8th Annual Dragonslayer Portland Walk for Sarcoma
Saturday, September 10th
Cook Park, Portland
Dragonslayer Portland Details
What is Dragonslayer? Click here for a three-minute video about the history and purpose of Dragonslayer events in the Northwest.
Dragonslayer Portland is a non-competitive community walk held to honor sarcoma angels, patients, and survivors; and to raise money to fund the programs and mission of Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. The course is about three miles long with options for shorter or longer distances (just ask an event volunteer).
An equally important purpose of Dragonslayer Portland is to provide those affected by sarcoma with a gathering that is heartwarming and encouraging, and helps people feel supported and less isolated.
Dragonslayer Portland is for individuals and teams. Many people create a team and invite others to join them for the walk and in their fundraising efforts, while others register individually and meet up when they arrive.
Virtual walker registration is strongly encouraged if people cannot attend in person. If you register as a virtual walker a t-shirt will be mailed to you and your participation will show support for those affected by sarcoma cancer and increase awareness in whatever area you walk.
Dragonslayer Portland begins and ends at Cook Park in Tigard, and follows a solid-surface path to accommodate people on crutches, on scooters, or in wheelchairs.
There is an organized program which begins at 9:30am and is not to be missed. This program involves speakers and an opportunity to learn more about Northwest Sarcoma Foundation and the walk’s participants.
If you desire to run Dragonslayer Portland you are welcome to do so, but it is not a certified or timed run. Bicycles are welcome if those riding them are considerate of walkers and child riders are supervised by an adult. Dogs on leashes with responsible owners are encouraged to attend, but we ask that you take your pets and the expected crowd into consideration when deciding if they will accompany you.
C.H.A.P. (Children’s Healing Art Project) provides a Kids’ tent with arts, crafts, and face painting; and yummy and healthy snacks are provided.
Dragonslayer Portland will take place rain or shine, and a covered area is provided for registration, food, and gear purchase. You are welcome to bring pop-up tents if you would like a place to huddle in rainy weather.
Park restrooms will be open and available. In-park parking is shared with other park activities, but there is plenty of parking available on side streets and at Tigard High School, a short walk up the road.
Dragonslayer Portland is well signed, just look for “Dragonslayer” or “Northwest Sarcoma Foundation” to find your way.
New this year....Customized Dragonslayer T-Shirts! It's easy, fun, and positively impacts our sarcoma community! This year team can add your custom team design to our official Portland Dragonslayer shirts. In one shirt, you represent Northwest Sarcoma Foundation and YOUR team! Best of all, these shirts are shipped right to your front door. Order shirts anytime at www.nwsfshirts.org.
The primary programs funded by Dragonslayer Portland are need-based financial assistance, and research investments, and if you desire to direct your fundraising efforts to a particular area we can accommodate that.
Dragonslayer Portland is made possible by the support and participation of many, including: