Field Day Announces Open Registration for 2023 4K4Community Fun Run in Portland

Portland fun run supports the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech and education
August 29, 2023

Field Day, an online platform that powers volunteer events and programs, today announced the 4K4Community Fun Run, taking place at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and starting and finishing at the OMSI campus in Portland. Registration is open at

The 4 km (2.49 mi) running and walking event raises funds to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech and education, with POIC + Rosemary Anderson High School as this year’s nonprofit beneficiary.

The 4K4Community is a continuation of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run series, which Portland-based AWS Elemental started in 2014 and concluded in 2021. Through the Portland-based run and other events held globally, the series raised more than $1.3 million in gross proceeds for nonprofits focused on increased diversity and inclusion in technology. AWS Elemental is among the first sponsors of the 4K4Community.

“We’re excited that the 4K4Community will be continuing the 4K 4Charity’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in Portland’s technology industry and the broader community,” said Skip Newberry, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon. “After the past few years, the timing couldn’t be better to reignite our community in support of a very important cause.” 

For the first time, the finish line celebration will also feature a nonprofit fair presented by Field Day, where participants can discover ways to support Portland area nonprofits working towards the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech and education.

"Bringing people together with nonprofits in our local communities is what Field Day is all about," said Eli Blackman, co-founder and CEO of Field Day. "Our hope is that the 4K4Community serves as an opportunity for folks to learn how they can continue their support beyond this event.”

With registration hosted on the Field Day platform, participants can sign up individually or as part of a team, with the ability to share messages and photos with each other.

To register for the 4K4Community or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit


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