Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 18, 2019! 
Celebrating 18 Years!!!  

*Please note:  There are changes for 2019 regarding this event.  See Event page. 

With the support of many in 2018, we purchased gifts for 266 children in Todd County, MN.  That is amazing! 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)
Our participant number continues to be above 100!  Thank you to all who come year-after-year to support this project!

We have an event for everyone -

  • 5k (3.1 miles) or 10k (6.2 miles) Walk/Run
  • 15.5 mile Bike Ride
  • Duathlon (New Event in 2012 - 2 mile Run, 15.5 mile Bike Ride, 1 mile Run)
See the 'Events' page for more details!

2019 Event Supporters:
Mid-American Auction, Inc.
Browerville Lions
Browerville NHS
Central Minnesota Credit Union - Long Prairie
Central Bi-Products - Long Prairie
Sprinkle of Joy Boutique - Browerville