Portland Marathon

The tigers nest and Bhutanese dancers

Hello, this is Mamie Wheeler, Assistant Event Director & Medical Director of the Portland Marathon.

The Portland Marathon would like to personally invite you to be a part of the Sister Marathon Peace Initiative running retreat to take place in the country of Bhutan February 28 to March 6, 2018.

The week-long event features a retreat with running legendsk and culminates with the running of the 5th annual Bhutan International Marathon.

Join us for this exclusive trip to the mysterious, beautiful and intriguing country of Bhutan - an adventure you'll never forget!

The Portland Marathon has only been allocated 10 places for this great trip. If you would like to join our group, please reserve your trip with us soon.

Have an amazing experience.

About the Portland Marathon


Next Race:

Sunday, October 8, 2017



Portland, Oregon, USA



Kid fun run, Marathon, Half Marathon



Walker friendliest marathon, best participant perks, best organized


Since earning the designation of “Best Organized Marathon in North America” from Marathon & Beyond in 1996, the Portland Marathon has consistently rated among the top ten marathons in the US. Accolades from Runner’s World have included “Best US Race in October, Most Walker-Friendly Marathon in the country, and “Portland might be the perfect first-timer event.”

In addition, Best of Competitor has named it the “Best Marathon in the Pacific Northwest” four years in a row! Now in its 45th year, the event boasts perfect Fall weather with lush, green scenery, the most on-course entertainment, unparalleled volunteer support, and fabulous finisher goodies (including an award-winning medal and performance grade finisher shirt).

Join us on October 9, 2016! Register today at portlandmarathon.org.

SPECIAL OFFER: $10 discount off our current price when using code BHUTAN when registering!

Walker Friendliest Marathon

Listed by Runner’s World as the “most walker-friendly marathon in the US,” the Portland Marathon has been welcoming walkers for over 20 years! We are fortunate to have a great course that allows us to stay open for 8 hours.

With our 4,500 dedicated volunteers, our event is proud of its motto: “All finishers are treated as winners!”


The normal mean Portland temperature for early October is 55 degrees. The estimated normal mean temperature at 7:00 a.m. is 50 and 61 at 12:00 noon.

Entertainment – Best in the West

The Portland Marathon has an abundance of live entertainment and music along the course. In past years this has included rock, jazz and country bands, a brass fanfare, street performers, a mandolin orchestra, a jug band, two 18 piece big bands, a dixieland band, aerobic dancers and numerous high school cheerleading squads. We attract additional entertainment every year. Last year, over 74 groups entertained at 53 locations along the course.

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