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The Gresham Lilac Run

  • Update: Lilac Run rescheduled to June 6 (expand to read more)

    As you are aware, the State of Oregon has officially declared state of emergency due to the coronavirus, as well as a ban on events of more than 250 people. It is with an abundance of caution for our entire community that we have decided to postpone this year's Gresham Lilac Run.

    The official date of the 2020 event will be Saturday, June 6. During event registration, we declared a strict no refund policy. However, if you are unable to commit to the June 6 date due to prior commitments, email our team at to request a refund. Because all race proceeds go directly to race beneficiary, local non-profit, Family of Friends, we would like to offer an alternate option to a refund request.

    If you are unable to attend the new event date on June 6, 2020, we ask that you please forgo a refund request and instead you will receive a tax deduction letter for your donation. We will also honor a 50% off discount for the 2021 Gresham Lilac Run.

    All refund requests must be submitted by March 30, 2020 to be considered.

    Each refund will be subject to a refund fee at participants' expense through If you can join us June 6, no action is required. Simply follow @GreshamLilacRun on Instagram for fun training tips, sponsorship shout outs, race announcements and more.

    On behalf of Family of Friends Mentoring and the City of Gresham, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all at the Gresham Lilac Run on June 6. Stay safe and keep moving! 

  • The Gresham Lilac Run is back for year two on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Registration is open for our 5K, 10K, half marathon and Little Lilac Run courses.

    Each course will begin and end at Gresham High School, taking participants through Gresham's quaint historic downtown on Main Avenue and visiting at least one of our scenic trails. 

    Register and get information about the start times and a detailed summary of each course.

    Register for the Lilac Run

    Support local children and families

    Why run? We run for impact! All race proceeds support the local nonprofit Family of Friends Mentoring and their amazing work elevating children and families in Gresham and East Multnomah County.

    Little Lilac Run

    A free Little Lilac Run is for school-aged children up to 12 years old.

    • The course is an 800-meter dash around the Gresham High School track.
    • All participants receive a running bib and medal.
    • To register, email and include your child's first and last name, age, and the name of the parent or guardian.

    Lilac Run sponsors

    This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and support of our local partners.

  • Interested in a sponsorship and helping this community make a significant impact through health and overall wellness? Contact and learn more today.

    Volunteers needed

    Would you like to volunteer? Contact or register online to volunteer at this year's Lilac Run.