$25 – $45

Portland Aruna Run/Walk 2019

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Sellwood Riverfront Park

1221 SE Oaks Park Way

Portland, OR 97202

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Event: 5K Run/Walk

Host: The Aruna Project, a US non-profit dedicated to freeing, empowering, and employing sexually enslaved women in India.

Why Run or Walk? Run or walk for an enslaved woman by name whom the Aruna Project staff personally know and are working to free from the brothels. Thanks to local race sponsors covering race expenses, 100 percent of registration fees and donations go to bring and sustain freedom to women in desperate need of new beginnings.

Race Giveaways: Each race participant will receive a t-shirt, postrace refreshments, and an athletic drawstring backpack made by free Aruna Artisans. Each finisher will also receive a 2019 race medal. Sign up by June 15 to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.


Fee: One-hundred percent goes to free, empower, and employ!

  • November 20 - January 31: Adults $35; Kids $20

  • February 1 - May 31: Adults $40; Kids $25

  • June 1 - Race Day: Adults: $45; Kids $25

Times: Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Packet pickup and walk-up registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Packet Pick-up: There are two ways to pick-up your packet:

  • Race Morning - 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Teams: Teams are welcomed and encouraged. Create or join a team when you register.

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional but very impactful as 100% goes to bring and sustain freedom to women. You can fundraise as a team or an individual. After registering, click on the Portland Aruna Run 2019 Fundraising Page link on the registration confirmation page. Download our fundraising toolkit today for help getting started.

Raise $250 = Free Ananya Tote!
Set-Up a fundraiser on CrowdRise in the next step and receive a free black Ananya Tote if you raise $250 or more. Click here for full details.

Sponsors: A big thank you to our sponsors for funding the race, ensuring that 100% of the money raised from entry fees and donations will go directly to help the women we serve.

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Race Host: The Portland Aruna Run is organized locally by Carly Boettcher. For questions about the run, volunteering, or becoming a sponsor, contact Carly at portlandaruna5k@gmail.com.

Refund Policy: No refunds or transfer of registration to another runner.

Dog Policy: As much as we love our furry friends, dogs are not allowed on the race course.


Are walkers welcome?

Of course! Whether walking or running, we are all out there for the same goal -- to raise funds to help bring freedom to the sexually enslaved.

Are dogs welcome?

We love our four-legged, furry friends, but for safety reasons, they are not permitted at the race.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope! As long you can cover the distance, we welcome all ages to participate. Parents are welcome to push kids in strollers too.

Can I update my registration information?

We all make mistakes and things change. So yes, you can update your registration information.

Is my registration fee transferrable?

Unfortunately, no. But if you cannot join us for the race, we will still make every effort to ensure you get your race giveaway items. Contact Carly at portlandaruna5k@gmail.com to make arrangements to pick them up.

And the good news is 100% of your registration fee goes directly towards the cause of freeing, empowering, and employing enslaved women. So even if you can't join us, your money will still make an impact.

Is it okay if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Unfortunately, no. We need all registrations to match the person who attends the race for timing and legal purposes.

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