Sunday, September 25th, 2022 Directions
We are bringing back the Sam Day 5K!
Countdown to Race Day
End your 37-Mile Challenge with the a 5K on September 25th!

Sam Day 5K and 37-Mile Challenge

$45 Registration ends September 24, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Walk, Run, Ride, or Roll 37 Miles during the month of September!

37-Mile Challenge Only

$35 Registration ends September 30, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Sign the Kids up for the Kids Run to complete their challenge!

Kids Run

$20 Registration ends September 24, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12 and under.

The Sam Day 5K + 37-Mile Challenge! 

BOTH events will be held in September 2022 

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and we are creating a bundle of energy around the cause we care so deeply about. Want to join us? 
Register to participate in our month-long challenge and complete 37 miles of running (or walking, riding, rolling..just moving!). Then come to our 5K on Sunday, September 25th at 8:30am and enjoy our amazing community of supporters for a fun family event, including a 1K Kids Run.

Sam Day 5K

Sunday, September 25th 8:30am at Sunset High School

Originally launched in 2018, the Sam Day 5K is a high-energy community event on the west end of Portland, Oregon. After a two-year COVID break, we’re bringing it back! Runners, walkers and rollers will begin on the Sunset High School track, making your way through Sam Day’s neighborhood while friendly residents cheer you on. You can’t participate in this event without a little bit of feel-good awesomeness when you cross the finish line. 

The 2022 Sam Day 5K will take place on Sunday, September 25th with an 8:30am start time. It is a chip-timed race on an official 5K course. 

37-Mile Challenge

Walk, run, ride or roll 37 miles in the month of September. Honestly, you can move your body in whatever way you wish, anywhere in the country. The goal is to bring awareness and resources to childhood cancer. Kids with cancer need us to make some noise and ignite hope. Let’s make it fun and impactful. 

Why 37? Sam’s favorite number was 37 because he claimed it was the “forgotten number” (yes, he was a quirky kid). SDF uses the forgotten number because we want to draw attention to the forgotten cancers, the ones that don’t get as much research attention. 

1K Kids Run

The Kids Run is for ages 12 and under and will take place at Sunset High School at 9am on Sunday, September 25th. Kids will enjoy a fun 1K course through the Sunset High School track and field.

More about the Sam Day Foundation and what we are doing to help kids with cancer can be found here: 

Family Discount - Register 3 or more family members for a discounted rate. 

Register by August 15th for early bird pricing and to guarantee your choice of t-shirt size!


Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor for the Sam Day Challenge events, check out all the details here!

Become a Team Captain!

Sam Day Challenge Team Incentives

Become a Team Captain! Earn prizes!

Multiply your Sam Day Foundation support by adding people to your team. The more participants you have, the more SWAG you accumulate! 

Forming a team is the easiest and best way to impact our mission - so kids with cancer can survive and live well.

Register and create a team today! 

*Team members do not have to sign up for the same event or distance.
*Earned incentives will be given to Team Captains at packet pick up.
*Final team counts will close on September 30, 2022. Any additional Team Captains who qualify after the 5K will be contacted to arrange incentive pick up or delivery.

Packet and T-Shirt Pick Up

Packet pick up will be held at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store, 14100 NW Science Park Dr., Portland, OR  97229.

Columbia is donating passes to their Company Employee Store for all Sam Day Challenge Participants and a percentage of those sales will be donated back to Sam Day Foundation. Passes are included in Packet Pickup.

Pick up Challenge T-shirts and stickers ONLY (5K bibs will be available later in the month):

Thursday, September 8, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. - Noon

Pick up complete Challenge packet (t-shirt, sticker, 5K bib):

Friday, September 23, 4-7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25 (RACE DAY), opens at 7 a.m. - At Sunset High School


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Advocate Sponsor
Supporter Sponsor
Sunset High School
Sam Day 5K Route

Sunset High School


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