PEACEHEALTH Race to Equality
Join us for the 3rd Annual Race to Equality 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & 135 Mile Challenge to bring awareness to racial inequality while raising funds to support scholarships to the African American community.
Following WWII, America’s cold war with Russia heated up and the Space Race began. Behind the scenes were many women of color. These “Hidden Figures” made famous by the book and subsequent movie, paved the way for many first achievements for Women in Science, especially women of color. Join us as we explore the lives of Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Christine Darden, pioneers at NASA and in their fields, and their inspiration for many generations of young women.
This year we’ve added a Hidden Figures 135 Mile Challenge, 1 mile for each year these women worked for NASA. These women were fearless in their pursuit of a better life, recognition within the science community, and equality for women in the workplace. Run, Bike, or walk 135 miles during the month of February to honor their dedication and sacrifice.
Each runner or walker will receive an official Race to Equality finishers’ technical shirt, a 4’ medal, a BUFF, and a SWAG Bag.
The cost will be $55, $10 will be donated to the Portland Chapter of Links to support education and provide scholarships to local young adults of color in Portland and Vancouver. If 1000 people register, we will donate $10,000.
Overall and age group awards will be provided to top finishers and all runners/walkers will receive a finishers’ certificate.
Date: Race distance must be completed by February 28th.
Saturday, February 5th, 10 AM - 6 PM
Foot Traffic Vancouver
305 SE Chkalov Drive #122
Vancouver, WA 98683
Additional Packet Pickup Times:
WHY Racing Events Warehouse
1108 NE 146th Street, Ste J
Vancouver, WA 98685
Tuesday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Out of town participants will have their packets mailed out on the week of 1/29/22
Founded in November 1946, The Links is one of the oldest volunteer service organizations in the United States, comprised of more than 16,000 professional women of African descent; it has 292 chapters in 41 states. Chartered in November 1957, The Portland Chapter of the Links Incorporated focuses on programs that address educational enhancement, civic engagement, and cultural enrichment.
The Links raises funds to award scholarships to deserving high school seniors each year. Funds are also raised to support transformational programming. The Links has five facets or program dimensions that guide its community service work each year: The Arts, Services to Youth, National Trends & Services, International Trends & Services, and Health & Human Services. Chapters decide whether they will have one facet (Single), two facets (Integrated), or all five facets (Umbrella) implement programs. Beginning in 2012, The Portland Chapters' five facets will coalesce their work around the Umbrella Program, HER = Having Equal Rights. The United Nations cites that women, as human beings have a right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination, to be educated, to own property, to vote, and to earn a fair and equal wage. The Portland Chapter will work for a safer and equitable future for women and girls, shaping and molding attitudes and behaviors for the next generation. We are linked in a chain of action.
For more information about the Portland Chapter of the Links, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated, please visit the following websites:
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