Crossing the Finish Line

Reed 5K raises a record $33,000 for Portland schools.

By Anna Mann | September 23, 2019

Some 622 runners and walkers turned out for the annual Reed College 5K Run/Walk last weekend, raising more than $33,000 for local Portland public elementary schools—the biggest total in the event’s history and a 12% increase over last year. (Check out the photos!)

Bedazzled by luminous soap bubbles (and the prospect of pancakes for breakfast), the runners turned in a strong performance. Nick DeJarlais of Bellvue, Washington, was first to cross the finish line at 16:59, followed by Prof. Kyle Ormsby [math] at 17:21, Adam Dunn at 18:20, and Prof. Alison Crocker [physics] at 18:39, continuing a proud tradition of speed in the math and physics departments. (Check out the full results here.) 

The event also included balloons, facepainting, and general merriment.

The proceeds support five Portland public schools: Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock. 

A big shout-out to our sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors: Bon Appetit, OEG inc.

Gold Sponsors: West Coast Event Productions, Papa Haydn, LUX Construction, Floor Factors

Bronze Sponsors: Advantis Credit Union, Sunny's Pizza

Red Sponsors: The Bee, Reverend's BBQ, Alsco, Jani-King

In-kind Donation Sponsors: The Barbers

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