Sam Day 5K and Kids Run

13840 NW Cornell Rd
Portland, OR 97229

Running > 1k, 5k

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The Sam Day 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run is a unique, inspirational event benefiting the Sam Day Foundation with the purpose of funding better treatments for rare pediatric cancers, and life-giving experiences for kids with cancer. 

This year's event will be held on Saturday, June 27th in the evening. Sam battled a rare bone cancer for six years, and passed away just one week before his freshman year at Sunset High School. In the spirit of Sam Day, this run is sure to be a high energy, fun, inclusive and meaningful event for all runners, volunteers and party goers.

The run will begin and end at Sunset High School. As you make your way through Sam’s neighborhood, you’ll be cheered on and encouraged by dozens of spectators, sounds, music and messages along the way. Bring your friends and family to the post run party for some music, awards and of course, party treats!

Sam would have been 19 on June 23rd, so we recognize his birthday and celebrate future birthdays for kids with rare cancer. The 5K route is on pavement and weaves through closed neighborhood streets and pathways. Registration info and volunteer sign-ups can be found at

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