The Portland Marathon is open to runners and walkers of varying ages and skill. Wheelchair entrants are welcome (full marathon). We discourage participants under the age of 16. For your own protection, entrants are strongly recommended to have had a thorough medical examination within six months of race date. 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.

Age Divisions

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. Awards are 3 deep in each category.

"Best Race in October" - Runner's World