The Portland Marathon includes a Marathon, Half Marathon, Kid’s Fun Run & Festival, 3-day Event Directors College, and 2-day Sports & Fitness Expo in October in Portland, Oregon.
The 46th Portland Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The Portland Marathon has an abundance of live entertainment and music along the course. Last year, over 74 groups entertained at 53 locations along the course. The course traces a route that embraces the many faces of this beautiful and friendly city. It includes the scenic riverfront, historic Old Town and various residential neighborhoods. Runners are treated to broad panoramas of the entire city the waterfront, a 3-mile bluff on the east side of Portland, and a dramatic view and crossing of the St. Johns Bridge, one of the most beautiful suspension bridges in the world.
The Portland Marathon is rated as one of the premier marathons in the U.S. and one of the top 10 road race events in the U.S, and one of the top 40 races of all types and distances. Runner’s World called the Portland Marathon “The best people’s marathon in the West” and for the past ten years has ranked it as one of the top marathons in the country. We are also very proud of previous rankings by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons which has listed the Portland Marathon as: “The best organized Marathon in North America” & “One of the top 3 marathons to do as a first marathon”