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4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX 2017

October 12
Tom McCall Waterfront Park
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The 4K 4Charity is a 4km (2.49 mile) course that 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.

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!

Early Bib Pick Up

Pick up your bib on Monday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 11 from 11-1pm. Participants can pick up one bib for themselves, or multiple bibs for their peers. T-shirts will also be available for anyone that registered early. Avoid the lines on event day, and swing by our early bib pick up at the following locations:

October 9 – AWS Elemental: 1320 SW Broadway (Lobby)

October 11 – Karl Miller Center – PSU campus: 631 SW Harrison St, Portland, OR 97201 (Lobby)

AFTER-PARTY 

A couple things to expect at our post-run afterparty…

Raffle – Winners will be announced at 4:30 (you must be present to win). Thanks to all of our in-kind sponsors for their generous donations.

Food and beverages – Complimentary coffee, Kombucha, and beer (must be over 21 and show valid ID)

Koi Fusion Food Truck – Full menu will be available for purchase!

… and a few other surprises we won’t share just yet!

 


ABOUT 4K 4CHARITY FUN RUN SERIES

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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Why the 4K 4Charity is more important than ever

Posted by TAO on September 27, 2017. View the original post here.

This week’s TAO Blog Post comes to us from Adam Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Leyard and Planar.

I attended the public memorial service for Elemental Technologies co-founder, Sam Blackman earlier in September. To say Sam had an impact on Portland is a dramatic understatement. Nearly 1,000 people were there to pay tribute to a man whose boundless energy, relentless optimism, a balance of confidence and humility, youthful authenticity, and true Oregonian spirit made him special to everyone who encountered him. Many of us knew Sam personally and remain deeply saddened by the loss, but after the memorial, I have a renewed sense of purpose to help carry forward his legacy, and I call on other Oregon business leaders to do the same.

You see, Sam was not only a businessman and entrepreneur but also a true-blue Oregonian who advocated passionately for Portland’s schools, for the environment and for diversifying Oregon’s tech industry. His focus on giving to and bettering his community was part of the genesis for the 4K 4Charity Fun Run, which, along with many area businesses, Elemental hosts each year (now in its fourth year).

The Fun Run, now a series of runs and walks held in Portland, Las Vegas and Amsterdam – is incredibly important to the local communities and gives 100% of its proceeds to local non-profits that support increased diversity and inclusion initiatives. This is why Leyard and Planar have been so heavily involved since the event’s inception, and this year, we are increasing our commitment in the spirit of carrying on Sam’s philanthropic legacy.

Sam, Elemental and the many sponsors aren’t just looking for token acknowledgment. Portland is a town that sees through that. We want real change for our kids and future generations. I have two elementary aged boys, just like Sam, and I want their hometown to provide all it can for them and those who need special services. I’m so proud of the work Elemental and so many others have done since this run series started – more than $450,000 USD in gross proceeds have benefited non-profit organizations. That is an effort worth furthering!

I call on all Portland-area business leaders to get involved in this effort – and more! There is so much we as the tech business community can do to impact change, as Sam did. Give your employees support and encouragement to step away from the office early on October 12 and come down to the Fun Run. The benefit to your business will be clear in the appreciation your people will have for being part of a movement that gives and gives and gives.

I’m inspired, motivated and more ready than ever to take up the mantle Sam Blackman laid out: to embrace every opportunity to make a difference in our community. Are you with me?

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

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Why the 4K 4Charity is more important than ever

Posted by TAO on September 27, 2017. View the original post here.

This week’s TAO Blog Post comes to us from Adam Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Leyard and Planar.

I attended the public memorial service for Elemental Technologies co-founder, Sam Blackman

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I didn’t start out a runner, but I needed a way to escape. I’m fortunate that I live in the Bay Area near the Golden Gate Bridge and reaching the bridge became my motivation. I started slow. First with a short walk, then running just a mile.


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