The 38th annual Starlight Run is on June 4, 2016. Join an estimated 7,000 runners for a 5k (3.1-mile) run that travels the Portland Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade route. The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities. Get more information at

The 2015 run benefited Legacy Rehabilitation Services, which provides a wide range of therapies to our child and adult patients. Our highly trained staff specializes in sports medicine/injury prevention, orthopedics, neurological, cancer, speech and burn rehabilitation. We offer this continuum of services in both outpatient clinics and hospital settings. 

If you're thinking of training for the Starlight Run or another 5k race, check out our Tips for Training below! 

  1. Couch-to-Starlight 5k Training Program

    Register for the 8-week training program today by clicking on your preferred location: DowntownWest PortlandTroutdaleTualatin and Vancouver.  

    Our Couch-to-Starlight 5k training program will help you cross the finish line of the Legacy Health Starlight Run. Whether you're new to running, just getting back on the road after an injury or a seasoned racer, we can help you get trained in just eight weeks. Our team of physical therapists will give you the tips, tools and motivation you need to make this race your best.

    The 8-week Legacy Health Couch-to-Starlight training program kicks off the week of April 7th and ends when we cross the finish line at the Legacy Health Starlight Run on May 30th. This year, we’re doing things a little different, and have 5 training sites to choose from: Downtown, West Portland, Troutdale, Tualatin and Vancouver.

    Program includes:

    • A professionally written training plan
    • Weekly (evening) group workouts
    • Physical therapists - with a passion for running - at every group workout to offer guidance and answer questions about injuries, equipment and training
    • Weekly education sessions - before the group workout
    • A supportive group of future runners, just like you!
    • Your registration to the Starlight Run and an official run T-shirt (a $30 value)
    • Legacy Health dry-fit T-shirt, and other fun prizes and gifts along the way

    Cost: $40 and includes everything listed above, as well as your registration to the Starlight Run.
    Register today by clicking on your preferred location: DowntownWest PortlandTroutdaleTualatin and Vancouver.

    Questions? Please email-

  2. Meet Our Trainers

    Meet our Legacy Health Couch-to-Starlight physical therapists team! These therapists have a passion for running, and will be at our group workouts to offer guidance and answer questions about injuries, equipment and training.

    Ashley Buffington, DPT - Downtown site

    Spencer Bushnell, DPT - Downtown site

    Erin Clougherty, DPT - Tualatin site

    Michael Deegan, DPT - Downtown site

    Jenni Eller - Vancouver site

    Mary Enns, - Troutdale site

    Jeremy Hinton, P.T. - Vancouver site

    Dennis Howe, MPT - Downtown site

    Tad Jensen - Downtown site

    Jenna Kandravi - Troutdale site

    Matt Mensik - Troutdale site

    Monica McPartland, DPT - Downtown site

    Karen Mees, OTR - Troutdale site

    Alison Murray, DPT - West Portland site

    Meghan Peck, DPT - Vancouver site

    Hans Stenfert-Kroese, P.T. - Tualatin site

    Kara Schuft, DPT - Downtown site

    Brandon Tilton, P.T. - Tualatin site

    Amanda Thomas - Downtown site

    Emily Wilson, DPT - Downtown site

  3. Tips for Training

    Want to try a 5k this year? We can help! Check out these great tips from our team of physical therapists: