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Is this a political event?

No, this is not a political event. First Image does not have any political ties. Our event is focused on raising awareness of the services we offer and raising financial support to continue to bring compassionate care to the vulnerable in our city.

Can I bring a stroller and walk/run with it?

Yes, the course at Champoeg State Park is stroller accessible. We do recommend a jogging stroller for a better experience. Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, including the parking areas, restrooms, and trail loop. This is a family-friendly event, and we want all family members to be able to participate.

Can I bring my dog/pet to the event?

Dogs are welcome at Champoeg State Park but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times, except while in the off-leash dog park.

Where do I park?

Park in the overflow parking lot closest to the Pavilion. The parking fee for Champoeg State Park is $5 per car, or you may use your State Parks pass.

Are you selling shirts or other merchandise?

Yes! We’ll have some merchandise available for purchase at our merch tent!

How do I register?

Head to our 2024 FIFR page and click the “Register Today!” button. You can participate as an individual, create a team, or join a team. You can register yourself or choose to register others in your household. Please note that if you choose to register additional people with you in the same registration form, they will not receive their own fundraising page. If you and your family members would like to fundraise and/or join a team to fundraise, you will need to complete separate registration forms. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

Who needs to register?

All event attendees should register, even small children, whether they are fundraising or not. This allows us to have an accurate count for our vendors. By registering, you will also receive important communications from us regarding event details.

Do I need to pay to register?

Registration is free! If you would like to help cover the cost of the event, there is an option at the bottom of the registration page to opt in. Thanks for considering giving in this way!

I want to participate, but I’m busy that day. What can I do?

We have a virtual participation option for those that can’t attend. When you register, just choose “Virtual Walker/Runner” under the “Participant Type” dropdown. You’ll still be given a fundraising page after registration.

What if someone gives me cash/a check (i.e. offline donation)?

If multiple people give you cash donations, you are welcome to write a personal check covering the full amount payable to First Image. Be sure to also print and fill out an Offline Donation Form with the corresponding sponsors and we will be able to credit those donors individually OR you can turn in separate cash/check sponsorships with corresponding donation forms at the event. Any offline gifts turned in before the event can be entered online yourself on your fundraising page. Please plan to enter your offline donations before June 6th and mail corresponding cash/checks to the First Image HQ office by June 3rd or bring them to the event on June 8th. You should see the donations you enter reflected in your online fundraising profile immediately.

Can someone pledge to sponsor me? How can I make sure First Image receives the money?

We do encourage you to get payment in-person or online as much as possible since we as humans can be forgetful. However, donors can pledge to sponsor you and First Image will invoice those individuals after the event. Please make sure to complete the Offline Donation Form and get the correct mailing address for those donors. We will only invoice for gifts over $20.

All sponsorships that participants receive are tax-deductible. First Image is a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID: 93-0854417). Any donations that are not received online through the fundraising website can be mailed to or processed over the phone. For individual participants or teams to be credited, please indicate who is being sponsored.

Please mail all offline gifts to our address:

First Image Attn: FI Fun Run
1315 SE 20th Ave Ste. 2
Portland, OR 97214

To make a gift over the phone, call 503.256.0808

If you need to turn in any offline donations (cash, checks, or pledges), please contact our staff ahead of time so we can schedule a time to be in the office to receive your money.

Do I have to raise a minimum amount to participate?

Nope. Registration is free and we don’t require anyone to fundraise, but to make the most impact for the ministry, please consider making a personal donation or fundraising. Only participants who raise $125+ will receive an exclusive 2024 First Image Fun Run and Walk t-shirt!

I registered, but now what should I do?

We recommend that you start customizing your fundraising page ASAP! Upload your picture and write the story of why you are participating.

How will top fundraisers be recognized?

The top individual fundraisers for our four age categories (0-10, 11-14, 15-18 and 19+) will be recognized with medals during the awards ceremony, as well as the top fundraising team. Those registered together as a family will qualify for the age group of the main registrant. To be eligible, make sure you have all your donations turned in by June 8th.

I raised enough to earn a reward! How do I receive it?

Most rewards will be available at the event at Champoeg State Park. We will also have a time available to pick up your rewards after the event at our Headquarters office in SE Portland. If you earn the $7,000 level award, you will be notified and have the option to receive your prize in the mail. *Rewards are subject to availability and may be received after the event. Learn more at First Image Fun Run and Walk

Is there a packet pick-up?

We will have everything for you at the event on June 8th, so no packet pick-up! T-shirts and most rewards will be available at the event at Champoeg State Park. We will also have a time available to pick up your rewards after the event at our Headquarters office in SE Portland. To make sure your offline donations are all accounted for, turn in offline gifts ahead of the event.