MLK Dream Run




Sat Aug. 1st: Opening Celebration- Noon -10pm Sun Aug. 2nd: 6am gate open, 7am staggered start Featuring a 5k-10k and 15K Geoff Hollister Tribute

Mission and Goals

Provide a fun, unique, running event (USATF Sanctioned) Annual fundraiser for NNEBA's Youth Entrepreneurial Internship Program partnering youth interns ages 16-26 with local businesses Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vision for inspiring the world with his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered in Washington DC August 1963, during the march for jobs and equality. Promote health, social and economic equity for all Celebrating the economic revitalization of MLK Jr. Blvd Corridor and the N/NE Portland Soul District Community Generate foot traffic in NE Portland Business District, promoting awareness and business activity to the districts over 5,000 businesses, 64,,000 residents and 11 neighborhoods Engage businesses to participate directly and creatively in the event for community unity Assist in the fulfillment of the city’s official “ Economic Development Strategy” in particular its goals around “small business support and neighborhood vitality” as well as “drive urban innovation” while supporting the “ athletic and outdoor” appeal of the region to manufacturers. Establish the MLK Dream Run as an annual event that is recognized locally, regionally and nationally for its tribute to economic and social equity