42nd Annual Portland Marathon | October 6, 2013
The 2013 Portland Marathon is filling fast. Register Now to reserve your spot at the The best organized Marathon in North America!
Speak with Your Feet - Remember Boston
The Portland Marathon’s charitable giving foundation “Going The Distance” has opened an official campaign on behalf of the Boston victims. The Speak With Your Feet™ campaign will launch a series of promotions to raise funds and show support for our friends and colleagues at the Boston Marathon and the worldwide community of runners who participated there.
The Portland Marathon is a long time supporter of the Boston Marathon. The terrorist bombing in Boston is truly a shocking, terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families as well as all the others who have been impacted by this senseless violence.
It is heart breaking to have such a tragedy occur at an iconic event where people come together from all over the world to run, celebrate and rejoice in the power of running. This act of violence in such a venue is not only shameful, but cowardly, especially because its targets included the innocent. Indeed, everything possible should be done to capture and punish those responsible for these horrific deeds.
So, now in the face of this tragedy we now need to come together; to move forward in a positive way; to remember those who were so cruelly injured or who died; and to continue to run and walk in their memory and not allow fear to overtake us as the terrorist would want it to do so.
Since 9/11 in 2001 the Portland Marathon has worked closely with The City of Portland and Oregon State officials, the FBI and Homeland Security as well as other first responders and agencies to ensure a safe Portland Marathon course and a safe Start and Finish area. We plan to review and further improve existing protocols to be sure everyone feels secure and as safe as possible for our October 6th Event.
So as we send our prayers and thoughts to those involved with Boston, let us not give in to fear. Let us speak with our feet in the memory of those who died and were injured. Surely they would want all of us to do that.
We will dedicate our Portland Marathon in October to the memory of all those impacted by this tragic Boston event. And we will provide all our finishers with a token that carries forward the remembrance of those who suffered in Boston.
It's all at the Hilton
The site of our registration & 2-day Sports and Fitness Expo, and just
3 blocks from the start/finish! Stay in the heart of it all!
Reserve your room
(Note: The Hilton fills up fast! Book Now!)
For more than forty years the Portland Marathon has been building a tradition, and earning a reputation.
Our goal has always been to produce the best event possible, and provide a memorable 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 marathon swag anywhere!
Best Marathon in the Northwest, and Best Event Swag in the NW
– Best of Competitor 2011 and 2012
What You’ll Take Home:
collectible poster • souvenir publication • 2 performance-grade shirts • mint-struck proof medal • challenge coin intricately detailed pendant (miniature of the medal)
And at the finish, our signature congratulatory gifts:
A rose symbolizing our fair city, and a genuine North
west tree seedling to take home and plant in commemoration of your achievement!
"Best Race in October" - Runner's World