Runners are superheroes and they don’t even know it! Join Foot Traffic and Downtown Portland partners on June 5th, 2024, as we recognize the superhero in all of us by gathering at our SW 3rd and Taylor location for a walk and run to demonstrate the infinite power of being outside and present in our neighborhoods.

The goal is simple: Doing good by doing positive, healthy activities in the city! The simple act of stepping out of the house, our cars, and our comfort zones to “go by foot” in our respective neighborhoods is a secret power that most runners don’t realize they wield. It’s time to reveal our true superhero identities and lead by example! Being a healthy and active presence on the streets day after day is integral to our civic, cultural, and economic vibrancy and we invite anyone to join us for this celebration.

A group run and walk along the waterfront and the streets of Downtown will convene at 6pm on Wednesday, June 5th. Runners and walkers will be given a small cape or you can come with your own! Snacks and drinks and prizes for best superhero costumes provided.

Event is brought to you by Foot Traffic in collaboration with fellow defenders of good in Downtown Portland: Asics, Motiv Sports (owners of the Shamrock Run), Brooksee (owners of the Portland Marathon), Breakside Brewing, and many others!

SCHEDULE on 6/5/24:

  • 5:00pm: Gather for welcome, cape distribution, and introductions.
  • 5:15pm: Short presentation about the mission and our goals for Downtown.
  • 5:30pm: Depart for free group run or walk around the Portland waterfront with members of our partners and staff.
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm: Food, snacks and prizes upon return.
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Email: Karina Rivas at