On Sunday, September 24, The Pohlschneider family will host the fourth annual Fight for Your Life 5K Run/Walk. In remembrance of Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards’ fight with a rare women’s cancer, the Fight for Your Life 5K is hosted at French Prairie Gardens, Emily's family farm in St. Paul, just south of the Portland Metro area. The funds raised through the event will be granted to families in the midst of fighting cancer.
“Fight for Your Life is an event for everyone as Emily was all about family,” said Karren Pohlschneider, owner, French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm and mother of Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards. “From roaming through the hay maze to feeding the farm animals to picking out that perfect pumpkin from the patch, the event really does offer something for all ages.”
What: Fight for Your Life 5K Run/Walk & Family Farm Festival, complete with Pigtucky Derby Pig Races, pumpkin patch, hay maze, farm animals, slides and much more! Packet pick-up opens at 8:30 am followed by a chipped 5K run/walk at 10:30 am. A free 800-meter kids dash follows the finish of the 5k race for kids ages five to ten.
Why: To honor Emily’s battle with cancer and her dedication to her daughter and family. Funds raised from the event will be granted to families in the midst of their own cancer fight. To nominate a family in need, visit www.EmsFight.org.
Where: French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm, 17673 French Prairie Road, St. Paul, Oregon. The flat course travels over country roads through the beautiful scenery of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Registration: To register, please visit www.FightForYourLife5k.com. Early registration is $30 and valid until September 17th, 2017. Regular registration is $35 per person until race day. Day-of registration is $40 per person. Registration includes race t-shirt, race packet, one beer (must be 21+ for beer) and one admission wristband to the French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm Festival.