October 2, 2016
Mother Nature can’t hold us down! Oregonians love some Liquid Sunshine!
Our hearts are full (and our shoes are still a bit soggy) after yesterday’s event. Thank you ALL for coming out in the rain to support and run or walk for YOUR causes. There were so many smiling faces and so many proud non-profits. We were thrilled to showcase some of our larger supported causes at our expo this year. We hope you took the time to learn about them and see what amazing things they are doing for our community.
Hit Machine rocked the house, and the delicious WARM soup was just what tired, hungry, cold, wet runners needed…thanks to Bethany’s Table. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Bethany Athletic Club and Spa, for encouraging many out from under the building to get warmed up and ready to race! We hope you take advantage of their offer in our goody bag, and use their FREE Guest Day Pass!
Our Volunteers are some of the most generous and giving people! Thank you all for being so kind and gracious and volunteering your time in the cold rain. And thank to our participants for making them feel so special! I had so many volunteers tell me how thankful all the runners and walkers were.
We could go on and on about everything we loved…Just looking at the pictures that started rolling in from our Virtual Runners (St. Louis, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, even Mexico! to name a few), and seeing all of the team pics posted on FB…warms our hearts and makes all the planning, stress, and sleepless nights worth it.
I’d like to personally thank our amazing Race Committee, without whom this day would NOT HAPPEN. Charlie: our Team Captain Captain and Registration Guru, Jennifer: Expo Coordinator and On.The.Spot National Anthem Singer, Jen: Food and Beverage Coordinator, Audrey: Sustainability Coordinator and neighbor who talks me down off a ledge, Dana: Kids Race Coordinator and Awards. Thanks for always saying YES, even before you actually know what I’m asking of you.
Thank you to Race Founder, Amy Little. We have been proud to continue the dream here in Portland.
Thank you to my amazing family, who supports my love for volunteerism. I hope to be modeling for my children the importance of serving your community.
And finally, thank YOU all… all of the participants who have come back to us, year after year. Thank you for believing in the mission of our event.
Race Director, Cause + Event Portland
Our 2016 event is SOLD OUT! Thank you to our Team Captains and all participants for supporting over 100 different Non-Profits this year! We have reached our participant capacity of 1,000 and registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest in our event.
We are still in need of volunteers for race day… and we like to think that Cause + Event supporters know volunteering brings good Runner Karma. Please see our Volunteer page for a link to register and choose your job.
$35 registration fee: Includes shirt, finisher’s medal, race bib, at least $15 donation to YOUR cause, and amazing after-party with great food and beverages, and BAND!
Bethany Village, Portland, OR
Every race has a cause. No race has EVERY cause…until NOW.
The Cause + Event Race Series is unlike any other race series of its kind. The runner (or walker) chooses their their favorite registered 501(c)3 nonprofit and their cause will receive at least half of the racer’s registration.
Race Day Childcare Provided by Bethany Athletic Club
Our amazing race has provided Race Day childcare since our first year. This year, our Presenting Sponsor, Bethany Athletic Club, will be accepting registrations for children ages 4-10 years old, limited to the first 50 children registered. All childcare registration closes one week prior to race day (9/25/16). For a flat rate fee of $20, they will provide childcare, activities such as bounce house and crafts and a light breakfast for the children. Drop off begins at 7am. All children would need to be picked up no later than 11:30am (Volunteers have until 12pm). Payment is made at drop off. Register your kids for the FREE kid’s fun run, and then take them to the kid’s club so you can RACE for your cause (or just enjoy a stroller-free run)! Click on the picture below to register and secure your childcare spot!
Participate in our Amazing Race Expo!
In addition to hosting booths of some of the incredible Non-Profit groups in our area, and our sponsors, we also have room for several businesses who would like to sell merchandise. Please see our updated Expo Vendor Contract. Businesses interested in participating in the 2016 event must have their contract and payment in no later than September 16th. $100 for a 10×10 booth, $200 for 10×20.
Learn more about Cause+Event.
THANK YOU to our sponsors, volunteers, runners, race committee, vendors and causes participating in our 2015 event!
Click here to view the over 120 causes we supported through our 2015 Portland Race and how much we gave.