Shamrock Run Portland Celebrates OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

March 6, 2024

St. Patrick’s Day Tradition Marks 26th Consecutive Year of Support for the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 6, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Shamrock Run Portland presented by Toyota is proud to announce its continued partnership with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for the 26th consecutive year.

As the iconic event gears up for its 46th annual run on St. Patrick’s Day – Sunday, March 17, 2024 – local organizers are excited to reaffirm the event’s commitment to supporting the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional care to children and families in the community.

“As we celebrate 26 years of supporting Doernbecher and the 46th edition of the iconic Shamrock Run Portland, we remain committed to supporting the remarkable work being done at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital,” said Alex Jee, community manager of the Shamrock Run Portland. “By participating in this race, you’re not only embracing a day of fitness and fun but also extending a hand of support to the lifesaving work for our little shamrocks happening every day at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.”

Since 2002, the Shamrock Run has served as a steadfast supporter for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, raising more $815,000 to date. The enduring partnership has played a crucial role in funding groundbreaking research in its unwavering support for the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program which funds innovative projects and cutting-edge research that directly benefit current and future Doernbecher patients and families.

In a significant move to bolster support for the hospital, the Shamrock Run has pledged that 100% of registration fees from the Leprechaun Lap, a special event tailored for children will be donated directly to the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program. This direct allocation underscores the Shamrock Run’s dedication to advancing pediatric health and well-being through targeted local philanthropy.

“Portland’s Shamrock Run has been a steadfast supporter of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for over two decades, enabling us to pursue innovative projects and initiatives that positively impact the lives of our patients and their families,” said Cindy McEvoy, M.D., MCR, professor of pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at OHSU.

In addition to the Leprechaun Lap, the Shamrock Run offers a range of race distances, from a half-marathon to a 5K, providing opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to get involved. Participants for all race distances can also choose to donate to Doernbecher at the time of registration. The event culminates in a vibrant finish line festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, complete with live entertainment and a beer garden, fostering a sense of community and celebration.

To learn more about the Shamrock Run Portland or to register for the 2024 event, please visit ShamrockRunPortland.com. Stay connected on social media by following @ShamrockPDX for updates and announcements.

About Shamrock Run Portland presented by Toyota

Founded in 1979, the Shamrock Run Portland presented by Toyota is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and will celebrate the 45th edition on Sunday, March 17, 2024. The Shamrock Run offers competitive races at a variety of distances from 5k to a half-marathon, as well as the “Shamrock Stride” fitness walk and a children’s 1k “Leprechaun Lap” benefitting the Friends of Doernbecher Grant Program. Event weekend culminates with a finish line festival at Waterfront Park, beer garden and an entertainment stage with performances from local musicians. Race weekend kicks-off with the Shamrock Run Fitness Fair at the Oregon Convention Center on March 15 and 16 where participants pick up their race number. The Fitness Fair features dozens of exhibitors, running celebrities, contests and giveaways. The primary beneficiary of the event is Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, which has been affiliated with Shamrock for the past 26 years. For more information or to register, visit ShamrockRunPortland.com or follow @ShamrockPDX on social media.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been a leader in pediatric care for nearly 100 years. Doernbecher offers the widest range of health services to kids and families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, and it does so at a level of excellence that has marked us as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country.

Doernbecher is a resource for every child and family in need. Our mission is built on four pillars: clinical care that is second to none; research to treat or eliminate childhood disease; educating and training the next generation of pediatric health care providers; and advocacy to ensure that the needs of kids in our communities are met through effective systems, policies and resources that impact children’s health.

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