Mama Marla's Hike it or Bike it is a charity event that has been held every year in my hometown of Long Prairie since 2001. The event originally started as a way to help train people for Grandma's marathon in Duluth, but it has evolved into a fundraiser to buy gifts for less fortunate children around Christmas time. Just last year they raised enough money to buy gifts for over 170 kids!

The event has something for people of every skill level.
- 5K fun Walk/Run
-5K or 10K Timed Run
-15.5 mile Fun Bike Ride
-Duathalon (2 mile run, 15 mile bike ride, 1 mile run)

This year's event happens this coming Saturday, May 14th. Registration is at 9:00 AM and all events kick off just after 10 AM. You can register online here or show up and get registered the day of.

Also, there is spaghetti after the event, its worth it to join in just for that!

For all the info on Mama Marla's check out their website by clicking here!