Good Cause

100% of race proceeds benefits local Portland non-profit Albertina Kerr. Albertina Kerr strengthens Oregon families and communities by helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives. 

Great Race

  • Half Marathon, 10k & 5k chip-timed run or walk with frequent PRs
  • After race party including mimosas, food, music, massages and more
  • Handmade finishers medal from Albertina Kerr’s Port City. Port City is an employment program that provides career and social support for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Warm, dry staging area in the Oregon Convention Center
  • Fast, accurate course through downtown Portland

Race for the Roses is produced by a team of community volunteers that dedicates more than 1,000 hours of service.



Registration Information

Check back soon for information on the 2018 Race for the Roses!

If you have additional race questions or thoughts, please email or call 503-445-0775.  

Thank you to our 2017 Race Sponsors:






Thank you to our Food and Beverage Sponsors:




Thank you to our Mile Marker Sponsors:

  Compli/Thrasher Family

Mortgage Trust, LLC

Concordia University

Bali Home Furnishings

Portland Children's Levy

Scott Edwards Architecture

Pella Corporations