A Portland Marathon Partner Event is a running or walking event promoted by The Portland Marathon as an interesting, challenging, fun, and well administered event that can potentially be participated in as part of training for The Portland Marathon in October.
Cooper River Bridge Run
Event Date April 5, 2014
The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.
For more information visit their official site.
Big Sur Marathon
Event Date April 27, 2014
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world – and, for runners, the most challenging. The athletes who participate in the Big Sur International Marathon may draw inspiration from the spectacular views, but it takes major discipline to conquer the hills of Highway One on the way to the finish line.
Related marathon-day events include a 21-Miler, 10.6 and 9-Milers, a marathon relay and 5K. On Saturday there is the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K. An expansive sports expo takes place for the two days before the run at the Monterey Conference Center. Runners can carbo-load Saturday evening at the “Pasta Party,” held at the Monterey Marriott, and celebrate after the event at the Post Race Party, also held at the Marriott. Each year, the non-profit marathon board of directors donates over $180,000 to local charities.
For more information visit their official site!
Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
Event Date Saturday, May 10, 2014
Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offer the ideal destination running experience. Held in early May on Mother’s Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to visit this haven for outdoor recreation. The area has plenty to offer including beach and ocean activities, hiking, biking and running trails, historic towns and missions, plenty of shopping and restaurant options, and an abundance of wineries and tasting rooms. And you’ll LOVE this scenic course that runs from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into the Danish-settled town of Solvang. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a weekend full of activities in this bucolic setting and celebrate in style at the expanded post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. Form a team of six or more. Run with, or for, your mother. Check out their official site for details.
Event Date Saturday, June 21, 2014
Grandma’s Marathon is a point-to-point course run along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. The 26.2-mile stretch begins on scenic Old Highway 61, just outside Two Harbors, Minnesota and finishes in Duluth’s Canal Park. Enthusiastic volunteers, spectators and live entertainers line the streets to cheer runners on as they stride to the finish line.
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
Event Date Saturday, June 21, 2015
Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Duluth area native Garry Bjorklund is a 1976 Olympian and a 1977 and 1980 champion of Grandma’s Marathon. He has been instrumental in the development of running throughout Minnesota. In 1991, the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was created to recognize his contributions to long distance running.
If you’re not up for running 26.2 miles, then the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is the race for you – it’s half the distance, and just as fun! This popular half marathon is one of the largest races of its kind in the United States and is run on the second half of the beautiful Grandma’s Marathon course, finishing at the same finish line in Duluth’s Canal Park.
Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon
Event Date July 27, 2014
In total, participants run through or along 12 parks before they reach the new finish line, through the arches of Powell Plaza and the final stretch on the track at Historical Hayward Field. No doubt, this is one of the prettiest and flattest certified marathons in the country!
Will you be a Legend in 2014? Registration is open for the 8th annual Eugene Marathon – to be held July 25-27, 2014. Check out their official site for details.
See the Portland Marathon Booth at the Expo!
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
Event Date July 20, 2014
Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality. Other activities are scheduled around race, so bring family and friends and plan to stay and play! You’ll also meet new friends and running colleagues at this iconic event, which draws from all fifty states and many foreign countries. Join us for a special occasion this year as we celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2013. Check out their official site for details.
Sunriver Marathon For A Cause
Event Date August 31, 2014
In the heart of Central Oregon’s inspirational running country, influenced by the breathtaking views of Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is proud to host the 2nd Annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause. Enjoy a unique race experience for runners of all levels, as the USATF certified course and Boston Qualifier takes you through the area’s most stunning high desert landscapes of Sunriver, Caldera Springs and Crosswater. All proceeds benefit the Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and their fight Against Breast Cancer. Enjoy a weekend in Central Oregon with the whole family, race weekend room packages available.
For more information go to: Sunrivermarathon.com
Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon
Event Date August 31, 2014
Held in the rolling hills of the Yamhill Valley, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon offers the perfect mix of work(out) and play! Runners enjoy a course with breathtaking scenery, and the reward of a music and wine festival at the finish.
Limited entries! Register Now!
Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon
Event Date September 6, 2014
The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is the newest event in the popular series produced by Destination Races. Kelowna is the largest city on stunning Okanagan Lake, a year-round recreational paradise in British Columbia, Canada.
This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and lakes, with abundant sunshine and ideal growing conditions for many premium wines and many varietals. Whether you’re a novice or experienced runner, you’ll love this scenic course starting on the East Bench above Kelowna at Vibrant Vines Winery
with magnificent views of the lake. Find out more!