Can I bring donations to the race?

Cash donations unfortunately cannot be accepted on the day of the race. We highly encourage you to donate online ahead of time. This way, one less thing to remember on race day! Donate directly to Neighborhood house by clicking here.

I’ve never done a 5K. What can I expect?

Come early to pick up your race bib and warm up! Stay up to date on all race day information via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Bring sunscreen, we'll have water and snacks. Day of race, set your alarm and prepare for total awesomeness.

Where can I pick up my race bib?

Bibs will be available on the morning of at Gabriel Park.

I’m not the running type, can I walk the whole time?

Absolutely. You won't be the only one.

I’m not the running or walking type, can I still participate in stomping out hunger in SW Portland?

Yes! Come volunteer with us! Whether you want to fulfill your lifelong dreams of directing traffic, handing out snacks, or making the registration process the most well-oiled machine – there’s a role for you on the day of the race!

Are refunds available if I am not able to participate?

Unfortunately, no. All sales are final… because they’re not sales, but donations of love!

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Absolutely! Skip the website and email us directly at to transfer your registration.

How do I change my T-shirt size? 

Shirt size can be modified prior to March 15th – email us directly at If you’ve passed the deadline, try tossing your shirt in the dryer, turn the setting to “high heat." Press start. Repeat as needed.

Can I run/walk with my dog?

Unfortunately, you can’t run the actual race with your pup. But aside from that, your faithful companion is welcome to nuzzle your side. Gabriel Park is quite dog-friendly, with several designated areas where they can be off the leash.

Can I run/walk with my stroller (and child)?

Yes! All strollers welcome! Just FYI, there is a short portion of grass at the beginning and end of the race. Running strollers had no problem last year, but traditional strollers may be a bit more work. Other than that, the course is quite stroller-friendly!

Is the run timed?

         Yes! Click here to see your results if you ran in the 2018 SW Hope 5K!

I'm having trouble registering for the event.

         If you are having difficulty using the online registration please let us know by emailing us at     !

What other questions do you have?