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Albertina Kerr's 19th Annual Race for the Roses Returns April 2, 2017 - 03/01/17

PORTLAND, OR (March 1, 2017) --The 19th annual Albertina Kerr Race for the Roses 5K, 10K and half marathon races returns to Portland Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center. Albertina Kerr's Race for the Roses is one of the few races in Portland where 100% of the net profits support a local non-profit.

In addition to giving back to the community, all participants of the 5K, 10K and half marathon will enjoy an after race party inclusive of mimosas, food, music, massages and more. This year's course has changed and will start and finish at the Oregon Convention Center, run along Interstate Avenue to Overlook Park, cross the Broadway Bridge, and continue through scenic Northwest Portland.

Race for the Roses is a family-friendly event that welcomes people of all ages and anyone from beginner to expert runners. All those who cross the finish line will receive a fresh rose and a handmade finisher's medal from Albertina Kerr's Port City employment program. Port City provides career and social support for adults with developmental disabilities from Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

"Whether you race, run, walk or cheer, Albertina Kerr's Race for the Roses is a great occasion to be part of the community while supporting a great cause," said Jeff Carr, Albertina Kerr CEO. "As a long-standing Portland tradition, we're looking forward to another great race in support of children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges," said Carr.

Registration is available online through March 31, 2017. To learn more about The Albertina Kerr Race for the Roses and register, visit www.RacefortheRoses.org


About Albertina Kerr
Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives.

For more information about Albertina Kerr, call 503-239-8101 or visit www.albertinakerr.org

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