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2021 Gresham Lilac Run

Starts Saturday May 8th, 2021

Gresham, OR

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Description

Ready to run year three of the Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union? We can hardly wait!


Why Run THIS Race? 


When you sign up for the Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, ALL race proceeds go directly to Family of Friends Mentoring. This group is a local non-profit that works with kids and families all over East Multnomah County by pairing kids with volunteer adult mentors. Research overwhelmingly demonstrates that kids who have more positive adults in their lives are more successful in work, play, life and love.   Unfortunately, kids and families from low-income backgrounds often have less access to the healthy adult attention they desire. Family of Friends focuses on creating a community of adult support around kids to help them thrive.  Through individual and family-style mentoring,  volunteers partner with parent/guardians to spend time once a week with a young person, doing fun activities of their choice. Through these weekly activities,  mentors encourage kids to become future-oriented, build grit and persistence, and learn to integrate their emotions with their interpersonal skills. Even more, kids build a trusted relationship with another adult outside school and home, who is on their team.


Course Information


Each course will begin and end at Main City Park with our signature community celebration including post-race beer or punch, coffee and pancakes! Course maps and details will be coming soon. The 5K event will be held on Saturday, May 8 and the 10K and half marathon on Sunday, May 9. We are taking these measures to best accommodate socially distanced safety precautions. 


As of 11/18/20 we plan to host this event in person following whatever state guidelines and restrictions will be set by the State of Oregon, the City of Gresham and the Oregon Health Authority. Notification of this event switching to a virtual event will take place April 1, 2021. Full refunds will NOT be granted. Partial refunds will be refunded to each participant based on their course length. 


5K participants will receive a $5 refund.
10K participants will receive a $10 refund. 
Half marathon participants will receive a $15 refund. 


All funds are donated directly to race beneficiary, Family of Friends Mentoring. Participants can opt out of refunds and choose to keep all funding with the race beneficiary. 


 


FREE Little Lilac Run


The Little Lilac Run is back again as well! This is a FREE event for kids 12 and under. Each kid will receive a runner bib, medal and of course post-race pancakes and juice. Please email [email protected] with each child's name and age you would like to register for this event. There will be a Little Lilac Run on both 5/8 & 5/9 to accommodate parents that are running the events planned for each day beginning at 11:30 am! 


Event Sponsorship


We are thrilled to host Unitus Community Credit Union for the third year in a row as our presenting sponsor. A big thank you to Unitus Community Credit Union for making this event possible year after year!


Many thanks to our other three-year event patrons, our bronze sponsor Konell Construction & Demolition Corporation and partner sponsor Migration Brewing! 


 


Interested in sponsoring the Gresham Lilac Run? Please email [email protected] to be a part of year three as we go bigger than ever before!

Race Distances

Price Register
The Gresham Lilac Run - Virtual Runner $30.00 until Register »
The Gresham Lilac Run - Half Marathon $70.00 until Register »
The Gresham Lilac Run - 10K $45.00 until Register »
The Gresham Lilac Run - 5K $35.00 until Register »
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Start Location

219 S Main Avenue, Gresham, OR

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