• Portland’s Party in the Streets!

    The Starlight Run began in 1979 and has grown into the area's largest Fun Run. More than 3500 runners are expected to join the 40th annual event on Saturday evening, June 2, 2018.

  • 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 2, 2018


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, 2017

See the 2017 Video here

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!

Check out the contest  

Event Updates

Thanks, Portland, for a fantastic Starlight Run! Join us next year on Saturday night, June 2, 2018 for the 40th anniversary of the Starlight Run. More details to come in early 2018.

Learn More  

It's a DJ Party!

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

View event information  


Let the fun begin!  On-site registration opens at 5:30 p.m. on the Lincoln High field. Games, activities, Playworks Recess playground, snacks and more. Portland’s Fun Run since 1979.  See you there!

The Old Spaghetti FactoryPortland Rose Festival

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