• Portland’s Party in the Streets!

    The Starlight Run began in 1979 and has grown into the area's largest Fun Run. More than 5500 runners are expected to join the 38th annual event on Saturday evening, June 4, 2016.

  • Costume Contest

    The mother of all costume contests takes place at the Starlight Run. All ages participate in the pre-run contest and win prizes like Alaska Airlines tickets for adult category, concert tickets, and more.


    Grab your friends, family, classmates, or co-workers and spend a summer Saturday evening downtown. Wear costumes (or help judge them), dance to the music, thrill to the applause on the route! You’ll make memories for a lifetime.

Event Date:

Saturday evening, 

June 4, 2016


Every Participant Gets:

  • Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory
  • Glow necklaces and goodies
  • Food & Refreshements
  • Live Music Party
  • Cheers from 250,000 people!
  • Costume-mania!

Costume Contest:

6:30 p.m. pre-judging

5k Run:

7:45 p.m. start


Lincoln High School Field
SW 16th between Salmon & Jefferson


5k (3.1 miles) Running event only - no walk event available.
Through Downtown Portland and along a portion of the PGE/SOLVStarlight Parade route in front of 250,000 cheering spectators!

News & Updates

Costumes and Craziness

The huge costume contest returns with celebrity judges and musical guests. We'll have categories for youth, adults and groups. Bring your best for great prizes awarded by audience applause! This year's theme: "Excessive Celebration."

Check out the contest  

This is the Year!

Kick-off summer fun! Bring your friends, family, co-workers and the rest of the gang and join the fun at the 38th annual Starlight Run. Mark your calendar now to be there Saturday night, June 4, 2016.

Learn More  

It's a Party - all night long!

Enjoy lots of "party" before and after you run! The Brian O'Dell band will entertain on the Lincoln High Field. Food, refreshments, games and fun for all ages.

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Photos credits:  Waz Mix Pix, Gwenn McGill, Steve Zimmerman