C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run

Cancer touches so many lives – on July 4, join us in the fight against it!

The annual C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run is dedicated to raising money for Tuality Healthcare's local cancer awareness and treatment programs. This Independence Day tradition is a prelude to the famous Hillsboro Rotary parade, and includes three events—a timed 5K walk and run, Kids' Dash, and health fair.

By participating in this family-friendly 5K walk and run, you're helping to make a significant difference in the lives of the cancer patients we care for by allowing us to provide education programs, medical equipment, transportation assistance, and patient comfort necessities at our leading-edge cancer treatment facilities, right here in Hillsboro.

Event Details

Event Information and Pricing

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Location: Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro (1st and Main St.)


  • Free: Children 5 and under
  • $20: Ages 6 to 12
  • $30: Ages 13+

Entry fee includes a commemorative t-shirt, water bottle, and timed bib.

Event Registration

Register Online
Click here to register for the 17th annual C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run online!

Online registration will remain open until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3. Registrations made after 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017, will receive a t-shirt and water bottle; however your bib will not contain a timing chip.

Register In Person
Click here to print the event registration form. You may bring the completed form with payment to:

  • Packet Pickup: Monday, July 3 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Tuality Health Education Center
  • Day of Event: Tuesday, July 4 from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. at the Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro. $5 will be added to each registration entry on the day of the event. We encourage all participants to register early. T-shirts and water bottles will be limited to stock on hand.
  • Hillsboro Area Markets:
    • Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace (downtown Hillsboro) – 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Tuesdays, June 20 and 27
    • Hillsboro Farmers' Market (downtown Hillsboro) – 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Saturdays, June 17 and July 1
    • Relay for Life (Hillsboro Hops Ron Tonkin Field) – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, June 17
    • Hillsboro Farmers' Market (Orenco Station) – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Sunday, June 25

Can't Attend the Event? Be a C.A.T. Napper!
Select the C.A.T. Napper option in the online registration form to donate $30 to support local cancer care services and receive an event t-shirt!

Schedule of Events

July 4, 2017:

6:30 a.m.: On-site registration and pre-registered check-in open
Kids' Zone opens
Health Fair opens
7:30 a.m.: Registration closes
One block Kids' Dash begins (open to kids age 3 to 11, must be registered for the event)
Cancer survivor photo taken on the steps of the Civic Center Plaza
8:00 a.m.: The 17th annual C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run begins
10:00 a.m.: Event concludes, Kids' Zone and Health Fair close
All participants are invited to enjoy the Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade

The Course

The 5K (3.1 mile) course winds through the streets of downtown Hillsboro. Click here for route map and directions

USA Track & Field Certified

The C.A.T. Walk course is USATF-certified. This ensures that our course has been accurately measured and adheres to the requirements set forth by the USATF.

"Chip on the Bib" Timing System

The Tuality Healthcare Foundation has once again teamed up with AA Sports to bring the MYLAPS "Chip on the Bib" Timing System to the C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run. This allows for real time, accurate race results which will be available immediately upon completion of the race. Official results will be available online following the race.


Participants are allowed to bring wheelchairs, strollers, child-carrier backpacks, and baby joggers. Skates, bicycles, skateboards, and scooters, are prohibited. Please leave your pets at home.

Transportation and Parking

  • Ride the MAX to the Hatfield Government Center or the Hillsboro Central/SE 3rd Ave. Transit Center. Both stations are only a couple of blocks from the start/finish of the event.
  • All trips are wheelchair accessible.
  • Visit trimet.org or call (503) 238-RIDE for schedules and more information.
  • Parking for the C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run is first come, first served. Participant parking will be available at the parking garage located on SE 1st Ave. and SE Washington St.

Personal Fundraising

You can make a difference for local cancer patients! Enhance your enthusiasm for Cancer Awareness and Treatment by raising funds to support the cancer programs and services Tuality Healthcare provides to our community. By asking your family and friends to sponsor your participation in the C.A.T. Walk, you’re helping to make a big difference in the comfort and care of our cancer patients.

Click here to set up your personal fundraising page. Once you’ve followed the easy steps to complete your page, email the link to friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors, and share it on Facebook and Twitter! If you’re unable to join us on July 4th, you can still fundraise – create your page today!

The deadline to turn in all funds raised is 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017.

A Very Special Thank You to Our C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Sprinter Sponsors


Mile Marker Sponsors

Baker Rock Resources
Medline Industries, Inc.
Pacific University


Kids' Dash Ribbon Sponsors

Henningsen Cold Storage
Hillsboro Hops


Trophy Sponsors

Andersen Construction
Columbia Bank
Genentech, Inc.
Pamplin Media