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Dog Days of Summer Series

5k Run/Walk @ Mt. Tabor Park

Join us this summer for FOUR fun filled Wednesday evenings at Mt. Tabor park. Run or walk a 5k in the park with your dog, friends, or family then enjoy a fun post-race party that includes live music, games, local vendors, food & beer! If you have a dog, bring them along and if you don’t, then just come enjoy all of the puppy love around you.

Complete the full series by participating in the event four weeks in August (3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st) or you can pick a single week to join. Come on out with your best four-legged, three-legged, or two-legged friends for this evening fun run in the park! NEW IN 2022: EACH WEEK WILL BE TIMED AND HAVE ONLINE RESULTS!

AUGUST 3RD, 17TH, 24TH & 31ST


(participating in all 4 weeks)

$140 (thru August 2nd)

  • 2022 Commemorative t-shirt
  • 2022 Commemorative medal w/ 4 charms
  • Race bib (will not contain chip, but event will be timed)
  • 2 free post-race beers each week (for those 21+)
  • Free post-race BBQ meal
  • Fun post-race party with goodies for you and your dog!


(participate in one of the 4 weeks)

$35 (thru August 2nd)

  • Race bib (will not contain chip, but event will be timed)
  • 2 free post-race beers (those 21+)
  • Free post-race BBQ meal
  • Fun post-race party with goodies for you and your dog!



  • 6:00 PM – Doors Open / Packet Pickup Begins
  • 6:30 PM – 5k Race Starts
  • 6:30 PM – Live Music Starts
  • 8:30 PM – Post Race Party Ends


Mt. Tabor is closed to motor vehicles on Wednesdays, so you will need to park outside of the park and walk to the start / finish line.  Please see the map with some of the best areas to park around there (60th & Salmon, Yamhill & 69th, SE Belmont St).  It is all street parking and it is limited so we encourage you to carpool with friends or those in your household.  There will be no clothing check so please leave all clothing & personal belongings in your vehicle.


  • Live music
  • Beer Garden
  • BBQ 
  • Yard games
  • Local vendors

*There are lots of picnic tables in the area but feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on!


dog days of summer 5k course map


Each week we will have local booths with goodies for you and the dogs! If you are interested in having a booth at the event, please email [email protected].


Volunteer and Get a $50 Terrapin Events gift certificate good for any of our events.


What are the dates for the series and how long is the course?
The series will take place four Wednesday’s in August (3rd / 17th / 24th / 31st) and each week is a 5k run or walk in Mt. Tabor park.  See course map above.

Do I have to have a dog to participate in the event?
Absolutely not!  All dogs are welcome (on a leash please) but it is not required to participate in the event

Can I walk the course?
Yes, participants can walk or run the course.

Do I have to run all four weeks?
No, you have the option to sign up for the full series which is all 4 weeks or you can sign up for a single week.

Is the event timed?
Yes, the event will be timed.  The bibs will not have chips, but we will still be timing the race based on gun start time.  

Can I exchange my t-shirt size at the race?
Sorry, we are not able to do any shirt size exchanges.  The size you ordered will be the size you receive.

Where do I park?
The park is closed on Wednesday’s to motorized vehicles.  You will need to park outside the park and walk or bike to the start / finish.  A parking map will be uploaded to the website soon.

Is there a bag check?
No, we will not have a bag check at the event.  Please leave all personal belongings in your vehicle or at home.

Is there a post race party?
Yes!  The post race party will include live music, bbq, beer garden, lawn games, and local vendors.

Will there be toilets or water on the course?
Sort of.  You will run past the start / finish line once where there will be water and toilets set up.

Am I registered?
You can find your registration by going to the find a participant page.  If you are there, you are registered.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
No, not for this event.

Can I get a refund?
We do not issue refunds for our events.  Please see our refund and transfer policy options here

How do I change my personal info?
Please email [email protected] to update any information on your profile.

What is included in my registration?
It depends on which option you chose.  Please see registration information above to see what is included in each package.

Is there a beneficiary for this event?
Yes, this race benefits the JPM project.  All donations will go towards purchasing gift cards from local restaurants & small businesses and distributing them to frontline workers.  Please see the donation page here

PARK ADDRESS: SE 60th Ave & Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97215


JPM Project

Please help us support front line workers and support the local business community.  With the money donated, we will purchase gift cards from local businesses and distribute them to front line workers!  Not only does this give a well deserved THANK YOU to all those great folks, it will help support the local economy and help local businesses remain open!