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Starlight Run Announces New Start Time
And Start Location

Be there on Saturday, June 1!

3.1 miles of fun to take over downtown Portland on June 1, 2019

Portland’s most popular fun run, the Starlight Run, is moving to a new start time at a new start and finish location!

Check out these run maps!

Map One [PDF]

Map Two [PDF]

The wacky warm-up act for the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade will now start and finish on Naito Parkway at the Rose Festival’s CityFair.

Lincoln High School is the next Portland Public School scheduled for massive reconstruction; making the athletic field that the run previously started and ended at unavailable for two years. New run organizers decided this would be a good time to give it a makeover and move down to the CityFair location.

The 41st Annual Starlight Run will start at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:45 p.m. The traditional costume contest will be held at 5:45. The Run will start near Morrison Street at Naito, go north, then turn up SW Harvey Milk Street (formerly Stark Street) and join the Starlight Parade route at 4th AVE. Runners will follow the parade route up to 14th AVE where they will loop around Lincoln High School and race down to Burnside, then to 4th Ave and back to SW Harvey Milk Street returning to Naito Parkway. All runners will get a medal and enjoy free access to CityFair following the race.


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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

PLEASE NOTE: This year the costume contest will be held at 5:45. 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!