Field Day, an online platform that powers volunteer events and programs, today announced the results of the first annual 4K4Community Fun Run, which took place on October 10, 2023: more than 400 registrants raised a total of $12,500 for POIC + Rosemary Anderson High School.
Organized by Field Day, the 4K4Community Fun Run is a running and walking event that brings the Portland tech community together in support of local nonprofits advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech and education. Proceeds from the event, including 100% of registration fees, were donated directly to this year’s nonprofit beneficiary, POIC + RAHS, a community-based alternative school that is committed to the success of underserved youth and adults. Funds from the run will go towards scaling up their technology support and ensure students have the gear they need this school year.
The event also connected runners and walkers with more nonprofits advancing DEI in tech and education in Portland at the finish line, with a nonprofit fair that featured ChickTech, Free Geek, Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (FIRST Oregon), Project LEDO, Word is Bond, and more. Sponsors for the inaugural event included AWS Elemental, Field Day, Quantum Fiber, SheerID, Pacific Office Automation, and Prosper Portland.
“It was inspiring to see community members, sponsors, and nonprofits unite to make the first 4K4Community a success,” said Eli Blackman, CEO of Field Day. “This is a city made up of people that make things happen when given opportunities and mechanisms to do so. At Field Day, we're determined to keep up the momentum by offering more ways to come together for the community.”