The mission of UMPQUA STRONG is to create an outlet for expressing hope through a positive community experience. It’s a mission that becomes more powerful when we share with friends and neighbors. No one is an island and we are all stronger together.

When you register for UMPQUA STRONG, you have an exciting opportunity to engage with friends and family all over the world to support your walk or run.

Step 1:

Every participant receives an email with a unique fundraising page after they register. Don’t have that? No worries, just go to and click ‘log in’ with the same email and password you used to register to access your unique fundraising page. Anyone interested in donating can also lookup any participant’s fundraising page and make a donation by going here.

Step 2:

Set an attainable goal for your fundraising efforts…or set a lofty one…remember that whatever dollar amount you raise will go toward creating a lasting impact far after you cross the finish line. All event proceeds will go to UCC Foundation and fund a legacy of memorial scholarships in victims and survivors honor.

Step 3:

Now is the fun part…sharing with friends! Post your link on social media and ask your circle to pledge support toward your run, or hold a game night at home and invite your friends to donate, have a bake sale…the sky is the limit!


If you really want to spread the love…start a team! Team members can expand the reach of UMPQUA STRONG and ANYONE from ANYWHERE can register on your team, run or walk from their community, or donate towards your team goal.

And just because everything is sweeter with a little reward, we want to make sure to recognize your efforts. How does 15 suite tickets to a Portland Trailblazers game for you and your buddies sound? That and other awesome prizes are available in these categories:

  • Most money raised by an individual
  • Most money raised by a team
  • Largest team
  • Best team spirit (dress up, choregraph a dance, whatever you choose, just do YOU and we will pick the winner!)

UMPQUA STRONG wants you to be a part of standing with this community and encouraging one another. However that looks to you–donating, creating a team, or being a lone wolf and rocking out your race– we just want YOU to be strong with us. Because only TOGETHER WE MOVE FORWARD!