Prerace

Where to pick up your packet

Packet pick up is at the Portland Marathon Sports & Fitness Expo, held at our host hotel, the Hilton Portland on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 11am – 8p.m. and on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 9am  – 7pm. Remember there is no packet pickup Sunday.

Confirmation and Packets

You must bring your photo ID to the Expo in order to receive your bib, timing chip, and other pre-race goods.

In-person pickup only (Must have your photo ID to pick up). Packet pick up will ONLY be available at the Sports and Fitness Expo.

Race Day Parking

Please see Getting to the Event

Course & Spectator Maps

Course & Spectator Maps can be viewed and downloaded here.

Participant Tracking

Runner/walker tracking will be available on our web site the day of the event!

No Baggage Drop

As we work toward perfecting the security requirements we are required to have for our Event, one of the obvious areas of concern has been baggage check. Because our weather is traditionally quite good and for a variety of other reasons our baggage check numbers over the past few years have averaged only about 18% usage by participants on Event day.

We also have noticed that the ratio of discarded heat sheets/space blankets we give out at the finish is nearly 60%! That means thousands of these Mylar blankets are becoming a trash or “green” issue as we have to dispose of them. Unfortunately they are not easily recycled for use.

Participants will receive a finisher jacket as they cross the finish line that they can keep and use to keep them warm as they recover.

What to Carry

The Portland Marathon encourages runners and walkers to carry their cell phone and ID along with any other necessary items like energy gels. Participants may also want to carry some cash for the finish area beer garden.

And lastly, have FUN!


"Best Race in October" - Runner's World