We are considering putting on the Run for Boston again this year.  If you are interested and would like to participate, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  It appears thus far that you want this event again this year.  The more emails we receive, the quicker we can put this event together for you.  Let us know. 




Articles and videos about runners in the Boston Marathon   1  2  3 


Shirts are available for purchase.  

The design is finalized.  Shirts are micro-mesh moisture wicking. Price is $12. Pay for the shirt at time of registration, or purchase a shirt without registration.  Several sizes are available.  The shirt will be simple with the graphic on the left-upper chest, and the words I WALK, I RUN on the left sleeve.  

    • Women XS, S, M, L, XL
    • Mens    S, M, L, XL, XXL

When the size of each shirt ordered is gone, the remaining sizes will remain on the merchandise page, which is on the registration page.

The shirt profit will be 100% donated to the Martin Richards family through Salem Five Bank in Boston. Martin is the little boy who lost his life during the tragedy. In conjunction with the City of Salem, Salem Five has established a fund for the Richard Family. Bill Richard is a graduate of Salem High School, Class of 1988; and a dear friend of some Salem Five employees. Not only did he lose his 8-year-old son, Martin, his wife and daughter were also seriously wounded. The Salem Five Charitable Foundation is making an initial donation of $5,000 to kick off the effort. Those who wish to donate to the Richard Family Fund can do so at ANY Salem Five branch location or by mail to Salem Five, Attn: Richard Family Fund, 210 Essex Street, Salem MA 01970. 

Or, you may choose to purchase an Adidas shirt for $26.50 through Adidas.  CLICK HERE

The event profit will be sent to the newly established The One Fund led by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino. Click on icon for more information.


Medals are available.

500 medals have been ordered with a great 1 1/2-wide neck ribbon.  These medals are available to those who make a donation of at least $5.00 in the event donation box on the registration page.  Medals are 3-inches wide, 6mm thick, at the thickest part of the raised letters.  The center figure is 8mm thick.  Remaining medals will be available at the event for $10.00.  



Read OregonLive.com articles about the Boston Marathon incidents - CLICK HERE


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Enjoy some Muscle Milk at the end of your race.  







Dinner bell - the table is set. Join all the participants in a dinner provided by:

Pay $8.00 online at registration, or go online to pay after you have registered.  Stay for awhile after the race, and enjoy this meal together with your fellow runners and fitness walkers.  It's Saturday night - what a great time for Qdoba!


Champoeg Park is a great venue. We know a lot of you have been to Champoeg - we have seen some of you there five times during the past few years. Let's think of something fun for this event.  Let's keep the event a serious running event for those who want to set a PR, or who want to know how fast they can run a 5k.  Let's keep it fun for those who are coming for fun.  And, let's make sure it is a total 5k for those who are running for fitness.

We know two other nice events are held in the morning on this day in the Portland area. One is the popular 37th Annual Lake Run in Lake Oswego. For those who really want to run and walk For Fun, For Competition, & For Fitness, participate in the Lake Run in the morning, and come run another 5k at the Run For Boston.

This photo is of part of the trail in Champoeg Park. 


Number 675 and Number 603 is our favorite photo from a previous Champoeg Park run.




Parking - The venue has plenty of parking. However, the State of Oregon charges $5.00 per car. You may pay the $5.00 per car at the entry to the park - come early to enjoy the park so the line of cars will be short.

Coordinate with friends, and ride together - saving $5.00.

Come to the park early with your family and have a picnic, play some Frisbee golf, walk the course.

Visit the park online - VISIT