4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2017

October 12
Tom McCall Waterfront Park

The 4K 4Charity will take place on October 12 at 3:00 pm. The 4km (2.49 mile) course starts and ends under the Burnside bridge, and runs along the Willamette River. Our beautiful waterfront course is ADA accessible and suitable for all ages and athletic abilities. Register by September 18 and receive a complimentary participant shirt.

With support from local businesses and the Portland technology community, this event unifies Portland and encourages giving back. Participants and sponsors can expect an afternoon filled with activities, local food and drink, and of course, exercise!


The deadline for sponsorship commitments is August 25. View or download the package here. All sponsorship inquiries can be directed to Kate Incerto at [email protected].


The 4km (2.49-mile) run and walk is held annually in Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Portland. All proceeds benefit nonprofit organizations that support increased diversity and inclusion initiatives. The 4K 4Charity Fun Run is unique in that 100% of individual registration fees are donated directly to our nonprofit partners. Since the inaugural 4K 4Charity Fun Run event took place at IBC in 2014, the series has raised more than $450,000 USD in gross proceeds for nonprofit organizations and attracted nearly 4,000 participants.

Beneficiary Partners

KairosPDX works to eliminate the prolific racial achievement and opportunity gaps by cultivating confident, creative, compassionate leaders. Our vision is to engage and empower historically under-served children ages 0-10 and their families.

Rosemary Anderson High School is community-based alternative school for students who are not succeeding in the public school setting. RAHS provides open-door year round access to the “last chance” to complete a high school education, and is currently achieving a 90% graduation rate amongst students who enroll and attend classes.

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Getting Ready for 4K 4Charity: What You Need To Know

Thank you for registering for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2016. It’s time to get ready for an afternoon of fun, exercise and charitable giving in beautiful downtown Portland, all in support of Rosemary Anderson High School. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for tomorrow’s run/walk:

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge

Directions: The starting line is located at the Naito Legacy Fountain under the Burnside Bridge. For those of you who participated last year, note that the starting line has moved from the Hawthorne Bridge to the Burnside Bridge. Click here to load directions in Google Maps.

Bib pick-up: On-site bib pick-up begins at 1:30 pm at the starting line. Print your ticket from Eventbrite and bring it with you for a faster check-in. If you’re running or walking with a team, one individual is welcome to pick up bibs for the whole team.

Bag check: Secure bag storage will be available near the starting line. Please use the tag at the top of your bib to check your belongings.

After-party: Join us under the covered pavilion for the complimentary 4K 4Charity after-party! Enjoy beer, wine and food from local vendors such as Deschutes Brewery, Union Wine Co., Blue Star Donuts and Por Que No, participate in a special raffle and take pictures with your colleagues at the photo wall.

Encourage your friends and family to register and support. For those who can’t leave work early or simply don’t want to run, a donation only option is available at registration. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


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