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Raising Money for Southeast Portland Elementary Schools


Portland, Ore (August 25, 2015)—Lace up your sneakers and join the annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk on Saturday, September 26, to support southeast Portland’s elementary schools. One-hundred percent of the registration fees go directly to Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock.

Fundraising is a vital component of any school’s budget. Last year’s event raised nearly $10,000, helping more than 2,000 children.

“Organizing a FUNd Run/Walk for neighborhood schools is a great example of coming together as a community to support education,” said John Kroger, Reed College president.

“In addition to the generous donation resulting from the FUNd Run/Walk, the event provides an opportunity for families to learn about the many educational programs Reed offers,” said Tim Lauer, principal at Lewis Elementary, “For a lot of our students, attending a community program at Reed is their first time on a college campus."

Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for Neighborhood Schools

Location: Reed College Quad, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Times: 9 a.m.: 5K run/walk start — 9:30–11:30 a.m.: free pancake breakfast, campus tours, kids activities, and award ceremony

Registration: Early (until September 7): $25, Regular (September 8–26): $30, Youth (15 & under): $15, Reed students (code required): $15

Free: Register by September 7 to receive a race t-shirt. Pancake breakfast and activities are free to all who attend.

Details: reed.edu/reed5k

This event is open to community members of all ages and abilities. We invite the entire community to cheer on participants, join us for a free pancake breakfast, or volunteer to support the run/walk and tour Reed’s beautiful campus.


Reed College would like to thank its cosponsors:

Bon Appetit Management Company

Pace Setter Athletic

Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

The Sellwood Bee

Reverend's BBQ

Attorney Steve Smucker, Esq.

New Seasons Market


Registering for the Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk is easy. Log on to reed.edu/reed5k for more information.