Categories for Marathon

Portland Marathon

The Portland Marathon has been building a tradition, earning a reputation and we invite you to join the fun! Our goal has always been to produce the best event possible, and provide a memorable marathon or half marathon experience for each and every one of our runners and walkers. And to top it all off, we send our finishers home with great mementos – the most and best participant perks…

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Volunteer at the Portland Marathon, USA Fencing North American Cup

There are several volunteer opportunities available for Portland Marathon Weekend on October 3-5, including registration at the expo, volunteering at the start/finish area, medical volunteers, aid stations and more! This October Portland is again hosting a national fencing tournament, the USA Fencing North American Cup on October 10-13! Please visit the link below for more information about volunteering at both of these events.

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Portland Marathon helps fight childhood obesity with Kids’ Fun Run and Festival

Today’s youth are by far the most listless and sedentary generation ever recorded. Every analysis in Oregon documents that physical activity levels are lower in children than ever before with immediate impacts on academic performance and dire long-term consequences of heart disease, diabetes and chronic diseases. The Portland Marathon is fighting back against childhood obesity and promoting health by offering an upbeat physical-fitness activity for local youth — the Portland…

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Volunteer at the Portland Marathon

Volunteer at the 39th annual Portland Marathon on October 8-10! Each year the Portland Marathon is supported by thousands of enthusiastic volunteers who help make the event a memorable experience for runners and walkers from all over the world. In addition to individual volunteer opportunities, non-profit organizations can form volunteer teams to earn a donation from the Portland Marathon. Click here for more info on Portland Marathon volunteer opportunities. If…

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Portland Marathon: Some facts and figures

Maybe you’ve wondered about the 7,000 or so runners and walkers who finish the Portland Marathon every fall — including this Sunday. Where do these sweaty people come from? Why do they race in Portland? What do they do in town — besides inhale pasta and swarm the streets? Marathon organizers surveyed last year’s participants to find out. Results show that the marathon pumps money into Portland’s economy, longtime race…

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Race to chase dollars?

Oregonians jogged before it was cool, before they had iPods to entertain them or high-tech fabrics to wick away sweat. But even Portland is part of a national push to transform the marathon — the ultimate race — from an athletic competition to a tourist attraction. As participation soars, runners are getting older, slower and wealthier. They know they won’t win; they do it for the experience or the health…

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Running notebook Eugene Marathon to honor city’s past

With all that has gone on in recent years to reinforce Eugene’s reputation as a runner’s sanctuary, Richard Maher figures there is no better time than now to bring back a marathon event to the city. Maher, the race director of the first Eugene Marathon, said momentum for the April 29 race is picking up steam. The marketing for this year’s race centers around the line “Running in the footsteps…

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