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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Frequently Asked Questions

photo of runners of all ages at a $5 5k race

Will the races fill?
Make sure to register early to secure your spot as our races are very popular.

Can I register on the day of the race?
We have been extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and support that the racing community in Portland has shown us. It is very important to us that the race day experience is positive for all runners. With this in mind, we have chosen to keep the maximum number of registrants for each race at an appropriate level. We allow 25-50 first-come, first-served day of race registrations. Race day registrations close at 8:40am or as soon as spaces are full.

What's the structure of the race?
Each of the races are self contained within the footprint of the park. Each location is different and each park is unique. All locations will feature running on cross country sections as well as finished pathways.

Can I walk or do I have to run?
The 5K Series is for all ages and ability levels. Both runners and walkers are welcome. We ask that slower runners and walkers start towards the back of the pack.

Can I use a jogging stroller for the 5k?
Jogging strollers are allowed on our courses. We do ask that you start toward the back of the pack.

Are dogs allowed in the run?
Dogs are not allowed on the course at this time. Dogs on leashes are welcome in our vendor and activity areas.

Do you still need race volunteers?
We could not offer these races at these rates without our fantastic volunteers! We are always looking for energetic and motivated volunteers to help with our races. Contact us through our contact page if you are interested.

I want to buy a shirt at the race. How much does it cost?
Our new shirts are $10 each. Please bring cash as we do not have a way to safely process check and credit cards.

Have a question that we didn't answer? Contact us.