• Portland’s Party in the Streets!

    The Starlight Run began in 1979 and has grown into the area's largest Fun Run. More than 5500 runners are expected to join the 39th annual event on Saturday evening, June 3, 2017.

  • Costume Contest

    The mother of all costume contests takes place at the Starlight Run. All ages participate in the pre-run contest and win prizes like Alaska Airlines tickets for adult category, concert tickets, and more.


    Grab your friends, family, classmates, or co-workers and spend a summer Saturday evening downtown. Wear costumes (or help judge them), dance to the music, thrill to the applause on the route! You’ll make memories for a lifetime.

Event Date:

Saturday evening, 

June 3, 2017


Every Participant Receives:

  • Glow necklaces and goodies
  • Food & Refreshements
  • Live Music Party
  • Cheers from 250,000 people!
  • Costume-mania!
  • Meal coupon at Old Spaghetti Factory

Costume Contest:

6:30 p.m. pre-judging

5k Run:

7:45 p.m. start


Lincoln High School Field
SW 16th between Salmon & Jefferson


5k (3.1 miles) Running event only - no walk event available.
Through Downtown Portland and along a portion of the PGE/SOLVStarlight Parade route in front of 250,000 cheering spectators!

News & Updates

Starlight Run Fun in the Sun, 2016

See our quick shot of the 2016 event

Costumes and Craziness

The huge costume contest returns with celebrity judges and musical guests. We'll have categories for youth, adults and groups. Bring your best for great prizes awarded by audience applause! This year's theme: "Brilliant."

Check out the contest  

Event Updates

Mark your calendars for 2017 - Saturday night, June 3. Hope to see you then and there! Like our Facebook Page to see photos from 2016 and to be updated on events all year long.

Learn More  

It's a Party - all night long!

Enjoy lots of "party" before and after you run! Live entertaiment on the Lincoln High Field. Food, refreshments, games and fun for all ages.

View event information  

Train with Friends for Starlight!

Train with Friends for Starlight! Have some fun with Foot Traffic University’s 5k group training program. Weekend group workouts, weekly workout schedules, expert coaching and training tips, discounts and deals at any Foot Traffic location. Save $15 on your FTU sign-up with promo code STARLIGHT and start training April 22.

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Photos credits:  Waz Mix Pix, Gwenn McGill, Steve Zimmerman