Sign up for 2019 Portland Marathon Updates

It’s official – there WILL be a 2019 Portland Marathon!

We’ve been in contact with Jared Rohatinsky, the CEO of Brooksee (the company selected to put on the race) and they are already hip-deep in preparations. Like any big event, though, it’s what you don’t see, what happens behind the scenes, that brings it all together. We’re excited to say that we’re planning some ways for you to get to know Jared over the next couple of months, to invite you to ask him questions and get candid answers, and to be part of the next chapter for Portland’s marathon.

In the meantime, however, you can visit the temporary Portland Marathon website and submit your email address to be added to their information update list. Click on the bottom of the website where it says, “Read more,” to read a statement from Brooksee about their vision. Here’s an excerpt:

Brooksee is dedicated to raising the Portland Marathon to the national stage while showcasing the uniqueness of Portland and reinvesting back into the local community.

Brooksee is working with the City and other stakeholders to create a route that is worthy of a world-class marathon while balancing the immediacy of creating and producing a new event in just eight months. Registration will open as soon as these details are finalized. Rest assured, however, that the long term goal is to create a world-class event and course that showcases the city appropriately even if it cannot all be accomplished in the first year.


About Kelly Barten (1151 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

16 Comments on Sign up for 2019 Portland Marathon Updates

  1. Awesome!!

  2. Lonette Dunham // April 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM //

    Will the marathon be set up for walkers

    • Hi Lonette,
      While there isn’t confirmation on this, in my talks with the RD he has indicated wanting to make it walker-friendly. I think it depends on the permits and how long the course can be open; it may be an option but at a certain point the course will move to the sidewalk as with many races. When we know more we’ll definitely post!


    • is updated.

  3. Rick Hughes // April 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM //

    Hi. Great news but what is the date?

  4. Mary Cella // April 27, 2019 at 11:45 AM //

    Do you have an eta for registration!?

  5. Still waiting BIG TIME on actual data being released regarding this race. It is positive that it is April 29th and some staff appear to be responding to some of the posts here but still highly discouraging that there is no website or registration yet…October 6th is just around the corner and my race timeslots are filling up and my patience is getting thin.

  6. There are currently about five months until the supposed date of this race which is not very much time to prepare. Will registration be opening soon? Has the course even been settled yet? Almost no information is available about what should be the largest running event in the city of Portland. Is this event still happening?

  7. Ann willeman // May 29, 2019 at 1:49 PM //

    Can people sign up for walking the half marathon part of this race, or is it just for runners?

  8. Ann Willeman // May 29, 2019 at 1:51 PM //

    Can I sign up to walk the Portland half marathon?

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