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The Gresham Lilac Run

  • Presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

    Saturday, April 22, 2023

    Directions to Main City Park

    We'll celebrate year five of the Gresham Lilac Run, presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, with a special Earth Day run.

  • Gresham Lilac Run Logo

  • This year we are excited to celebrate the 5th annual Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union with a special Earth Day event. In honor of Earth Day, we will plant 5 Lilacs along the trailhead at Main City Park on race morning!

    Register now with an early bird rate through the end of December.

    We are excited to share the 2023 beneficiary of ALL race proceeds: Thimbleberry Collaborative Farm. Their mission is to advance individual, community, and environmental health in East Multnomah County by providing affordable organic produce; access to land; educational programs; and community-led events.

    With the Gresham Lilac Run proceeds, Thimbleberry will be able to provide access to agricultural education through workshops and field trips for kids in the Gresham Barlow School District, with hopes to expand to more districts in East County in the next calendar year. To learn more, visit Thimbleberry Collaborative Farm.

    About the Gresham Lilac Run

    The event’s 5K run/walk, 10K and half marathon courses begin and end at Main City Park. Travel through historic downtown and visit at least one of Gresham’s scenic trails.

    The 2022 Gresham Lilac Run was another great community success. Together we raised more than $20,000 for the Girls on the Run Portland Metro organization. Their work empowers young girls locally by providing recreation opportunities and mentoring connections.

    Contact

    Interested in sponsorship and helping this community thrive through health and overall wellness? Contact LilacRun@GreshamOregon.gov to learn more.