We have built the Portland Track Festival as a creative take on the traditional track meet. We’ve streamlined the event schedule, we’ve staged rivalry races between Seattle and Portland, we’ve pumped dance music, we’ve paired record attempts with record holders, and we’ve even brought you a flame-throwing, bag-piping, Darth Vader look alike on a unicycle. We are always piloting new ideas.
In 2018, in honor of our 10 year anniversary, we’re inviting those of you who want to introduce your own innovation at the Portland Track Series. Maybe you’ve had an idea about a particular race, you want to create an app, you might have a video project, perform a magic trick, anything. We welcome any idea that moves the sport of track and field forward.
Think of Portland Track as a business incubator for your startup. We have an established series of events, a skilled team, a knowledgeable audience, and national media exposure for you to deploy your idea.
There is absolutely no idea we won’t consider.
Complete the Portland Track Innovation Project application form below to pitch your idea during the month of February. We’ll select at least one of the projects, and possibly more, to receive a $2,000 budget to execute your project.
Applications are due by March 1. We’ll interview the selected project team(s) in early March.