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.

Grandma’s Marathon

Event Date Saturday, June 21, 2014

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 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!

Santa Rosa Marathon & Half Marathon1530413_10152242716619059_1372213430_n

Event Date August 24, 2014

The 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