Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 19, 2018! 
Yes, Mama Marla's has been rejuvenated for 2018!      Celebrating 17 Years!!!   

With the support of many in 2017, we purchased gifts for 226 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)
We continue to grow in numbers!  In 2017, we were over the 150 mark in participants!  We are so excited that this event continues to grow!

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!

2017 Event Supporters:
Mid-American Auction, Inc.
Browerville Lions
Browerville NHS
Central Minnesota Credit Union - Long Prairie
Long Prairie Packing
Capitol Lien Records & Research, Inc.