Half Marathon

You can still get into the 2016 Portland Marathon Half!

In a charity campaign known as “Help Save the RFH,” a limited number of Portland Marathon Half entries (the event has been closed for general public registration since January 31) will again be AVAILABLE and stay available for a limited period of time. During registration you will be encouraged to contribute and receive a separate commemorative/memory run “Help Save the Rose Festival Half” Package. This special package is in addition to the normal swag package received by participants as they finish the Portland Marathon or Portland Marathon Half on event day, October 9th. Register Now!


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.

2016ButtonHalfAlready 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!



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