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The Race is On to Sign Up to Race for the Roses

Run to register for Albertina Kerr's 13th Annual Race for the Roses by December 1, 2010 and enjoy a $5 discount on your entry fee by using code EARLY2011 when registering online. Join more than 5,000 runners and walkers at the Race for the Roses half-marathon, 10k and 5k on April 3, 2011. For more information or to register to run, walk or volunteer please visit

This not-to-be-missed event guides participants through some of the city's most vibrant sites – over bridges, along the waterfront and through the heart of downtown Portland.

Meet inside the Oregon Convention Center for the start of half-marathon, 10k or 5k races, each offering breathtaking views, fast, accurate courses and – most importantly – the opportunity to help children, adults and families with mental health challenges and developmental disabilities. 

This renowned, local event is produced by a team of community volunteers that dedicates more than 1,000 hours of service. A special thanks to our title sponsor Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon for their support. Ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes toward Kerr's vital, life-changing programs.

Our race to support Oregon children and families began more than 100 years ago and is just as urgent today. Thanks to you, we help children and families with mental health challenges so they can grow up safe and healthy. We support individuals with developmental disabilities so they can lead fuller, self-determined lives. At Albertina Kerr, these are our everyday finish lines.

For one exceptional morning in April, our race becomes your race. We invite you to join thousands of fellow participants for a life-changing event.

One day. One cause. One finish line.

For more information about the Race for the Roses, visit

Amy Miner
Albertina Kerr
Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 503-408-4721
Fax: 503-239-8106