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

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!

Santa Rosa Marathon & Half Marathon

Event Date August 24, 2014

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.

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Event Date August 31, 2014hp_4_or

This Labor Day weekend event is held in the heart of the Willamette Valley, recognized by many as the premiere Pinot Noir region of the country. The views from the starting area at Stoller Vineyards are mind-boggling, as the moon sets on one side of the valley and the sun rises next to Mt. Hood on the other. The Wine & Music Festival in downtown Carlton features 20 of the area’s best wineries (and one local brewery) with lots of great food options. Learn more

Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon

Event Date Sept. 6, 2014hp_5_bc

The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is the newest event in the popular series produced by Destination Races. It’s also the first in the series held outside of the United States. Kelowna is the largest city on stunning Okanagan Lake, a year-round recreational paradise in British Columbia, Canada. Learn More

Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon

Event Date October 25, 2014hp_6_hb

This Halloween and wine harvest-themed race starts in downtown Geyserville and twists through the beautiful Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Runners in costume compete for prizes at the awards ceremony and post-race wine tours and a finishers party cap off the event. It’s a favorite of the staff and most everyone who runs it for its scenery and festive atmosphere. Learn More

Temecula Wine Country Half Marathon

Event Date November 15, 2014hp_7_tma

This new 13.1 mile course starts and finishes at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, a luxurious full-service property that will host our post-race Wine & Music Festival. The course runs past orchards, horse farms, vineyards and no less than eighteen wineries, ranging from small producers to large production and resort properties. The event expo is held in the City Center, adjacent to historic Old Town, where many of Temecula’s favorite shops and restaurants reside. Learn More

Dubrovnik International Half Marathon & 2k Run the WallDubrovnik Logo - Final Proof

Event Date May 10, 2015

The Dubrovnik International Half Marathon & 2k Run the Wall, both inaugural events, and first of their kind 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.

Grandma’s Marathon

Event Date Saturday, June 20, 2015

gmsGrandma’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 20, 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.


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