Run a 5K in Portland

Mark your calendars and stretch those hammies.

Dozens of people wearing exercise clothing run on a road in front of a starting line.

All Shamrock Run races begin and end at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Photo courtesy of @shamrockpdx

We see you, year-round runners — and we tip our hats to you.

Weather you’re a rain-or-shine jogger or strictly shine-only, you’re bound to find a local 5K (3.1-mile race) that makes you want to lace up your shoes and pound some pavement.

  • Rock Creek Trail parkrun | Every Saturday | Free | Ease into the 5K scene at your own pace with this weekly run.
  • Shamrock Run | Sunday, March 12 | Celebrate the 45th anniversary of this run through downtown Portland.
  • Tabor Challenge | Saturday, April 8 | Race proceeds support scholarships for seniors at Grover Cleveland High School.
  • Starlight Run | Saturday, June 3 | Run the Starlight Parade route in front of ~250,000 spectators.
  • ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk | Gather a team and raise money to support prostate cancer patients and their families.
  • Get Your Rear in Gear | Saturday, Aug. 5 | Join the fight to end colon cancer.
  • Strut Your Kidney | Sunday, Sept. 17 | Celebrate, honor, and raise awareness for children with chronic kidney disease.
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