Date:      April 27, 2013

› 9:00 AM   10k Start

› 9:10 AM   5k Start

Location: Tigard, OR


Fee - 10k: $35

Fee - 5k: $25


2012 Results

Registration fees increase by $5.00 at Noon of Friday, April 26, 2013

Who we are:

There's a saying that goes "If you don't know where you're going than any path will lead you there."
Here at Foster Kids Forward, we know where we are going and we are charting a course to get there. We have worked with local agencies, community members, and foundations to target the following goals for Washington County's system. We hope that you will join us, in any way you can, to help make these goals a reality.

The Oregon Department of Human Services, the Oregon Commission on Children and Families and the Oregon Judicial Department partnered with Casey Family Programs to launch this initiative aimed at safely and equitably reducing the number of children in foster care and improving the lives of the children who remain in care. Recognizing that research clearly shows children who've spent time in foster care are more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system, become teen parents and do poorly in school, each of the initiative's participants has committed to working together to bring about systemic change.

Washington County is one of 11 counties in Oregon that are part of the Casey Initiative. Working together with local agencies, community members, and foster families we are working to create positive change in Washington County's foster care system. We hope that you will join us, in any way you can, to help make these goals a reality.

To learn more about the partnership and goals of Foster Kids Forward in Washington County visit the website at

Want to Donate to Childrens Trust Fund of Oregon?

If you would like to donate to the run go to and hit the "Donate" button on the top right-hand corner, indicate the amount you would like to contribute then go to the next page.   At the top of that page, there is an open box labeled “Description."  Put the name of the run (Footsteps for Families) in that box and then fill in the rest.

Medals and Bags -

Each participant will receive a bag.

Medals are available for all participants who registered for the 5k or 10k before April 24 at 9 AM.  Participants who registered after 9 AM on April 24 will receive medals later, and may pick them up at the Run For Boston event on May 11 at 6 PM or at the Run For Boston Bib Pick Up on Thursday May 9.  



Post Race Fun - chili_barfruit_bar

Enjoy the UberFruitBar and UberChiliBar provided by Sweet Tomatoes.

Chip Timing -

Each participant will get their own start and finish time. All results will be posted instantly online and will be available within one minute after crossing the finish line.

Online Registration -

Start Line:

› 10k starts promptly at 9:00 AMfootsteps_bib

› 5k starts promptly at 9:10 AM

› Start location is at Cook Park in Tigard.


Finish Line:

› FINISH LINE is at the same location as the start line.

› Chip Finish - all participants will receive his or her own finish time and results will be available within one minute of crossing the FINISH LINE.



Shirts can now only be purchased at the race on Saturday morning.  

Course Map 

The course is all within Cook Park and Durham Park. The path is all on paved trails within the parks.

There are two aid stations on the course at miles 0.75 and 1.55 miles and then at the finish line.

Check in at Cook Park starting at 7:45 AM.



Transportation, directions, parking:

Park at Cook park where you will check-in.





Footsteps for Families participants,



Packet Pick Up

Thursday April 25th  Sports Authority store in Beaverton
3485 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
4pm - 8pm
Sports Authority is offering 20% off your entire purchase for one day only, offer is only good at the Beaverton Sports Authority. Please print the attached coupon and bring it with you to redeem the 20% off.

At the pre-race packet pickup you will have the chance to check your timing chip to ensure your info is correct and save on your sports apparel purchases. You may bring your friends and family to packet pickup to sign them up for the race also.

The Footsteps for Families awards system will honor the overall 5k, 10k female/male and the top winner in each of the 5-year age group categories. Make sure you stay for the awards after the race.

If this will be your very first 5k or event, please let us know. We are happy you are joining us and we know you will have a great time. Everyone else, let's welcome the first timers and show them what a great time we will have. 

How to register:

Online Registration opens on January 25th, 2013, register early to get the early bird discount. Click the register button to register.


Course Time Limits:

There is no time limit for 10k or 5k race.



The top 3 overall winners will receive an award. The top winner in each of 5-year-age increments will receive an award.


Chip Timing System:

This event will be timed by Uberthons. Wear your bibs (which have the timing chip already attached to the back) chest high. This will ensure you get a start time and a finish time.  RFID technology is used, so start and finish your watch after you cross the start and finish line.

Your race results will be available within a minute online at after completing the race.