First Responder Assist Team


Thank you to our wonderful community of Portland Marathon participants, spectators and volunteers for all your support of the First Responder Assist Team 2013!

Metro West Ambulance has been a proud partner of the Portland Marathon for 18 years, providing medical coverage of the start/finish area and on course. Metro West Ambulance has also provided emergency services for 60 years to the communities served, responding to emergencies that we know happen without warning.

The Portland Marathon, in partnership with Metro West Ambulance, initiated this program to identify all those interested in providing assistance to our city’s First Responders in the event of an emergency during race day.

The intention of the program is to raise awareness in order to ensure the highest level of safety for everyone in attendance of the Portland Marathon.


We encourage you to identify yourself with a First Responder Assist Team wristband. These wristbands are free to all participants, spectators and volunteers with a suggested donation.

Pre-order of 2014 First Responder Assist wristbands is available now right here on this page. We will continue to grow this program and update you throughout the year, providing incentives and appreciative support to all those who pre-register.

Spectators, volunteers, participants, register for the team by clicking “Join the Team” below. Use coupon code WAIVED and you will only be charged based on the donation you choose to make. Suggested donation is $5. Thank you!

Register via the link above, and then pick up your 2014 First Responder Assist wristband at the:

Portland Marathon/Metro West Ambulance Medical Advice Booth
30th Annual Sports & Fitness Expo

Friday, Oct. 3 from 11a to 8p
Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9a to 7p

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR

Thank you for your support & teamwork!

All the best,

The Portland Marathon & Metro West Staff


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