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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Information for the Upcoming 2016 MLK Dream Run Sunday September 25

 

Race Start and Finish Location

5125 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, Oregon 97211    Direction Map

This is an open lot  on the corner of NE MLK and Alberta Street- You will see tenting and staging set up on the lot. 

   ***Runners who haven't picked up their bibs prior to Sunday Morning will need to arrive by 6am to ensure timely registration.

Race Distantances Fees and Course Maps

5k fun run/walk-  $40

  • This is a Run/ Walk, Click Link For Detailed MAP of the 5k Course Map

10k chip-timed run-  $55 ---

  • This is a USATF Certified Course  Click Link For Detailed MAP of the 10K Course Map                                      

15k chip-timed run-$65 Geoff Hollister Tribute competitive race- Learn more about Geoff Hollister

  • This is a USATF Certified Course  Click Link For Detailed MAP of the 15k Course Map

 

  • As in the past three years, this will be a SIDEWALK Race, except for the Start, which will be closed to allow for the crowd to thin out and leaders to set the pace. 
  • Please STAY ON THE SIDEWALK DURING YOUR RUN- this is the course that has been measured by the USATF Certification Representative

 

Run of Show For the Day

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2015
Gates: open at 6:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 6:45 am
Race: Staggered Start at 7:00 am 15k  7:10am 10K and & 7:20 am 5K
Awards & prizes post race festivities: 8:00 -11:00 am

  •  Display booths
  •  Music & Entertainment (Also along course)
  •  Water and snacks including:
    • Delicious Tillamook Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Dave's Killer Bread
    • A refreshing  Widmer Brew  for participants who are 21 older
      • Water and other beverages  will be available for for all participants
  • ​Winners will receive First Place Medals and their Weight in Widmer Brothers Beer 

Amenities for Racers In Start Area

  • Runners Concierges Tent - Acupuncture, massage, stretching
  • Porta-Potties Sanitation facilities
  • Bike and Bag Storage Area
  • First Aid Safety Station (Stations also on course)-- Bike Medics will be following run participants along the route.
  • Entertainment Stage featuring local musicians, and special addresses
  • Vendors from the local community, please visit their booths for special prizes and fun
  • Raffle prizes for all- your bib has a raffle number on it, please tear it off and drop into bowl at On site Registration table

 
Amenities Adjacent to Start Area

  • The Soul District Commercial Corridors - MLK Jr. Blvd, Williams Avenue, Mississippi Avenue, and NE 33rd Avenue all run North and South and Killingsworth St, Alberta St, Freemont St and Russell St all run East and West.  All of these Commercial Corridors are only a few blocks from the Start and finish area and have a Pleathora great restaraunts, shops and entertainment for you to round our your day
  • Public Transportation: There are several Bus Stops close to the Start and Finish Line: for trip planning please use the following address to navigate your way to the event

 

NNEBA Youth Entrepreneur Program Helps Young People 16-26 Develop Pathways to Success

Sponsors

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Soul Force

Let Freedom Ring

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