Join us for the Providence
Heart To Start 5K|10K

This is a timed 5K|10K & Darigold FIT Kids Fun Run event hosted at Cook Park, Tigard. Gather your friends and family and join us for a morning of movement! In-person and virtual options available.


Just the facts please...

DATE: February 17, 2024

TIME: 9am 

PLACE: Cook Park, Tigard

RACE COURSE: Looped 5k and 10k courses. 200 yd out and back Darigold FIT Kids Fun Run!


5K Pricing:

Sept. 29 thru Oct. 31: $30

Nov. 1 thru Jan. 14: $35

Jan. 14 thru Feb. 17: $40

10K Pricing:

Sept. 29 thru Oct. 31: $40

Nov. 1 thru Jan. 14: $45

Jan. 14 thru Feb. 17: $50

Darigold FIT Kids Fun Run: FREE


  • When registering a family member or child for the 5k, each person will need a separate email address to create a registration.
  • When registering your child for the Fun Run, please register yourself first and then add your child second.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Dates & Location are TBD

*You must attend a packet pick-up to receive your bib & t-shirt. Someone else can pick-up your packet for you, please just make sure they know your shirt size.

*If you opted to participate virtually, your race day materials will be mailed to about a week prior to the event- do not attend a packet pick-up. Please confirm that your shirt size and address is correct on the registration website.

Give The Gift Of Movement

Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Give the gift of movement with an entry for the 2024 Providence Heart To Start 5K|10K! Your friend or family member will love the opportunity to tackle a new challenge and get active. This race is a great way to kick-start a healthy lifestyle and make lasting memories.

Purchase your entry now and make this holiday season one to remember! After purchase, you will receive an email with a gift certificate for the recipient to claim their entry. 


Please consider making an additional donation toward The Providence Heart Institute when registering for Heart To Start this year!

The Providence Heart Institute is committed to supporting the health of our communities, no matter where that might be – even out on the racecourse. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are an important part of any cardiac safety plan to reduce the impact of sudden cardiac arrest. Our goal is to provide free AED’s and training on proper use and maintenance to schools and community organizations throughout Oregon and SW Washington. Since this initiative began in 2017, we have awarded numerous groups and organizations with AEDs through the generosity of others. Help us create safer community spaces by considering adding a donation to your registration today. Just like the Heart to Start program, donations to support this program are managed by the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation’s healthier community fund.


Just the facts please.

Yes! You can bring a stroller.

There will be a complimentary light breakfast and beer for purchase

Packet Pick-up details to be released soon…

All participants receive a shirt, medal, swag bag and race bib!

Providence Heart to Start is a free 5K training program that began in Portland, Oregon in 2012. Since then, we’ve started a community, and inspired a movement where the 2,000+ annual participants span more than 20 states and 3 countries.

Our communities follow a 12-week training program leading to our goal event, a family-friendly 5K. Rather than focusing on time or speed, we encourage our teammates to go at their own pace, follow our weekly interval training plan, and walk or run toward a remarkable finish. We believe that joining a team gives you a greater chance for success with your own personal health goals that will move you even beyond the finish line, long after our season is over.

Season 12 begins the week of November 27, 2023, and will conclude just ahead of the Providence Heart to Start 5K/10K in partnership with Hood to Coast Race Series. If you are seeking an opportunity to connect with others for encouragement, weekly local meetups in SW Portland, virtual support with online groups, and lots of community celebration, then complete your free registration and join us for Heart to Start – Season 12.

Join Season 12

Heart to Start is powered by Basecamp Prevention + Wellness, part of Providence Heart Institute. Our free community programs are made possible by generous donations through the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation.


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