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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 in NE Portland. Run or walk a 5k with your dog, friends, or family then enjoy a fun post-race party in the park! Bring your dog along (on a leash please!) or just come enjoy all of the puppy love around you.

Complete the full series by participating in the event all 4 Wednesday evenings in August, or you can pick a single week to join. Race will begin at 6:30pm.

Come on out with your best four-legged, three-legged, or two-legged friends for this summer evening fun run in the park!




  • Commemorative t-shirt
  • Commemorative medal w/ 4 weekly charms
  • Bib
  • 2 free beers (each week) provided by New Belgium Brewing
  • Fun post-race party with goodies for you & your dog!


  • Bib
  • 2 free beers provided by New Belgium Brewing
  • Fun post-race party with goodies for you & 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


  • Live music
  • Beer garden sponsored by New Belgium Brewing
  • 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!

live music at mt tabor park


We need YOU to pet some dogs, pour beer, help hand out water to participants and give some treats to the furry attendees!
Earn a $50 of event credit to use on any future event!


Q:  What are the dates for the series and how long is the course?
A:  The series will take place all four Wednesday’s in August (4th / 11th / 18th / 25th) and each week is a 5k run or walk in Mt. Tabor park.  See course map above.

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

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

Q: Do I have to run all four weeks?
A:  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.

Q: Is the event timed?  
A:  No, the event will not be timed.  This is more of a fun run so we will not have chips on the race bibs.

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

Q:  Where do I park? 
A:  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.

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

Q:  Is there a post race party?
A:  Yes!  The post race party will include live music, beer garden provided by New Belgium, lawn games, and local vendors.

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

Q:  Am I registered?
A:  You can find your registration by going to “find a participant” link above.  If you are there, you are registered.

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

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

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

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

Q:  Is there a beneficiary for this event?
A:  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


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!