October 6th, marks the 43rd annual Portland Marathon.Beginning with the 29th Annual Sports & Fitness Expo taking place today, Oct. 4th, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5th from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., in the Ballroom and Exhibit Hall of the downtown Hilton Portland at 6th and Salmon.
The Portland Marathon and Portland Marathon Half starting line is on SW 4th and Taylor in downtown Portland, Oregon at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
The Portland Marathon has teamed up with ActiveTrainer coaches to create Marathon, Marathon Walk, Half Marathon, 10K Non-competitive Walking and 5 Miler-competitive run training programs that are a balance of aerobic, anaerobic and cross-training workouts.
If you are brand-new to running or a veteran getting back into the sport or your are thinking of signing up for the Portland Marathon or 1/2 Marathon in 2014, you are invited to join one of the many training programs.
The Portland Marathon Clinic offers several programs leading to the successful completion of the Marathon. Established in 1984, the Clinic has helped thousands of runners and walkers complete their first Marathon and 100′s of others to achieve their personal bests. It provides proven, safe and supported programs. It is the sanctioned official training program for the Portland Marathon.
There are many special and modern features to the Portland Marathon. One of which is the "Chip". In 2008 the Portland Marathon introduced the use of the Chrono Track chip timing system. Chip timing included the start, 10k, 10 mile, half marathon, 20 mile, 35 km and finish splits. Chip timing is removed from the course at an 8 hour pace. The chip is also used to facilitate the calling of names of runners and walkers as they cross the finish line. They are proud to call out the names of over 97% of our finishers!
Whether your a participant or a spectator, community of Portland brings much enthusiasm and support to the marathon every year.