Information

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Place: Columbia View Park
City: St Helens, OR
Events: 1/2 Marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 Mile


Start Time

Half Marathon Start: 8:00 am
10k Start: 9:00 am
5k Start: 9:15 am
1 Mile Start: 9:30 am
Course Closes: 11:00 am
Awards: 11:15 am

Event Fees

1/2 Marathon $50
10k Run $40
5k Run/Walk $30
1 Mile Run/Walk $20
Kids 1 mile: 13 and under ONLY Free




  • Please register by April 14th 2013 to ensure you receive a Race Against Child Abuse tech shirt.  
  • Registration fees will increase $5.00 on April 15th, and $10 on event day. 


Start your Memorial Day weekend off right!  Bringing hope, health, safety, and support to child victims of abuse in YOUR community is as easy as lacing up your walking/running shoes! Join us for the 5th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse, on Saturday, May 25, 2013. With a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile family walk, there’s something for everyone.

All proceeds directly benefit the Amani Center. The Center is a non-profit organization created to assist Columbia County in responding to child abuse through the child forensic interviewing and medical assessment, treatment of children (birth – 18 years) alleged to have been sexually abused, physically abused, emotionally abused, neglected and/or witnessed a violent crime including domestic violence. The Amani Center’s mission is to “minimize trauma to child abuse victims through professional medical


diagnosis and treatment in a secure and child-friendly environment with the goal of preventing child abuse in all forms.

Fighting Child Abuse is an ongoing battle, but you can be part of the solution.  

This year we are asking our participants to consider supporting the Amani Center even more through asking your friends/family to sponsor you (the runner/walker) or your race team (you can get a gro


up of friends to do this with you)!  More details and links to register for Race Against Child Abuse fundraising coming soon!

By participating you can make a difference in the life of an abused child.


Event Awards

  • All paid participants who register by April 14th are guaranteed a Race Against Child Abuse tech shirt.
  • Participant Medals will be awarded to all Half Marathon participants.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded to the top male and female finishers of the Half Marathon, 10K & 5K in each age bracket.
  • All children 13 and under will receive a participant ribbon


Event Courses

5k, 10k and Half Marathon Course Map:


1 Mile walk/run Course Map:



Event Day Information

We invite the public and all Uberthons previous-events participants to experience this wonderful venue and event.

The morning event is a Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1-mile family walk which starts at Columbia View Park in St. Helens, Oregon. Course records for the M-5k, F-5k, M-10k, and F-10k were set in 2012. However, the event is not being run for strictly competition - the event is For Fun, For Competition, and For Fitness. Everyone is in one of these categories, so come and enjoy.

Race Start/Finish -  Strand Street, between Strand and the Columbia River.  Across the street from City Hall (275 Strand St., Saint Helens, OR) and adjacent to the Old Court House (230 Strand Street, Saint Helens, OR).  Find it on our map:  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206818635638736847957.0004d61ba2240fb15c411


Additional Information

Parking - You may park anywhere near Columbia View Park.  There is street parking as well as parking lots near the park. 

Here is link to a map with parking noted: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=206818635638736847957.0004d61b42aa8bf9449d3

Timing equipment - Uberthons is timing the event, and uses Jaquar timing equipment. Overhead RFID antennas capture your time using disposable chips that are fastened to the back of your racing bib. Take the chips home with you - you will not be asked to return the chips. Wear your bib on the upper chest to maximize the chip reads. Chips and timing equipment are manufactured by Innovative Timing Systems - innovativetimingsystems.com. To read about the event timing equipment, go to this link: Best Timing In Oregon and Washington

Valuables – Please do not bring valuables to the venue.  No volunteers will take your possessions; no storage for any article at the event site.

