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Event Details: Portland Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, July 27, 2014, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR


Date: July 27, 2014
Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Registration: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Program & Activities: 8:00 AM – Noon
Length of Event: 5K Walk

The walk route will lead us through the streets of downtown Portland, then North on Naito where we will turn around and loop back just past the Steel Bridge.

We will be escorted by officers from the Portland Police Department. In the interest of safety, it is very important that we walk as a group with the police escort.

The walk will start and finish at the balloon arch on Broadway at the west end of Pioneer Courthouse Square. There will be an accessible start and finish for those participants who are unable to climb the steps to the balloon arch.

Three public restrooms can be found along the route on Naito as well as one in the Smart Park garage on NW Davis between Naito and 1st. If you leave the group to use the restroom, you will need to continue your walk on the sidewalk.

Directions & Parking
Street parking is free until 1pm.

The Smart Park garages closest to Pioneer Courthouse Square are located at 818 SW 4th Avenue (at Yamhill) and 620 SW 3rd Avenue (at Alder).

For parking and transportation information please visit:

Drop-Off Information
Walkers can drop family and friends off at the Square on SW 6th Street between Yamhill and Morrison.

Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering for this event? Learn more about volunteer opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

There are no registration fees for a Brain Tumor Walk. However, you are required to register in order to participate in the walk and gain access to all event activities.Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.

Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

Adults are encouraged to raise a minimum of $200 or more to help fund the discovery of a cure and better treatments for brain tumors.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register my children?

Children ages 6-17 are required to register. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register for this event.

I plan to participate to support one of my friends and their team. Do I still have to register?

If you are walking, running or riding you must register to participate. If you plan to attend as a cheering section, you do not need to register. Registration is open the day of the event.

Can I walk and volunteer?

Yes! If you plan to walk and volunteer, please register as a Walker FIRST, and then email your contact information to us.

What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a Walk participant, please complete this form and send to:National Brain Tumor Society
[Event Name]
55 Chapel Street, Suite 200
Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pet policies vary, and are based on the rules of each venue. If pets are permitted at the venue, please keep your pets on a leash at all times. And, if your pet does not do well in large crowds, please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.

Will I receive an event t-shirt?

To maximize every dollar raised, we only provide event T-shirts to registered survivors and volunteers. However, we also offer T-shirts for adults and children at each event, in exchange for a donation.

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