Green Space Lot Corner of NE MLK and Alberta Street, Portland OR

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Saturday
Aug
1
2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at midnight through Monday, August 3, 2015 at midnight
midnight through Monday, August 3 at midnight
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