Race Preview: 2017 ZERO Prostate Cancer 5k (Portland)

Portland is honored to host this great event again for the 2nd year! The ZERO Prostate 5k Run/Walk in Portland, Oregon, is a fundraiser for the national organization, ZERO Prostate, who’s mission is to end prostate cancer and make prostate cancer a national priority. One of the many ways that ZERO raises awareness and funds is through holding nationwide 5k run/walks in so far 40 cities and it is billed as one of the largest men’s health race series. ZERO is also proud to partner with the Oregon Urological Society and is donating a portion of the proceeds to them for their continued research projects and grants here in Oregon.

This event actually has a lot of options to choose from and do, giving just about anyone something to choose from to participate in. The 5k route heads out and around the South Waterfront which is a different route than the usual 5k downtown Portland races, making it a great opportunity to be able to run something new! There is a 1 mile walk option and a short “dash” for the kids who are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheros to remind the men in their life to take charge of their health. And all kids who participate receive a cape! (I’m so jealous, I want a cape to run in too!). Finally, there is the Snooze for Dudes option which allows those that want to still participate but not actually be there to do the race virtually. Those doing this option will be mailed a cotton shirt that you can sleep in to show your support afterwards!

All 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk registrants receive a tech shirt, personal fundraising webpage, and are eligible for fundraising incentives. There is no fundraising minimum or requirement, but it’s a great chance to see if you can get a few $$ payback from your friends for all those coffees and beers you bought them!

What: Zero Prostate 5k Run/Walk Race Info

Where: Elizabeth Caruthers Park – South Waterfront  at 3508 SW Moody Ave.,  Portland, Oregon

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up
9:00 a.m.: 5K Run/Walk Start
9:15 a.m.: 1 Mile Walk
10:00 a.m.: Kids Superhero Dash for Dad
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Post Race Celebration

5K (All Ages): $30 Register Here
1 Mile (All Ages): $15
Kids Superhero Dash for Dad (Kids ages 0-9): $15
Snooze for Dudes: $35
5K (ZERO’s Heroes Patient/Survivor): $20
All fees except Snooze for Dudes and Race Day Volunteer will increase $5 after online registration is closed. Online registration will close the week of the race.

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