Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech
Benefiting Youth Entrepreneurship & Empowerment.
Featuring Music, Food, Entertainment & Professional Chip-Timed Races.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can We Run As Teams?

Of course! You are encouraged to run in groups. The MLK Dream Run is a wonderful opportunity to build comradery and promote health and wellness with people you work with, your friends & or family.

Can We Run With Baby Strollers and or Pets?

Due to the complexities of the route having a variety of merging sections strollers and pets would make this unsafe. Thank you for your understanding.

Can We Run With IPods?

Yes– make sure you keep them low enough for you to hear Emergency Vehicles & Autos.

Are The 10K & 15K Course Distances USATF Certified?

Yes the courses are certified  

Are there prizes for the winners?

Yes there are prizes for winners and raffle opportunities for all participants.

Where Is There Parking Near the Start?

Please see the list of Parking Locations on the this web site under the menu RACES/DAY OF.

Where Are The Rest Room Facilities?

There will be many "Honey Bucket" rest rooms at the start and also placed at various locations around the course.  Please see the staff at the Packet Pickup area for directions to the ADA restroom at th start/finish line.

Who is the Soul District Business Associaation?

The Soul District Business Association ( Formerly N/NE Business Associationo - NNEBA) was established in 1977. Our area is known as the Soul of Portland. We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit. We are a voice, advocate, facilitator and catalyst for approximately 5,000 businesses and 64,000 residents within our district boundaries.  We are headquartered at  6607 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211-- 503-841-5032




Vault of Opportunity

Rise To Majestic Heights

Soul Force


Let Freedom Ring
Kaiser Permanente

Motivational Mile Marker

Pursuit of Happiness

Media Sponsors


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