You can still get into the 2016 Portland Marathon Half!
The Portland Marathon Half sells its public entries out in January, and transitions to a charity event. You can get a charity entry by either:
1) Buying a Charity Entry
No fundraising required. You purchase a charity entry and half of the fee goes to the Going the Distance Foundation. Use the red button at the bottom of this page!
2) Participating with a Charity
Some fundraising is required (it varies by charity). Contact one of our official charities to get an entry.
About the Portland Marathon Half
Start with Ease
Using 8 street blocks, our field of participants assemble in easy-to-use and uncrowded start corrals, complete with their own set of porta potties! This has ensured an easy and faster start as well as a smooth running or walking transition along the course.
A Fast Course with Plenty of Aid
Runners and walkers move along a course that is basically flat and has only 10 turns. Our running times for the last three years reflect our course really is fast! And there are teams of volunteers and great aid stations to make sure your run is a great one.
It’s all about the Little Things
With respect to the little things that can make a difference: Your bib will have your name on it… and in a large and very readable letters. On the Half course, participants are entertained by 37 music and entertainment groups at 30 locations… we believe the most for any half marathon anywhere in the US!
A Rewarding Finish
For those finishing in a time of 3 hours or faster you will find very few participants in the finish area after you cross the finish line except for your fellow Half Marathoners. Our first Marathoner does not arrive until about 2.5 hours and then only about 50 Marathoners will cross until 3 hour mark.
Our Half Marathon participants receive an abundance of Finish Area food & drink as well as: A finisher’s medal, branded disposable cover up, rose, event coin, pendant, tree seedling, rose and a long sleeve performance finisher shirt. We really do have the best goodies! And you also get a free poster and coffee table worthy pre-event publication.
After leaving the Finisher’s area runners can enjoy a reunion area with more fun attractions and music. This year the finish area will be expanded to make it more festive and fun for finishers, families and supporters.
So just like our Marathoners, anyone who signs up for our Portland Marathon Half has made a great decision to run or walk a great event. Last year our Half Marathoners came from 40 States, all the Provinces of Canada and over 25 Countries. We always plan to make your journey on our course a fun and enjoyable one, reflective of all the good things Portland has to offer.
Already registered? 2016 Portland Marathon Half Participant List (updated weekly)
Your Half Marathon registration includes:
Bib with your name large across the top, reusable disposable cover up to keep warm at the finish, collectible event coin, pendant (miniature of the finisher medal), award-winning finisher medal, long-sleeve finisher shirt (performance material, gender specific), a Portland rose, a tree seedling to plant, your photo taken at multiple locations, a wide array of finisher food and drink, a souvenir participant bag, an event poster & pre-race publication!