At the event


In addition to our costume contest, we have exhibits, giveaways, games and kids activities on the field at Lincoln High.  You can check a SMALL bag of extra clothing at "Gear Check," too.  Refreshments will be available for all finishers.  

PLEASE REMEMBER:  For safety purposes, all bags larger than a football may be searched at the field entrances.


Bib numbers and t-shirt (if purchased) will be available for pick-up on site at the event at Lincoln High School field beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.  The field is located in downtown Portland on SW 16th between SW Salmon and SW Jefferson Streets


You'll be ready to run and to party afterwards with a Chad Dowling Productions DJ providing music at the event on the Lincoln field.


Please help us have a safe event.  Wearing headphones is discouraged.  Bicycles, skateboards, unicycles,  strollers,  in-line and roller skates and dogs/pets should be left at home.  Open to RUNNERS only who can maintain a minimum 14 minute per mile pace. This is NOT a walking event. Please do not run back along the parade route during the run or after its completion.

PLEASE NOTE:  Safety searches of any bag larger than the size of a football will take place at the field entrances. Plan accordingly - the following items will not be allowed inside the field area: Coolers, glass, alcohol, large bags or closed containers, weapons, chains, baseball bats, stakes, tobacco products, illegal substances.


The Starlight Run is a Fun Run, with no official results produced or published.  There is an official clock at the start and finish line displaying the time from the official "horn" start of the event.  Check your watches as you start and finish for your personal finish time.


Be prepared for warm summer evening weather.  Due to the nature of being on the parade route, no water stations are available on-course.  Most of the downtown route is in the shade of tall buildings as the sun sets behind Portland's West Hills.  Please bring your own full water bottle if you need personal hydration on the 5k course.  Water will be available post-event at the finish festivities. 


Costume contest participants must adhere to "tasteful" criteria standards.   Please remember that this is a family event and plan your costume for a "G (general)" audience.  

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