There Are Many Ways To Get Involved And Contribute
You can register to run in the competitive 5k, enjoy a 1 mile walk with your family, walk a 5K with family and friends, start a team, fundraise, sleep in, or even become a sponsor of the race. The race is for people of all ages and fitness levels so join us for a to end the cycle of homelessness for these children and their families.
• 5k Walking – Free (All participants that fundraise over $100 will receive a walk t-shirt)
• 1 Mile Family Fun Walk – Free (All participants that fundraise over $100 will receive a walk t-shirt)
• 5K Timed Race - $31 before October 1 - $36 after October 1 (All participants that fundraise over $100 will receive a walk t-shirt)
• The Power Pep Band
• Pumpkin decorating
• Photo booths
• Kid’s Zone
• Face Painting
How Do We Register?
You are in the right place. Navigate back to https://www.crowdrise.com/RacetoEndChildHomelessness2016. Click on the ‘Register button'. Select the only option available, ‘Walk/Run’. Next, choose ‘Join a Team’ or ‘Create a Team’. Finally fill out the information on the forms. After its completion, navigate to your fundraising page and fill in to your liking. Thank you.
What Do We Receive?
For all 2016 Race to End Child Homelessness registrations that fundraise over $100 will receive a race t-shirt. For those participating in the timed 5K run there will be a finisher awards and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for male and female by age group (14 and under, 15-18, 19-40 and 41 years old and older)
Where Is This Thing?
The starting line for the race is right by the information center in the park. If you head east up Belmont and take a right on 69th, you will run into this sign which is where you begin a short walk up to the event.
Can We Have Offline Donations?
YES! You can have the donor send a check to:
New City Initiative
ATTN: Melissa Bloom
1435 NE 81st Ave., Suite 500
Portland, OR 97213
(Please indicate your name and/or team name.)
Where Do I Park?
We suggest parking as close to the entrance on 69th and Yamhill as possible.
May I Register The Morning Of?
Of course! The more the merrier. Just be sure to be at registration, which runs from 7:45-8:45 a.m., to fill out some paperwork.
When Does The Race Start?
9:00 a.m. - 5K Race (Run and Walk) Starts
Will There Be Support On The Course?
We will have water and snack stations along the course and course volunteers along the way will cheer you on and be of assistance.
What If It Is Raining?
We are on rain or shine! Bring an umbrella or rain jacket if needed.
Are Dogs Allowed?
Friendly dogs, on a leash, are welcome to join the fun!
Are Strollers Allowed?
Strollers are permitted, but the course does have narrow trails. If that sounds a bit too challenging, we encourage you to participate in the 1 mile family walk which will stay on paved roads.
Is There A Bag Check?
There is no official bag check.
Can I Use Public Transportation?
Mount Tabor Park is accessible via the #4, #71 and #15 bus lines.
#4 bus lines drops you off at the corner of Division and 60th, walk north on 60th to Salmon for the most direct entrance into the north end of the park (about 7 blocks) or you can enter by the reservoirs and take trails to the main parking lot.
#71 bus line drops you at 60th and Salmon and Salmon becomes the entrance to the Park.
#15 bus lines drops you at 69th and Yamhill. Simply walk up the street to the Mt. Tabor sign and up the hill to the main parking lot.
New City Initiative began in 2010, with the purpose of fostering communities where all people achieve their full human potential. We envision a new community of mutually transformative relationships with communities across the greater Portland area with the power to end the intergenerational cycle of homelessness and poverty.
On any given night in Multnomah County, over 2,000 children experience homelessness either on the streets, in shelter, doubled up with family or friends, at a transitional housing facility or in an apartment paid for by rent assistance. Homelessness and other adverse and traumatic childhood experiences cause these children to face greater barriers and obstacles in their education, employment and relationships.
On October 30, we will be running and walking to end the cycle of homelessness and trauma for these children and their families.