Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20, 2017! Celebrating 16 Years!!!
With the support of many in 2016, we purchased gifts for 185 children in Todd County, MN. Thank you!!
It all started in 2001...I wanted to help a couple of friends with some training they needed to do to get ready for Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. For practice, they ran a half-marathon, starting in Long Prairie, MN to my home in Clotho. With the assistance of my daughter and a friend, a snack, water, and some kind words were given to the runners in route to the finish line! Upon completion, I served them some lemonade, spaghetti, and a heap of encouragement for the up-coming Grandma's race!
After running Grandma's, they came to me with an idea...to organize a fundraiser that would help carry out my passion for helping children less fortunate. And so, 'Mama Marla's Hike it or Bike it' began to take shape! Planning got underway the fall of 2001, and in May, 2002, we ran our first organized event with 72 participants! (see 'About Us' to read more on this charitable event)
In 2016, we broke the high-mark of 119 participants in 2011, to having 130+ participants when we celebrated our 15 year anniversary! We were so excited about this!
We have an event for everyone -
See the 'Events' page for more details!
- 5k (3.1 miles) Fun Walk/Run
- 5k or 10k (6.2 miles) Timed Run
- 15.5 mile Fun Bike Ride
- Duathlon (New Timed Event in 2012 - 2 mile Run, 15.5 mile Bike Ride, 1 mile Run)
2016 Event Supporters:
Mid-American Auction, Inc.
Central Minnesota Credit Union - Long Prairie
Long Prairie Packing
Capitol Lien Records & Research, Inc.