The Gresham Lilac Run

Sat April 13, 2019 Gresham, OR US 97030 Directions
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR US 97030

*RACE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. There will NOT be race day sign-ups available this year. Thank you all for tuning into the Gresham Lilac Run, stay tuned for details for 2020! 

REGISTERED participants, packet pickup will be at Gresham City Hall on April 10 and 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Please email to arrange a different pickup time. And yes, you can have a friend pick up your packets.  

Join us for the first City of Gresham 5K, 10K, and half marathon event; The Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union. Each run will begin and end at Gresham City Hall. Each run will incorporate one or more of the hidden gems of our City, Wy' East Way, the Gresham-Fairview Trail, the Spring Water Corridor, and the Gresham Butte Saddle Trail and the Butler Creek Trail. (Course routes are subject to change due to weather and conditions of trails.)

5K - Walk or Running event with time limit of 2 hours.

10K - Running event with time limit of 2.5 hours. 

Half Marathon - Running event with a time limit of 3.5 hours.


ALL racing fees and donations support local non-profit organization, Family of Friends Mentoring. At Family of Friends, they envision a world where every child and family has access to responsive systems that help them live healthy, meaningful and productive lives. Their mission is to build relationships that elevate kids and families and make our community stronger. Family of Friends spun off in summer 2016 and moved to Gresham to bridge the service gap created by recent demographic shifts in the Portland Metro area.  They now work in partnership with the City of Gresham, Multnomah County SUN programs and local school districts and businesses to serve more East County kids than ever before!

To learn more about Family of Friends and the amazing impact they are making on our Gresham community, visit their website and follow them on Facebook. This is an organization with it's only purpose being to serve children and families in our area to create the strongest foundation for our future Gresham communities.

This event will be timed by our community partner Huber Timing, each runner will have a chipped bib. 

A BIG THANK YOU to our event sponsors; 

Premier Sponsor | Unitus Community Credit Union 

Platinum Sponsor | Owens Corning 

And our invaluable Partner Sponsors: Migration Brewing | Core Coffee | Mt Hood Community College | University of Western States | Eastwind Running & Endurance | Konell Construction & Demolition Corp. | Powell Valley Senior Living Center | Marathon Printing, Inc. | NW Canine Cakes | Tailor Johnson NextHome NW Realty | Audio by Claudio 


Frequently asked questions; 

Q1: Is there a course map? A: Please scroll down for course maps. 

Q2: Can I run with a stroller? A: Absolutely! We encourage stroller runners to complete the 5K or 10K, the half marathon has trail terrain that will not work well with a stroller. 

Q3: Are there finisher medals? A: Yes, for all registered participants. Medals will be given to all participants at the finish line who are wearing a visible race bib. If you loose your race bib on the course, please see the City of Gresham tent after the race to receive your medal. 

Q4a & 4b: Can a friend pick-up my race packet? A: Yes!    Q: Can I pick up my packet the day of the event? A: Yes, but we highly encourage everyone to pickup their packets ahead of race day. Packets will be available at the City of Gresham tent from 7am - 7:30am. 

Q5: Where does the race start and end? A: Each course begins and ends at Gresham City Hall. There will be parking in both the front and back lots for all participants. Over flow parking can be found across the Max line at the Trimet parking lot. There is a path for pedestrians to cross the Max Line to the starting line. 

Q6: How come I never made it off the waiting list? A: after we closed the race march 1st, we had over 100 people sign-up for the waiting list. This year we were able to stretch capacity of the event for an additional 50 participants for any course. It was a on a first come, first serve basis. If you did not signup in the allotted time, your wait list invite expired and was offered to the next participant on the list. 

Race Contact Info

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Premier Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Valued Sponsors
5K Course Map
10K Course Map
Half Marathon Course Map

*This course is subject to change based on weather and trail conditions.