Getting to the Event

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

With over 15,000 people converging downtown, the Portland Marathon strongly recommends public transportation for participants and spectators. Portland’s MAX light rail system has many convenient park & ride locations and will drop you off just a few blocks from the start/finish line. Bus and light rail service is limited on Sundays so please use the trip planner atTriMet.org to plan your race day trip in advance. Please plan to arrive downtown by 6 a.m.

Park & Ride Locations
Eastside – Gateway Transit Center (1321 NE 99th Ave.)
Just 25 minutes to downtown. MAX Red/Blue lines get off at SW 3rd and Morrison stop.

Beaverton/Hillsboro – Sunset Transit Center (10470 SW Barnes Rd.)
Just 20 minutes to downtown. MAX Red/Blue lines get off at SW at Mall/SW 4th stop.

North Portland – Delta Park/Vanport (1940 N Victory Blvd near I-5)
Just 25 minutes to downtown. MAX Yellow line get off at Pioneer Place/SW 5th stop.

PARKING DOWNTOWN

On-Street Parking
If you park downtown, please plan to arrive by 5:45 a.m. Parking is free until 1:00 p.m. and can be pre-paid for an additional 60-90 minutes. Park west of SW Broadway or south of SW Clay St. to avoid the immediate start/finish area.

Garage Parking
There are several garages within easy walking distance of the start/finish. The SmartPark garage on SW 10th and Yamhill is one of the largest and most accessible. See driving directions below.

Driving Directions to Downtown

From the NORTH on I-5 South:
Take Exit 302B, to I-405 toward Beaverton and St. Helens
Take Exit 2A toward Couch St. and Burnside St.
Turn Left onto Burnside St.
Turn Right onto 11th
Turn Left onto Yamhill St.
Turn Left onto SW 10th
Park in the SmartPark garage on your right at SW 10th and Yamhill

From the EAST on I-84 West
Take I-5 North toward Seattle
Take Exit 302B, to I-405 toward Beaverton and St. Helens
Take Exit 2A toward Couch St. and Burnside St.
Turn Left onto Burnside
Turn Right onto 11th
Turn Left onto Yamhill St.
Turn Left onto SW 10th
Park in the SmartPark garage on your right at SW 10th and Yamhill

From the WEST on Highway 26 East
Get into the left lane towards I-405 N, St. Helens and Seattle
Take Exit 2B toward Everett St.
Turn Right onto NW Everett St.
Turn Right onto 11th
Turn Left onto Yamhill St.
Turn Left onto SW 10th
Park in the SmartPark garage on your right at SW 10th and Yamhill

Option 2 – Street Parking:
From the center lane on Hwy. 26, take Market St. exit; street parking west of Broadway.

From the SOUTH on 1-5 North
Get in the left lanes, and take exit 299B toward I-405/City Center
Take Exit 2B toward Everett St.
Turn Right onto NW Flanders St.
Turn Right onto 11th
Turn Left onto Yamhill St.
Turn Left onto SW 10th
Park in the SmartPark garage on your right at SW 10th and Yamhill

Option 2 – Street Parking:
Get in the left lanes, and take exit 299B toward I-405/City Center Take exit 1C to SW 6th Ave; street parking south of SW Clay St.

Finding your corral at the start line

All participants will assemble in separate corrals to allow for a wave start by expected finish time. Corral A is composed of the fastest runners; each corral will then be released in alphabetical order, concluding with corral H. Please note: participants are not permitted to move to a faster corral but may switch to a slower corral.

The letter and color bar on your bib indicate your corral. There is a map on the back of your bib with detailed instructions; entry points are listed below.

Corral A/B: Enter at SW 5th and Salmon – head east on Salmon

Corral C/D: Enter at SW 1st and Jefferson or SW 2nd and Jefferson – head north on 1st or 2nd

Corral E, F or H: Enter from SW Yamhill St. or SW Naito

 


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