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Portland Marathon HALF

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Event summary

You’ll get to run the beautifully scenic streets and riverside parkways of Oregon’s largest city at its flagship Portland Marathon & Half Marathon, which makes its 48th annual running this fall along an out-and-back course that’s been called the “Best Race in October” by no less than Runner’s World magazine in recent years.

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Route description
Route description

The Portland Marathon event includes a full marathon as well as a half marathon. Both races start and finish at Portland's Waterfront Park at 1000 SW Naito Pkwy at the intersection of Naito Pkwy and Salmon Street. Both courses offer a fast elevation profile with the start/finish line only 36 feet above sea level, and a maximum course elevation of just 178 feet.

Did the Portland Half Marathon in 2019
Great job by the new producer of this event. The new course was a vast improvement over the old Portland Marathon route. Scenic and through neighborhoods where the crowd support was surprisingly good. Lots of goodies with this race, including excellent free pics. I'd highly recommend it.
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Logistics and schedule

Staging will be allowed in the start venue as early as 4:30 AM and all runners are encouraged to arrive no later than 6:00 AM. Those arriving in any manner other than on foot should plan for significant extra travel time upon reaching downtown. The marathon and half marathon both begin precisely at 7:00 AM.

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Chapman Square, 210 SW Main St, Portland, OR 97204, USA

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Both the marathon and the half marathon start and finish at the same location. The pre-race staging area is located in Portland's Waterfront Park at 1000 SW Naito Pkwy. Dozens of hotels are located within walking distance of the venue and runners staying at those hotels are encouraged to leave their cars at their hotels. Portlanders and others who plan to arrive at the start venue from farther away and require parking facilities for their cars are encouraged to plan for at least 45 minutes to park their car and walk to the start venue after arriving in downtown. Please utilize the Portland Marathon Parking Map to identify nearby parking facilities and keep in mind that these facilities require payment.

Because most race participants attempt to park as near as possible to the start/finish venue, those facilities closest to the start line will fill up early on race morning. To avoid potential delays due to full lots, runners are encouraged to plan to park at a facility somewhat removed from the start/finish venue if they arrive later in the morning. Also keep in mind that those who park at facilities nearest the start/finish venue will encounter the longest delays as they exit the area after the race.
Upon arriving at the finish venue, spectators may utilize the same parking facilities that are recommended for participants. It is very unlikely that parking will be available in the facilities nearest the start/finish venue by the time spectators begin to arrive and they should therefore plan to park at facilities that are slightly more removed from the venue. Spectators should expect to pay for parking and should anticipate delayed travel throughout the downtown area.
Those who plan to be dropped off at the start venue by another driver should arrange to be dropped off at a location well removed from the start line and proceed to the staging venue on foot. Please do not attempt to be dropped off directly at the staging venue as extreme traffic congestion will result.

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Portland Half Marathon
7:00am Sun 4th Oct 2020
Portland Marathon
7:00am Sun 4th Oct 2020
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