Run OR Walk For Shelter

The Forest Grove United Church of Christ in collaboration with Sonrise Forest Grove, is sponsoring a 5k, and 1 mile Run-Walk Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 AM at Forest Grove High School (1401 Nichols Lane). ALL proceeds directly benefit the Temporary Emergency Shelter that serves low income persons and underserved populations, notably children and those experiencing disabilities. The Temporary Emergency Shelter will be open 4 nights a week from Nov. 20, 2017 thru March 31, 2018, and is operated by the Forest Grove United Church of Christ & Sonrise Forest Grove.

Participants will receive official race results, snacks, and a chance to win some cool prizes.




Summary of Event:

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Events: 5k* and 1-mile Run/Walk [*ONLY 5K will be timed.]

Pricing: This run-walk is unique in that you get to set your own registration “FEE” as a direct donation to support the Temporary Emergency Shelter. (See registration information next.)

Registration: To register or donate online go to: (All donations are tax deductible.) Day of Event registration also available Saturday, October 7 from 7:45-8:45 AM. 

If you are unable to run or walk with us but would like to contribute, you can mail a donation payable to Forest Grove UCC (marked “Run for Shelter”) to:
Forest Grove UCC ♦ P.O. Box 265 ♦ Forest Grove, OR 97116

Questions? For more information or to volunteer please talk to Elena Parker: 503-357-9121 or

Snacks! Awards! Prizes!

A fun day raising funds for an important cause!

Sponsored by: Forest Grove UCC in partnership with Sonrise Forest Grove, Old Town a Sonrise Church, City of Forest Grove Sustainability Commission, Frye’s Action Athletics, Moore & Welliver, Attorneys at Law, Columbia Bank and The Forest Grove News Times