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Portland Marathon Sold out

Portland Marathon

Portland Marathon

The Portland Marathon closed its public entries on August 18th. This is the fourth year the event has sold out both the full and half marathon events. The Portland Marathon Half sold out and closed in January.

“We are very pleased to have been able to close the public entry side of our event. This gives us the chance to be sure our Event logistics can be realized with the ordering of our shirts, medals, personalized bibs and all the other swag items given to our finishers,” said Jim Schaeffer, long time logistics coordinator of the Portland Marathon. “This much lead time really helps us produce a great Event.”

Charity entries are still available and will continue to be available until September 15th. Both the Marathon and the Half Marathon can be entered one of two ways: At no cost by contacting an official charity with entries and then agreeing to run on behalf of that charity. Or by paying a higher entry free where by half of that fee goes to the Portland Marathon’s charity fund. Last year this fund paid out grants and donations of over $200,000 to various nonprofits, service clubs, school activity groups and school athletic teams.

This year registrants are from all 50 States and a record 30 Countries. After Oregon the highest number of registrants are from Washington and California followed by Texas and Idaho. The Portland Marathon will again be Portland’s largest 3-day “convention.” Considering those who stay in local hotels, over $250,000 in room taxes will be collected and the Event will otherwise have an economic impact of about $25 million.

The sixty-five members of the Portland Marathon are in full gear to produce another great event. And helping them will be 4500+ local volunteers.

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