The Portland Marathon is open to runners and walkers of all ages and skills. Wheelchair and handicapped entrants are also welcome. We strongly discourage participants under the age of 16. Those between the ages of 16 and 18 must have parental approval.
Note: For your own protection, entrants are strongly recommended to have had a thorough medical examination within six months of race date.
Also note: Unregistered participants are not allowed to complete the course and are subject to removal by event officials and/or police.
Strollers: Those who wish to push someone safely in the event must first contact our office about their intentions. When and if permitted, the person pushed as well as the person pushing and anyone else accompanying must ALL be registered participants.
Entry Forms Fee and Deadline
All registrations must be completed online. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable (including to another individual or event) and can not be rolled over.
NOTE: NO DAY OF RACE ENTRY OR PACKET PICKUP
No entries will be sold at the Expo, this includes the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Family Walk, 10K Downhill Dash and Kid’s Fun Run. All events are expected to sell out.
Age groups and categories for men and women will include 15 categories: 19-under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40- 44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80- 84; 85-89; 90 & over. Number of awards are based on the number of participants in each category.
- Team Competition (corporate, open, masters and divisions for male, female and co-ed)
- Men and Women Wheelchair
- Half Marathon Nordic Walking (see special events page for entry requirements)
- Half Marathon Olympic Style Race Walking (see special events page for entry requirements)
- Masters Competition (over 40)
- Clydesdale & Bonnydale Competition (for the larger framed runner – sign up at Expo – $5.00 fee)
- Pump and Run Muscle Division (must also participate in Clydesdale & Bonnydale Competition, sign up at Expo – $5.00 fee)
Clydesdale and Bonnydale Competition
Since 1986 the marathon has recognized that larger, heavier participants are at a disadvantage when competing against lighter counter parts. To meet the challenge the Clydesdale and Bonnydale divisions have been established. Categories include:
|39 and under and 40 and over for:|
In addition there are “Pump and Run” divisions where participants may bench press weights at the Hilton during the packet pickup. A formula of weight pressed at the time of completion is used to determine winners.
|39 and under and 40 and over for:|
|185-199||Bench 205||145-159||Bench 110|
|200-224||Bench 215||160-179||Bench 115|
|225-249||Bench 225||180+||Bench 120|
Those interested in these divisions must officially sign up for the competition at the Portland Hilton during packet pickup. Look for signs in the main Expo room. There is a special $5.00 entry fee. Award winners known at the time of the awards ceremony will be announced. Awards are sent to winners after the event.
Confirmation and Packets
You must know your bib number and bring your photo ID to the Expo in order to receive your bib, timing chip, and other pre-race goods.
Race packets will not be mailed–in person pickup only (Must have your photo ID to pick up). Packet pick up will be available at the Sports and Fitness Expo on race weekend, Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. NO DAY OF RACE ENTRY OR PACKET PICKUP. The Expo will be held at the Portland Hilton Hotel, located at 921 SW 6th Avenue in downtown Portland.