About the Event

The C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run is a fun, family-friendly activity to enjoy on the 4th of July in downtown Hillsboro. It combines three events—a Kids’ Dash, timed 5K walk/run, and a health fair.

The Tuality Healthcare Foundation has once again teamed up with AA Sports, Ltd. to bring the MYLAPS “Chip on the Bib” Timing System to the 2016 C.A.T. Walk and Fun Run.

The “Chip on the Bib” Timing System allows for real time, accurate race results. Race results will be available immediately upon completion of the race. Official results will be available online following the race.

USA Track & Field Certified Course

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

When and Where

Monday, July 4, 2016, starting and finishing on Main Street in front of the
Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza.

Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m. On-site registration and pre-registered check-in.
Kids' Zone opens.
Cancer Awareness Health Fair opens.
7:30 a.m. Registration closes.
  One-block Kids' Dash begins (ages 3 to 11, must be registered for event.)
7:45 a.m. Cancer survivor photo taken on the steps of the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza.
8:00 a.m. 16th Annual C.A.T. Walk & Fun Run begins.
10:00 a.m. Event concludes and parade begins.
All participants are invited to enjoy the Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade.
Kids' Zone closes.
Cancer Awareness Health Fair closes.

The Course

The 5K (3.1 mile) course winds through the streets of downtown Hillsboro. Participants will also get a premiere view of the staging areas for the 4th of July Parade. The C.A.T. Walk is a USATF certified course.

A USATF-certified course is a road race course whose distance has been certified for accuracy. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Furthermore, running a race on a certified course allows you to accurately compare your time to performances run on other certified courses because you can be sure the distances were the same. No one can truly establish a personal best if the course distance is not accurate.

Click here for route map and directions.

Who Are You Going to Run For?

Celebrate and Commemorate Lives Touched By Cancer

Participants are invited to recognize the special people in their lives who have been touched by cancer. Tribute badges will be available for everyone to write the name of the person you are walking in memory or honor of and display it on your shirt during the walk.

There will also be a tribute banner that participants may sign that will be walked in the Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade.

Health Fair

Come learn about cutting-edge cancer treatments, services, healthy living and meet a few of our sponsors.


Participants are allowed to bring wheel chairs, strollers, child-carrier backpacks, and baby joggers. In-line skates, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, and roller skates are prohibited. Please be courteous to others and leave your pets at home.

Transportation and Parking

Kids' Zone (Children 11 and under)