Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech
Benefiting Youth Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.
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Information for the Upcoming 2017 MLK Dream Run Sunday September 23


Race Start and Finish Location


   ***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 
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  • As in the past , this will be a SIDEWALK ONLY Race
  • Please STAY ON THE SIDEWALK DURING YOUR RUN- this is the course that has been measured by the USATF Certification Representative


Date: Sunday, September 23, 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


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


Vault of Opportunity

Rise To Majestic Heights

Soul Force


Let Freedom Ring
Kaiser Permanente

Motivational Mile Marker

Pursuit of Happiness

Media Sponsors


The MLK Dream Run is Produced in Collaboration with