Registrations are selling quickly for the 45th Anniversary Portland Marathon!


Alert: Marathon registrations are going fast! Charity entries still available for the Half!

Join us for our 45th year! The Portland Marathon has been building a tradition, earning a reputation and we invite you to join the fun Oct. 9, 2016!

Our goal has always been to produce the best event possible, and provide a memorable marathon or half marathon experience for each and every one of our runners and walkers. And to top it all off, we send our finishers home with great mementos – the most and best participant perks anywhere!



2015 Recap – Thank you!

Thank you to all Participants, Volunteers and Spectators! Be sure to take the time to review your fun graphical race results, your event day photos, and the virtual goody bag while they are still available:

About your 2015 Medal
Your 2015 medal is like an 18th or 19th century “order” which was worn much like a brooch or suspended from an elegant ribbon. As depicted, the medals for the Full and Half are of the same design, except for applicable wording, color rings and metal color. The obverse of both depicts the Portland Rose in a deep three dimensional design (look for the two runners in the rose’s center). The reverse includes the iconic State of Oregon shield surrounded by a ring which depicts acorns and oak leaves, representing the strength of the endurance runner. The medal has already been featured in several articles, including this one.

About your 2015 Pendant
Both are identical to the medals in design and detail except for the green coloring which appears only on the reverse of the medals. These pendants are perfect to give as a memento to a friend or loved one, and of course, are elegant to wear on a necklace or placed on a bracelet or a keychain.

About your 2015 Event Coin
The Portland Marathon was the first marathon to provide a Challenge Coin (Event Coin) for its participants. These coins actually were created as souvenirs that were given to the deployed members of the Oregon National Guard who have participated in the nine virtual runs the Portland Marathon has produced in Iraq and Afghanistan for our troops. The Pendants and Coin are presented to finishers in keepsake drawstring jeweler’s bags imprinted with the Portland Marathon logo.

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