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Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Registration is Now Open!

Race Dates and LocationsRegistration is Now OPEN for the 2014
$5 5K Run/Walk Series!


You may register Online or in person at any Portland Parks Community Center location.

#421170 - May 18 - Fernhill Park

#421171 - June 15 - Lents Park

#421172 - July 13 - Gabriel Park

#421173 - August 17 - Laurelhurst Park

#421174 - September 14 - Westmoreland Park

#421175 - October 19 - Pier Park

2014 Race Dates are Set

Race dates for the 2014 $5 5K Series have been set! We look forward to another excellent season. Thank you to all who participated last year! We hope to see you agian, along with some bright new faces, at our 2014 events. We are proud to announce that in September you will see the return of Westmorland Park! Other race dates and locations include:

  • May 18 – Fernhill Park
  • June 15 – Lents Park
  • July 13 – Gabriel Park
  • August 17 – Laurelhurst Park
  • September 14 – Westmorland
  • October 19 – Pier Park

Open Registration begins Monday, January 13th at 5:30am. We have increased the number of available spots - thank you for your valuable input. Space fills up quickly for these popular races; don't be left out! You may register directly from the Portland Parks and Recreation $5 5K Series website or in person at any Portland Parks Community Center location.

Another BIG announcement is on the way! Check back soon.

2013 Race Dates are Set

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$5 5k ad for 2013We are just days into 2013 and we have some fantastic news to share with you. Race dates have been set for the 2013 $5 5k Series! We are so thankful to the over 2,000 runners and walkers that came out last year to make our first racing season so successful and we are super excited for what 2013 will bring.

You’ll notice that we have a couple of new courses this year at Fernhill, Sellwood, and Laurelhurst Parks, as well as some favorites from last year at Lents, Gabriel, and Pier Parks. We tried to space the races equitably throughout our parks system as well as preserve the uniqueness that each course offers. Race dates include:

  • May 19 – Fernhill Park
  • June 9 – Lents Park
  • July 14 – Gabriel Park
  • August 11 – Laurelhurst Park
  • September 22 – Sellwood Park
  • October 20 – Pier Park

So, challenge your friends, family, or co-workers to finish a 5k race (or six!) with you this season and make 2013 your best year yet! Registration is now available, see our registration page for details.

Our First Post

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Columbia Park Runners 2012Welcome to our blog!

We'll be updating you with stories, tips, articles, and more. Hope you like it!

To celebrate our first post, here's a photo from our very first $5 5k race at Columbia Park this past May. We had a great turn out and the weather couldn't have been more beautiful (for a Portland spring day).

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