Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness 2017

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Join us for the sixth annual running of this fun and unique family-friendly event on July 29, 2017. Our primary goal is to promote awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a serious birth defect that occurs in one out of approximately 2,500 births and has a fatality rate of nearly 50%. All race entry fees and product sales for the event will go directly to help children and families whose lives have been impacted by this birth defect. Last year our amazingly generous sponsors covered the entire cost of the race and we were able to raise over $30,000 to benefit the Ladybug CDH Foundation and we’re hoping to be able to do even better this year with your help.

In addition to our regular 5K and 10K individual events, we are excited to announce another great event, a 10K, 2-Person Relay. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy making their way through the beautiful, stroller-friendly 5K course that begins in Cook Park in Tigard and winds it’s way west through paved and shaded forest trails along the Tualatin River. bug relayLeaving Cook Park up a challenging hill and into Tigard neighborhoods to Durham Road and turning at Tigard High School down 92nd Avenue back into Cook Park to the start/finish line. The 10K event picks up at the start/finish line and turns south on the Tualatin River trail through Cook Park making it’s way to the Tualatin River Greenway, past the Tualatin Dog Park and looping back near the Tualatin City Park to a short out-and-back near the Durham Park Off leash area returning back into Cook Park again to the start/finish line.

finishlineAfter crossing the finish line, our 5K and 10k participants will be treated to what many think is the best food, drink, and tasty goodies offered by any race in the Northwest. A great breakfast will get the party started, along with Frans’ s Bagels, chocolate milk from Alpenrose, and lots of other tasty snacks. Participants over 21 will have their choice of great craft beer from Ordnance Brewing and ciders. Be sure to stick around after the race and enjoy great music and a fun afternoon in the park.

Our events tend to sell out fast, so make sure to register now and make sure you lock in your race shirt and medal for this year’s race. Join us and help children and families right here in the Northwest and have a great time doing it!

 

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2017 Event Schedule

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  • Online Registration Closes

    Online Registration Closes

    Don't wait and miss out...Register Today!

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  • Packet Pickup03:00pm - 06:30pm

    Packet Pickup
    03:00pm - 06:30pm

    Roadrunner Sports (Portland)
    29 NW 23rd Place
    Portland , OR 97210

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  • Packet Pickup04:00pm - 07:00pm

    Packet Pickup
    04:00pm - 07:00pm

    RoadRunner Sports (Tualatin)
    7063 SW Nyberg Street
    Tualatin, OR 97062

  • Race Day!

    Race Day!

    07:00am:
    Registration / Packet Pickup Opens

    07:30am:
    Race Expo Opens

    08:05am:
    Costume Contest Judging

    08:15am:
    Ladybug Release to Honor CDH Angels

    08:30am:
    5K/10K/10K Relay Run Start

    08:40am:
    5K Walk Start

    10:00am:
    Diaper Dash Start

    10:15am:
    Kids 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile Start

    10:45am:
    Awards

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2017 Medal

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2017 Race Shirt

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100% of All Race Proceeds Go To Charity!

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Latest News

  • The 2017 Medal Design Is Final!

    The 2017 Medal Design Is Final!

    It’s all about the bling...Right?  Hey, we're runners too and we understand completely so we have another great medal design for the 2017 race. We hear folks loved last year's medals and we think we just may have outdone ourselves again with another great medal for our participants! Here's a first look at this year's awesome medal design! Register now to make sure you get yours! 

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  • The 2017 Race Shirt Design Has Arrived!

    The 2017 Race Shirt Design Has Arrived!

    One of the great things we always hear from our participants is how much they love the race shirts for this event. We listened to your feedback and we have a final design for the 2017 race shirt! We think you're gonna like it. Here is the race shirt for the 2017 Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness. Register now to make sure you get yours!

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  • Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness 2017

    2017 Registration Is Now Open!

    Registration for the 2017 Ladybug Run for CDH Awareness is now open!  The race will be limited to approximately 750 walkers and runners overall so we expect registrations will sell out quickly for this year's race. You can count on getting the same great food, beer, and tasty snacks this race has become famous for and a brand new t-shirt and medal design for 2017, so be sure to register early to lock in your spot in the race at the lowest possible entry fee.

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  • Ordnance Brewing is bringing the beer again in 2017!

    Ordnance Brewing is bringing the beer again in 2017!

    We are excited to announce that Odnance Brewing is our beer sponsor again for the 2017 race. Ordnance Brewing. Ordnance is based out of Boardman Oregon and will be providing 3 kegs of their amazing beer for the race this year. Join us in thanking them for their generosity and helping to support this year's event. Look for their beers at your local tap room. You can find out more about their brewery and the great beer they make at their website: http://www.ordnancebrewing.com.

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  • Coming Soon: Ladybug Store!

    Coming Soon: Ladybug Store!

    We will be posting an online store where you can buy all sorts of great Ladybug Run merchandise.

    Best of all the proceeds of all sales go to help the Ladybug CDH Foundation and will go toward medical research and provide direct help to families in the Northwest affected by CDH.

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  • We have two distinct, fun courses for the 5K and the 10K.
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  • It’s all about the bling...Right?
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  • One of the great things we always hear from our participants is how much they love the race shirts for this event. 
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  • Stick around after the race for all of the great food from our sponsors!
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  • Mmmmmm, beer!
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  • Be sure to stick around after the race to enjoy great music after the race.
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2017 Event Sponsors

Hoffman Construction Pediatric Associates of the Northwest Ordnace Brewing Franz Bakery Blackrock Coffee Bar Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub Sustainable Wealth Management [sponsor-name] Crater Lake Soda Pick Your Dish PDX 105.1 The Buzz Nelson Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Wilsonville Honda Oregon Road Runners Club Athleta Lester Tsai Photography M. Corwin Photography Jamba Juice Cathy Merz Insurance Inc. Country Financial Virginia & Carl Private Foundation Tigard K9 5K Reshod Western Partitions Inc. Acceleration Sports Medicine Lake Oswego Massage Therapy Urban Mamas Caruso Produce White Claw Hard Seltzer

About Ladybug CDH Foundation

The Ladybug CDH Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. The primary mission of our foundation is to raise public awareness of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a serious birth defect that occurs in one out of approximately 2,500 births and has a fatality rate of nearly 50%. All race entry fees and product sales for this event will go to fund medical research and directly help children and families whose lives have been impacted by this birth defect.