LUCKYTHON TOP AREA EVENT ON MARCH 14
The event is in its 4th year, and is drawing a sizable crowd. The morning-only event features plenty of competition - and still, its purpose is Fun, Competition, & Fitness. A new drawing will makes its debut on March 14 - each participant will have an equal chance at the 'prize money.' This portion of the event happens right before the race, but participants will not know who captures the 'prizes' until the race is over. more info
JULY 4 FREEDOMTHON MORNING 5K RUN IN BEAVERTON
Andie Proskus opens the Freedomthon by singing the National Anthem. Andie, and 100's more participated in the event in Beaverton, Oregon. The roads are completely closed - Beaverton's police force makes sure the event has no cars on the roads. Runners enjoy this kind of event, especially on July 4, which is the second busiest running day of the year. Come carry a flag across the finish line. more info
OREGON HALF MARATHONS TURNS INTO A SERIES
2015 brings us the Spring Half, Summer Half, and the Fall Half Marathons. The events are held in the farming communities of Marion County, Clackamas County, and Washington County. If 13.1 miles is your favorite event, sign up for the trio of Half Marathons. more info
NEW 4TH OF JULY EVENT AT THE GOLF COURSE
Let Freedom Ringathon 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, kids races, and fireworks. Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro, Oregon hosts the July 4th event. Something for those who want Fun, Competition, and Fitness. The events start in the morning, but most running events are in the evening - and under the fireworks! more info
HALLOWEENATHON BRINGS OUT THE BEST
Meriwether Golf Course is the place to be on October 31. Exciting 5k, 10k, Kidathon, and Kids timed 1-Mile Run. Run on the golf cart paths and part of the fairways. Capture photos of yourself with others who are dressed for the part. Everyone receives the Halloweenathon medal! more info
THANKSGIVING MORNING 5K & 10K
The day we run! Make room for more Thanksgiving dinner by running your 'event of the year.' Bridgeport Village, Oregon's most spectacular shopping experience, hosts the annual event near Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the race and all the events on this morning of Fun, Competition, and Fitness. more info
Uberthons is an event management & timing company bringing to you the "thons" events and other special events. The series of events are presented as a way for you to keep active and strong. Learn to Eat Right, Exercise Right. Be rewarded for your effort!
My family has never been very physically fit, and over time, developed some unhealthy eating habits, so we wanted to change something. As we contemplated this decision, we decided to find some type of exercise that we enjoyed. Personally, I tried to fit in some exercise when convenient, but it was not helping much. Then, we found Uberthons. One of my first and most memorable races was the Oregon Turkeython November 22, 2012. As I ran, I could feel myself losing energy, and my legs turning into lead; but, I persevered. I finished with a time of 39:49 for a 5k. This was not my ideal time, but it was somewhere to start. Since then, I have continued to run Uberthons races, and worked to become healthier.The combination of running and new eating habits have resulted in a new-found confidence, and over 70 pounds of weight loss! This amazing process has inspired me to want to help others change their lifestyle, and find happiness. Rachel P., high school senior, Canby, Oregon.
WHAT KIND OF KIDS PROGRAMS DOES UBERTHONS OFFER?
Kids are very special to Uberthons. Uberthons would do just about any kind of program you can think of to help kids learn to be fit when they are kids; they will practice proper nutrition and exercise techniques as they get older. Uberthons offers a jogathons program for elementary schools. The UberJogathon program consists of two components - a registration system designed to help bring in much more in donations than any other system, and an automatic lap-counting system that helps teachers and parents. RFID timing chips are used to provide the automatic lap-count making kids feel like they are part of a world-class event! READ THIS ARTICLE
In addition, bring your kids to any event that has an Uberthons Kidathon Race, and the kids race for free. Some are 1-mile, and some are 1/4-mile. Big kids, little kids. Bring them to get them excited about running while they are young. Then, purchase a kids medal at the end of the race, and watch your kids eyes light up!
WHAT KIND OF 'BLING' IS OFFERED AT THE EVENTS?
The events spend resources on the medals and neck ribbons, so shirts are uncommon with the thons events - of course except for the Half Marathons and Marathons. Participants agree - the medals are fantastic, and they would rather have a medal than 'another' shirt to go on the pile. Yes, everyone gets a medal. The overall winners of the races, and the last person to finish. Yes, even for a 5k race. We hope the medals motivate you to continue, or to begin, your active lifestyle.
CAN WE HAVE AN UBERTHONS EVENT IN OUR AREA?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone in America were fit! Uberthons thinks so, too. If your company would like to adopt Uberthons events as part of your company strategy to improve employee fitness, Contact us, and we will talk about your desires.
If you are a healthcare company in Oakland, Chicago, or even in Minnetonka, send us a note. We know you have a mandate to improve membership opportunities for America to become more fit through the Affordable Care Act - we have read it, too! We can help, or we can be the model. Contact us, and we will begin with you today. It is no secret to us that employees can receive a substantial rebate check if the healthcare company, or the corporate office, offers a sustainable program for fitness. A program can be developed that will allow a member to run four or five 5k or 10ks in a year to become eligible for the rebate. A healthier America is a better America, and money is saved by the business and by the healthcare company! Article
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MODA HEALTH AND OHSU JOIN UBERTHONS EVENTS
We welcome MODA Health employees and members to the 2015 running events. You join with many employees of Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) - and other Uberthoners - who strive to be healthy by Eating Right & Exercising Right. We call this Living Right. We thank OHSU and MODA Health employees and customers for choosing Uberthons events.
UBERTHONS TEAMS WITH RANDY GRANT
Randy Grant, professor of economics at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, is starting a new class in 2015 - Economics of Running. The students in the class will attend and help manage all aspects of running events that Uberthons manages. The students will learn from the bottom up the many facets of an event. Designing and ordering medals, timing results and equipment, registration systems, photos, after-event food bars, announcing names as runners finish, websites, social media, promotion, and partnering with companies like Providence, OHSU, and Road Runner Sports. Professor Grant has co-written several books, including “The Economics of Intercollegiate Sports” and “The Evolution of Economic Thought.” Professor Grant currently teaches sports economics, macroeconomics, history of economic thought, and the January Term course in Environmental Studies (Aboriginal/Environmental Economics in Australia). On Saturday mornings, Randy and his wife Susie can be seen at most Uberthons events.
MELANOMA WALK AND HEALTH FAIR
Uberthons will be at the Melanoma Walk and Health Fair to Support Melanoma Research on May 30th at Wallace Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. The AIM for the CURE Northwest Melanoma Walk will benefit ongoing research to find the cure for melanoma. Stephanie Heilman, race director, is an Uberthoner, and is excited about Uberthons part in the event. The event is not a timed event, but it will be fun with arches, flags, music, and those things that make a great event. MORE INFO