MLK Dream Run 2016

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech
Benefiting Youth Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.
Featuring Music, Food, Entertainment & Professional Chip-Timed Races.

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Sun Sept 25:  Race Day 6am gate open, 7am staggered start

Featuring a 5k, 10k and 15K Geoff Hollister Tribute  

Food & Entertainment 7am-11am

Location: 5125 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211  MAP

(Corner of NE MLK Jr Blvd & NE Alberta Street)  



The Primary Benefactor of the MLK Dream Run is the

NNEBA Fellows Youth Entrepreneurship Program

If you would like to support the NNEBA Fellows Program, please consider walking, running, volunteering or simply donating to the cause. Your contribution is 100 percent tax deductable.       

The NNEBA Fellows, is a program for youth entrepreneurs ranging in ages 18-26. These young people play a primary role in producing this The MLK DreamRun –a  world class USATF sanctioned event.  Operated under the umbrella of the The N/NE  Business Association’s board & its members the primary goals of the NNEBA Fellows program are designed to help disadvantaged youth improve and expand skills that come from operating successful businesses and organizations and use these skills to procure better employment and higher education opportunities. Simultaneously their work plan helps both connect them with the business community while leaving a sustainable and positive impact in the community.     



Check past times and winners and see if you can break their record or improve your own time.


Jordan Welling Finishes the 5k with a Time of 15:03--- avg of 4:41 per mile pace. 


To help with your goals, check out past MLK Dream Run Race Results

 2016 MLK Dream Run Race Results  ( Pending Post Race on Sept 25, 2016)




 2015 MLK Dream Run Race Results




 2014 MLK Dream Run Race Results




2013 Race Results

2013 Race Results



All particpants will receive a 

                                   Dave' Killer Bread

  • Delicious grilled cheese sandwich courtesy of Tillamook Cheese and Dave's Killer Bread
  • An ice cold Brew courtesy of Widmer Bros Brewing ( for those 21 and older)
  • Raffle tickets issued to all participants for chances to win awesome prizes
  • Swag bag full of wonderful discounts
  • Commemorative T-shirt 






Rise To Majestic Heights

Soul Force

Let Freedom Ring

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