Sunday, October 7, 2018

Permission for use of Portlandia image granted by Raymond Kaskey, creator and sculptor, Portlandia Statue. 


Enjoy an amazing post-event feast from Stanford’s Restaurant featuring Portland’s own Rogue Brews.

Runwithpaula Events Selected to produce the marathon in Portland! 

Join us on Sunday, October 7, 2018 for this one year only event! We are filling in the gap and proud to be chosen to create a race for Portland that brings our community from near and far together for a weekend of running and walking.  All abilities welcome!  Let’s celebrate our community and mark a place on our calendar to share in our love of Portland and all it has to offer.

Our marathon course will be USATF Sanctioned and Certified and a Boston Qualifier.

  • Marathon 7:00am Start
  • Half Marathon 8:20am Start
  • 5 Mile 8:40am Start
  • 4 mile River Walk – 8:50am Start

Runwithpaula Events Selected to produce the marathon in Portland!

COURSE TIME LIMIT: The City of Portland requires participants to be finished with the race and roads re-opened after 7.5 hours (18min/mile pace). Participants not meeting this pace at the St. John’s Bridge will be turned back early and re-routed.

We are bringing back the legendary 5 Mile and adding a 4 Mile River Walk that is non-competitive and un-timed.  Dress up in your favorite KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD attire for the walk!

PORTLANDATHON!  Brought to you by local race directors Dave and Paula Harkin of Portland Running Company and Runwithpaula Events




Water and Gatorade Endurance will be available at each of our aid stations. Additionally, Clif Shot will be available on course.

Participants Receive:

  • Well supported Race Course
  • Team Red Lizard Pace Groups
  • Out of this world finisher medal
  • Cool Lapel Pin for 4 mile walk participants, medals for all other races
  • T-shirt
  • Commemorative Cinch Pack
  • Live Music: HIT MACHINE!
  • Stanford’s Finish Line Food
  • Rogue Beer (first one free!)
  • WhiteClaw Samples at finish line
  • Complimentary Race Photos by Gordon Cully
  • Gatorade Endurance and Clif Shot on course
  • OHSU Sports Medicine Team and Mountain Wave Search and Rescue on course and at finish.


Book your room at the Hilton Portland Downtown or the Duniway Hilton and save!  Find yourself in the middle of the action in the heart of the city!  Race Expo and Packet Pick Up at your fingertips.  Amazing property close to the starting line and and easy walk back post race.  Check out everything PORTLAND, stay with us at the beautiful Hilton Properties!






Register online for the marathon, half marathon, 5 mile or 4 mile walk.

Course limit for the marathon is 7.5 hours.  Those that have not reached this time goal will be turned back early at the bridge checkpoint. This is 18.5 min per mile pace.  Please note the course will close and participants will be unable to cross the finish if they are longer than 7.5 hours. If you think you may not be able to finish the marathon in 7.5 hours please register for the half marathon.

Changing distances after registration.  You may change your distance from one category to the other however no refunds will be made. You will be charged to move up in category according to price.

We do not offer refunds. Please purchase the race fee insurance offered to you during registration on Active.com.  We do not offer transfers or deferments.  Portlandathon is a one year event granted for 2018 only.

Registration is available online at active.com and throughout packet pick up.  No registration day of race except for the 4 Mile River Walk. Prices will increase at the expo and shirts will not be guaranteed after 9/20/18.

Course Maps and Start Line

All Races Start on SW Salmon St at SW Naito Parkway: 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204


Marathon Elevation Chart

Half Marathon Elevation Chart


Marathon Detailed Zoom Map
4 Mile Community Walk Course Map

All 4-Mile Walk Participants will receive a T-shirt and a Portlandathon Lapel Pin, a free Rogue Beer and finish line goodies! 

Race Expo & Packet Pick Up

Portlandathon Expo and Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, Oct 5 12-8pm
  • Saturday, Oct 6 10-6pm


HOST HOTEL and Expo Location: Hilton Downtown Portland


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Race Expo, packet pick up, walking distance to the start/finish area of all races.


Book your room now with our special PORTLANDATHON rates.  Choose between the Hilton Downtown Portland or the Duniway situated across the street from one another. Walk to the starting line from either of these amazing hotels.




Portlandathon Supports Our Local Community:

  • Multnomah Athletic Club
  • OSU Cheer/Dance Teams
  • Central Catholic High School
  • Amazon Dragon Paddling Club
  • Cleveland High School




Volunteer!! We have many volunteer opportunities!Eric and Kat Stone Volunteers Runwithpaula

Course Volunteer

Water Station Volunteer

Finish Line Volunteer

Set Up/Take Down

Music On Course

Packet Pick Up

Expo Volunteers

Send us an email if you are interested in volunteering at Portlandathon!

Please email [email protected]



Portlandathon will have pacers for both the marathon and half marathon.


Marathon: Team Red Lizard


Half Marathon:  Portland Running Company Race Team

Stephanie Crawford at 1:30
Kev Jackson at 1:40
Ryan Yambra at 1:50
Mark Remy at 2:00
Cindy Chan and Laura Morrison at 2:10


Experience Portland

Experience Portland:

Shop at Portland Running Company (Best Running Shop in the world owned and operated by Dave and Paula Harkin)

Eat Voodoo Donuts

Go to Saturday Market

Visit Portland Parks

Drink Local Craft Beer at Rogue!

Explore the city on the Nike Bikes!

Take a Segway Tour

Visit the Portlandia Statue

Have lunch or dinner on the Portland Spirit

Visit Portland State University

Check out a Trail Blazers Game or Timbers Game!

Eat at the Food Carts!

Ride the Tram

Ride the Street Car

Shop and Eat on SE Hawthorne and Belmont

Go shopping in the Pearl District

Run a trail run on Leif Erickson or Wildwood in Forest Park

Go to the Portland Art Museum

Go to OMSI

Visit the Oregon Zoo

Portlandathon is part of the Oregon Half & Full Marathon Series.

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