Gresham Lilac Run

Back June 06, 2020 Became Virtual April 18, 2020 Postponed
June 06, 2020
Became Virtual

Lace up and join us for year two of the City of Gresham’s 5K, 10K and half marathon event- the Gresham Lilac Run presented by Unitus Community Credit Union. Each run will begin and end at Main City Park on June 6, 2020. Each course incorporates one or more of the hidden gems of our City trail system. Trails will include the Spring Water Corridor, Saddle Butte Trail and Butler Creek Trail. 


FREE LITTLE LILAC RUN – 800-meter dash for children school aged to 12 years old. To sign up, email [email protected] Please include the full name and age of the participant in your email. SPACES ARE LIMITED TO THE FIRST KIDS TO BE REGISTERED.

5K – Walking or Running event with a time limit of 2 hours.

10K – Walking or Running event with a time limit of 2.5 hours. 

Half Marathon – Running event with a time limit of 3.5 hours.

This event will be timed by our community partner Huber Timing, each runner will have a chipped bib. 


ALL racing fees and donations support local nonprofit, Family of Friends Mentoring. At Family of Friends, their mission is to build relationships through the magic of mentoring to elevate kids and families and make our community stronger. Family of Friends works in partnership with the City of Gresham, Multnomah County SUN programs and local school districts and businesses to serve more East County kids than ever before! Learn more about Family of Friends via their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.



We want to give big thanks to our event sponsors and partners; 

Premier Sponsor | Unitus Community Credit Union 

Platinum Sponsor | Owens Corning 

Bronze Sponsors | Migration Brewing Renewal by Andersen NW, NextHome NW Realty, Element Six, and Konell Construction & Demolition Corp., 

Partner Sponsors | Marathon Printing,  Eastwind Running & Endurance, Wildland Kombuncha, Country Coffee Gresham, Orange Theory Fitness Gresham, Jake Boyd @ Farmer’s Insurance, Smile Generation, Zulu Audio and University of Western States.

*Runner bags will include coupons and gear from sponsors listed above, as well as Adidas Employee Store passes and coupons to Maggie Mae’s Kids Bookshop, Spaghetti Factory – Clackamas, and more to come! 


Frequently Asked Questions 

Q1: Is there a course map? A: Please scroll down for course maps. 

Q2: Can I run with a stroller? A: Absolutely! We encourage stroller runners to sign up for the 5K; the 10K and half marathon have trail terrain that will not work well with a stroller. 

Q3: Are there finisher medals? A: Yes, for all registered participants. Medals will be given to all participants at the finish line who are wearing a visible race bib. If you lose your race bib on the course, please see the City of Gresham tent after the race to receive your medal. New in 2020, half marathon participants will have a unique finisher’s medal. 

Q4: Where will race packet pick-ups be? A: Join us at Migration Brewing on Tuesday, June 2 OR Thursday, June 4 from 5-7 pm to pick up race packets. Race packets include participant swag bag, event shirts, race bibs and safety pins! 

Q5: Does the 5K course really go up Walter’s Hill? A: Yes! BUT only up a mild hill, safe for strollers and minimal impact on the knees! 

Q6: Is the Lilac Run cancelled? A: No! As of March 12, 2020, we have RESCHEDULED the 2020 Lilac Run to June 6, 2020.

Q7: Can I get a refund since I can’t make it to the new June 6 date? A: All refunds must be requested before March 30. Please email [email protected] to connect with our team about the options. 

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-05-13



The Gresham Lilac Run - Half Marathon

June 06, 2020 - 08:00
13.1 miles
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The Gresham Lilac Run - 10K

June 06, 2020 - 08:30
10 kilometers
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The Gresham Lilac Run - 5K

June 06, 2020 - 09:00
5 kilometers
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