Partner Events

A Portland Marathon Partner Event is a running or walking event promoted 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.


Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon

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!

Check out their official site for details.

Dubrovnik International Half Marathon & 2k Run the Wall

Dubrovnik Logo - Final ProofThe Dubrovnik International Half Marathon & 2k Run the Wall, take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. As a medieval walled city, Dubrovnik is steeped in stunning architecture and sculptural detail, the has been the set of TV shows including the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones.”

A fun Half Marathon course depicting the best of Dubrovnik, participants will experience spectacular views of the old town and harbor, and finish down the historic Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik. This limestone-paved pedestrian street runs through the Old Town, the historic part of the city surrounded by the Walls of Dubrovnik. The day before the Half Marathon, adventurous participants can challenge the 2k Run the Wall, as they run across the top of the series of stone walls constructed during the 14th and 15th centuries, that have surrounded and protected the city throughout history.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon

RUN-SBHeld 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. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. Form a team of six or more. Run with, or for, your mother. But be warned…this race is habit forming and sells out early! Register now!


Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half

hp_3_n2sThis 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 the 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. This is not your typical running race, this is a lifestyle experience! Register Now!


Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

hp_4_orHosted in Yamhill County in the heart of the Willamette Valley, participants rave about the small-town charm, incredible sunrise views, scenic course, great wines, and post-race Wine & Music Festival, presented by Ken Wright Cellars. Less than an hour from Portland, this thriving wine region is a favorite of Pinot Noir lovers and romantics who desire a less hectic vacation experience. Activities are planned all weekend long , including the race expo held at the magnificent Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. If you aren’t already a resident or frequent visitor, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the area and this race. Register Now!

Santa Rosa Marathon & Half Marathon

1530413_10152242716619059_1372213430_nThe marathon is a newly designed out and back course that starts in Juilliard Park in downtown Santa Rosa. The first 2 miles run through scenic Downtown Santa Rosa. It is a flat, fast Boston Qualified course that then continues along the scenic Prince Memorial Greenway. Mile 8 – 19 then goes through beautiful West Sonoma County and runs through De Loach Vineyards and even their barrell room!

Learn more and register by going to their web site.

"Best Race in October" - Runner's World