Survey Results

BIG thanks to the thousands of you that responded to our shirt survey! We received a lot of great feedback and are implementing the following changes based on your votes.

  1. We’re going to give you the option to opt-out of receiving a shirt and instead, having us donate the cost to OSHU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
  2. We heard you loud and clear, sizing, especially for the women’s shirts, has been very off the past few years. Many of you also requested a more relaxed fit. So, we are going to implement unisex sizing.
  3. Many of you also requested that we offer larger sizes, so we will be expanding our size options to include XS – XXXL
  4. 60% of respondents requested that we keep the shirt long sleeve, which we will do for 2021. However, we are also going to print the same design on short sleeves and tank tops that will be available in the merch store.
  5. DESIGN CONTEST! Many of you requested that we open on the design process to you, our participants. So we are happy to announce that we’ll be accepting submissions starting August 1, 2020. See below for details!

Design Contest


  • Long sleeve
  • Relaxed fit
  • Base-color will be Kelly Green (#)
  • Your design should be limited to 1-3 colors
  • If you’d like to include the year in your design (lots of people requested this), use 2021 or 43rd

Please note, pg slot “Keep Portland Weird” and the Portland Sign are both trademarked and therefore cannot be included in the Shamrock shirt design.

Click the button below to view some of the suggestions and feedback we received from the survey.


  • The design must be your own work and cannot include trademarked or licensed items
  • Your design does NOT need to be professional or polished, a rough drawing is acceptable
  • Your design can include front, back, and sleeve artwork or be limited to just the front; the choice is yours!
  • Upload an image or PDF of your design by August 31, 2020
  • The top 3-5 designs will be chosen for public voting
  • Public voting will start on September 8th and go through the end of September
  • The design with the most votes will be selected as the winner on October 1, 2020
  • The winning design will be featured on the official 2021 Portland Shamrock Run race shirt