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Starlight Run

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Join the FUN Run!

Be there on Saturday, June 1!

Only the Festival could put so much fun into a run! Portland’s most popular Fun Run is cheered by more than 250,000 spectators who line the 3.1-mile Starlight Parade route to see the costumed competition up close. With more than 5,000 runners projected for this year’s event, the Starlight Run is not only the largest Fun Run in Oregon, but also the most entertaining – with participants vying not only to break the tape, but to claim prizes (and bragging rights) for best individual and group costumes.

If you would like to do a fun-run in front of tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators on the streets of downtown Portland, here’s your only chance all year!


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Everyone who registers for the Starlight Run will receive a coupon attached to his or her bib number for a meal at local area Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants. Restrictions may apply.

Official Starlight Run Website

Costume Contest

Start planning your winning costume now! Top prizes TBA for the individual adult category. The theme of the 2019 Portland Rose Festival is Let’s Festival!

Souvenir T-Shirt

A special edition Starlight Run t-shirt is available in limited quantities. Please order early if you would like a t-shirt!