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June 22, 2015
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The Spirit of Portland Award Winning
MLK DREAM RUN Weekend Celebration!
MORE THAN A DREAM
Run, Walk, Volunteer or Donate
June 23, 2015---The MLK Dream Run is back for its 4th consecutive year on Sunday Aug 2nd 2015. Last year’s weekend celebration attracted over 1500 event attendees, runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers. The event is put on by the N/NE Business Association in collaboration with Flossin Media and AV Rentals
The MLK Dream Run Weekend Celebration will kick off on Sat August 1st with an opening celebratory showcase which features: Kids entertainment from 12pm-3pm featuring musicians, face painting, magicians, water games and dance performances. From 3pm-5pm we will ramp it up for tweens to young adult crowd with upbeat entertainment and finish out the day from 5pm-9pm with dignitary speeches and Tribute to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, dance performance tributes and live music that will have the crowd dancing. There will be food, a beer garden, raffle prizes opportunities and lots of FUN!! The event is FREE but Donations will be accepted at the Gate.
The On Sunday, August 2nd we will hold 3 USATF Sanctioned chip-timed races; 5k, 10k and 15k Geoff Hollister Tribute Race. Race starts at 7am and post-race festivities continue through 3pm. All runners will be rewarded with a Swag bag with discounts and goodies; a complimentary grilled cheese sandwich provided by Dave’s Killer Bread and Tillamook Cheese; a Widmer Brothers beer, and a free raffle ticket to win prizes from local business.
Making a Difference in Our Communities
All proceeds go to the NNEBA Fellows youth entrepreneur career leadership program designed to help youth improve and expand skills that come from operating successful businesses and and use these skills to secure opportunities for better employment, higher education and contributing to their communities.
For More info please contact NNEBA @503-841-5032 or email info@MLKDreamrun.org
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Hailei Aberson-Holford NNEBA Fellow 2013-2014