Kids’ Fun Run & Festival

2016 Portland Marathon Kid’s Fun Run & Fitness Festival
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 | 8:00 am Start



The Portland Marathon Kids’ Fun Run & Festival is held on Saturday of Event weekend, and is dedicated to our community of active youth, ages 2-12. The festival will be fun-filled and include the following events:

  • Walk Run Wheel! – The first event will be our “Walk Run Wheel” event, a 1/2 mile distance event for disabled youth.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate!
  • Toddler Dash - Kid’s ages 2 to 4 will do 1/4 mile (1 lap) around our course while navigating obstacles.
  • Kid’s Fun Run – Kid’s ages 5 to 8 will do a 1/2 mile distance (2 laps) around our course while navigating obstacles.
  • Mini Marathoner Run – Kid’s ages 9 to 12 will do a one mile distance (4 laps) around our course.

Portland Marathon Kids Fun RunThe festival also includes field games, airbrush face painting, prizes, healthy snacks & beverages, inflatable obstacle courses, booths representing different fitness activities to try out, and photos with local mascots including Timber Joey of the Portland Timbers, Blaze the Trail Cat of the Portland Trail Blazers, Hop from the Hillsboro Hops and more!

Participants must pre-register online for this event. All participants should arrive around 7:45 a.m. The event will begin with fun warm ups and stretches at 8 a.m. immediately followed by each of the races back to back. The remainder of the morning is a festival with fun activities and games. The field is limited to 500 participants!

Registration includes:

  • A custom race bib
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • A festival wristband & one for their chaperone (festival wristband required for event entry, including spectators)

Lincoln High School
1600 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

Strollers are allowed in the Run Walk Wheel, Toddler Dash, or the Kid’s Fun Run events, but we ask that you use caution and stay to the outer most lane on the course.

Watch the video:

Interested in becoming an exhibitor or having a mascot at the Portland Marathon Kids Fun Run Fitness Festival? Contact Kristin Anderson at for more information!

Official Charity of the Portland Marathon Kids Run:

the-portland-marathon-kids-fun-run-and-fitness-festival-charity-logo-1198Laurelhurst School Playground
For years, Laurelhurst students and neighbors have made the best of the school’s playground – which admittedly is just an asphalt parking lot. After countless skinned knees and elbows, stitches and broken bones, they’re ready for a change! They are promoting the Kids Run within the school and getting kids to register at which point they can join their grades’ fundraising team and send that link out to family and friends to get them to donate.

You can learn more and donate online here.

View the 2016 Portland Marathon Kids Run Poster

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2015 Kids Fun Run & Fitness Festival

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