Race course – We have new and improved courses this year!  The courses have been developed, tested and approved by ORRC runners and previous Race Against Child Abuse runners. The entire course is on asphalt or hard-packet gravel. Directional signs are used to guide runners at over 60 points. Two water stations are provided on the course – the first is 1.5 miles and the second is 4.25 miles. Three aid stations are positioned on the course - the first is 3 miles (Pixie Park), the second is 8 miles (Top of Smith Rd./turn around for Half Marathon) and a third is at the finish line. This is a there and back course; therefore, water/aid stations are available on way up and back.  For your safety, bikes or inline skates are NOT allowed on the course the day of the Race. Each mile is clearly marked on the course. The Half Marathon, 10k and 5k courses are there and back courses.  You may run, walk, or bike the course any time prior to the event.

Half Marathon Course: Come see a side of Columbia County you’ve never experienced before. With over 6 miles of back roads and almost 2,200 feet of total elevation gain, this half marathon course is sure to challenge you. The climb up Smith Road is tree-lined (read shade from sun or shelter from rain) and beautiful. This isn’t likely to be a PR course, but the scenic views and challenging hills are sure to provide a unique and awesome experience! Are you up for the challenge? 

At least five aid stations will be provided along the route; three will have goodies (gummy bears, fruit, etc.) in addition to water and sports drinks. The course will be open for 3.5 hours (16 min/mile pace). Finish line will be open for 4 hours. Walkers are encouraged to take advantage of the early start option.

10k Course: The 10k course is an out and back that takes you through downtown St. Helens and into Columbia City. There is a short, but steep hill you’ll have the opportunity to conquer twice – as you enter & leave Columbia City. Three aid stations will be provided along the route. In addition to water and sports drinks, the station at the turn around point will also have goodies (gummy bears, fruit, etc.)!

5k Course: The 5k course is fairly flat with some gentle rollers. It’s an out and back through downtown St. Helens. The course takes you past the t-ball park and the middle school. One aid station with water and sports drinks will be provided at the turn around.

1 Mile Family Walk Course: This short course was designed to provide fun for the whole family. Bring your wagon and load up the little kids for a trek around Old Town.

Course Link: Check out the courses!http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/compare/?&route_id=173420502&route_id=173409002&route_id=171884454

Weather – May 25 weather: Almost perfect running weather! You should prepare for wet/cool/warm weather just in case. Most of the time when we cross our fingers, it is a sunny day!

Photos - An event photographer director will coordinate photos stations at several points along the course. These photos will be available online for purchase/donation following the event.

Packet Pick-up- You may pick-up your t-shirt, bibs and chips at the St. Helens High School Commons (it is the last parking lot to the school off Gable Road), 2375 Gable Road  St. Helens, OR 97051.  Pack pick up will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5:00pm– 7:00pm.

Day-of-event registration - Please register by April 13, 2013 to ensure you receive a Race Against Child Abuse tech shirt.  Registration fees will increase $5.00 on April 15rd , and $10 on event day.  Shirts are not guaranteed for registration after April 14, 2013.


Other Important Information:

  • The Half Marathon, 10k & 5k will be chip timed. Uberthons uses disposable chips attached to your race bib so there’s no need to return them after the event.
  • For your safety, bikes and inline skates are NOT allowed on the course.
  • Free public parking is available. Come early to secure yourself a spot near Columbia View Park.
  • Do not bring valuables to the event. Volunteers will not be available to Monitor your possessions.
  • If the Farmer’s Almanac is correct, it should be cool, but clear. That’s ideal running weather! It’s best to be prepared for both rain or sunshine thought because, well, it’s May… in Oregon...
  • BONUS!!! An event photographer director will coordinate photos stations at several points along the course. 


Runner Premiums:

  • Finishers Medals for Half Marathon participants
  • Post-race food and refreshments
  • Additional medal for Overall Male & Female Winners in each event 
  • Ribbons for Top 3 Finishers in each event and age group
  • All registered children under the age of 13 will receive a participant ribbon

Bake Sale: Bring some extra cash for the Bake Sale being hosted by Marilyn Naish and Friends. It will be open from 8am-2pm and will include an amazing variety of delicious treats. Last year the Bake Sale alone raised $1,910! Thrivent Financial for Lutherans generously donated and additional $500, bringing the total to $2,410! J

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  • Results will be posted HERE on this webpage throughout the event as participants are finishing.
  • See your individual results streaming instantly near the timers tent at the finish line.