Cosmic Run

April 26. 
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Fire Dash 5k

May 3

Founded by Firefighters, The Fire Dash is a unique 5k obstacle course run designed to simulate Firefighting situations. Expect to encounter Fire and Smoke on the course!  Our plan was to create a theme where you are treated as a Probationary Firefighter, or "Probie", and you are tested as a new recruit is tested in the Fire Academy. This isn't your typical mud run where the only point is to get you muddy (though you will encounter mud along the way), we test your agility, stamina, and fears. All obstacles for The Fire Dash 5k obstacle course run were designed so they can be completed individually, although some of them will be accomplished much easier as a team. Afterall, Firefighting isn't a one-person job, and leaving others behind to get to the finish line first isn't a good trait for Firefighters.
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Slime Run 5K

May 17

Things are going to get messy!

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Rugged Maniac 5K

May 31
Looking for your next adventure? How about a day filled with epic obstacles, live bands and plenty of beer? Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race comes to PIR. For more information go here.
Admission: website
Hours: 9 a.m - 5 p.m. 
Sound limit: NA

Neon Run

June 28
The Neon Run is a wild and crazy glowing experience! This event is less about speed and more about enjoying a night of illuminating lights and neon glow body paint under UV black lights with your friends and family. Our event is all about people of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Come as you are! This is event will be a 5k that is more about having fun and making memories, and simply blowing your mind!

For more information go HERE.

8-Track Relay: 24-hours of music and running

This is the big one. July 19-20

A race distance for every runner. First is the Hustle 5K

Then the Disco Half-Marathon, for individuals or up to 3 person teams.

Finally, the 8-Track Relay, for teams of 8 runners competing for 24-hours over a fast, pretty 4 mile course. Think of it as that other event, without the smelly vans.Free camping, bonfire, music and more.

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Foam Fest 5K

July 26
Ever run a 5k through a carwash? How about a giant bounce house? Check out the 5k Foam Fest – the only obstacle race that lets you do both! Built for beginners and experts alike, this race cleans you up after getting you down and dirty! Feel like a boss as you slosh your way through our mud pits, vertical walls, and army crawls – then get your bubble bath on as you get lost in mounds of puffy white foam! But it’s not all fun and games; you’ll also face the Death Drop – a 3 story tall inflatable slide! Think you’ve got what it takes? Then sign up already and feel the foam
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Admission: registration
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sound limit: NA

Hit and Run 5k

August 2
You have seen these kind of obstacles on TV but now you can take part in the most fun and exciting obstacle race in the world, Hit and Run 5K! Hit and Run 5K is great for people of all ages and skill levels and puts the fun back in running. Check out our video on YouTube and then go and register today! Once we sell out of a group of tickets the price goes up. Get ready Portland because on August 2nd we are bringing the fun to you. Sign up at

Bubble Run 5K

August 9

How does the Bubble Run work? It's pretty simple:

Super Simple.

Waves of virginal white runners, walkers, twirlers, dancers or strollers will start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Bubble Bogs where there is enough colored bubbles and walls of foam to cover you from head to toe!
Each of the four Bubble Bogs along the course are represented by different colored bubbles and foam.
There are a few simple rules.
Rule 1:All levels of runners, walkers, twirlers, dancers and strollers are welcome to the Bubble Run™.
Rule 2: Wear white. That way, your appearance at the finish will be even more pronounced.
Rule 3: Enjoy being a kid again.

For more information go HERE.

Neon Dash 5K

August 16

The Neon Dash is the original night time color 5k Event that’s been sweeping the Country faster than a kitten video on YouTube! Join thousands in this fun-filled, illuminating event that’ll leave you glowing in head-to-toe goodness!

Starting in a pristine sea of white, you’ll make your way down the course towards 4 epic Glow Zones. Rock out to the jammin’ music and get your feet dancing as we cover you in Neon.  The black lights will illuminate your vivid colors brighter than the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve! Feel the thrill of accomplishment as you cross the finish line into an ecstatic Glow Festival filled with performers, dope beats and thousands of participants in all their Glowry!

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Color Run

September 6
This has been a huge hit at PIR since 2012. More than 15,000 runners came and enjoyed the 5K and getting splattered with paint. Make sure you keep on track of registration, because it is sure to sell out.
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Great Inflatable Run

August 23
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Walk to end Alzheimer's

September 7

The Alzheimer's Association returns to PIR for their yearly walk. For more information go here.

Admission: see website
Hours: see website
Sound limit: NA

Kiss ME Dirty Fun Run

September 20
Kiss Me Dirty isn't defined by a particular obstacle, a certain city, or a charismatic founder. We're not just about fitness, or motivation, or making anyone "better." Kiss Me Dirty is 100% attitude. Our events are designed to get women off the couch, out of the house and having fun together. In groups. In costumes. In mud. We don't require training or any particular level of athleticism. Instead, we encourage women to "come as you are;" to get a little naughty and a lot muddy in the company of other women who want to let their hair down without the pressure to look or act any particular way. It can get a bit risque at times, but hey, it's all for a good cause: portion of proceeds benefits gynecological cancer research and treatment support.

For more information or registration, go HERE.

Electric Run

October 4
The Electric Run is a 5K run/walk at night set to a dazzling light show. Register and learn more at
Admission: registrationHours: 9 p.m - Midnight. Sound limit: NA

American Cancer Society Walk

October 11
The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step, and that step in Portland is at PIR with the Portland  American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Join us in the fight to end breast cancer forever and sign up today. More information HERE.

Admission: see ACS website
Hours: 9 a.m - 1 p.m. 
Sound limit: NA

Holiday Light Run and Walk

Saturday, November 30
Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 21st annual Winter Wonderland - Powered by Comcast will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Winter Wonderland of Lights Run & Walk Race ...over 1000 participants the first year (2010), and growing ever since!  Party in the Pit begins at 3pm Registration & Packet Pick-up: 3pm- 4:45pm (pre-register) Lil Elves Parade start time: 4pm Race start time: 5pm  Race distances: 1 loop, 2 loops, or 3 loops (approx. 2 miles per loop). Must finish before 7pm* Must register and have number displayed to be allowed on track. *Race ends at 7pm Winter Wonderland will re-open to cars at 7pm For info on the race go here: