Race Preview: Pacific Northwest Marathon (and Half) Harrisburg

Pacific Northwest Marathon like many other races had to make a few last minute changes due to what’s going on in world right now, but they are making 2021 happen! The race directors have been working hard over the last many weeks making sure we get to run on September 18th. There will be some changes to this years race but it’s still going to be a quality event, a fantastic course and to those of you trying to quality for Boston, no worries here! The race director is working hard to make this happen!

If this race is on your last minute list, the last day to register is the 10th! This year PNW is offering a half marathon and a full marathon. Both races will start and end at Harrisburg Middle School (201 S 6th St. Harrisburg, OR 97446 on the corner of Smith and 6th street). Both races will start and end off of Smith. An updated map will be on their website in the coming days. The half marathon will be an out and back. The full will be running the half course  two times. I have ran this race in past years. It’s a very flat course on beautiful country roads. I’m certainly looking forward to running again this month.

Packet pick up will be at the Middle School close to the start/finish area on Thursday from 5-7:00pm and Friday from 5-8:00pm. When you arrive on race day there will be plenty of parking on the streets around the Middle School neighborhood. The full marathon will start at 7:00am and the half 8:00am. Both will have a staggered start to help with social distancing.

Race Details:

Pacific Northwest Marathon

When: Saturday September 18th

Time: 7:00 am Full and 8:00 am Half

Where: Harrisburg Middle School off the corner of Smith and 6th St.

Full: capped at 120 $95. Half: capped at 130 $65

Last day to register September 10th

You can register here 

Find Pacific Northwest Marathon on social media here


About Julie Mullins (104 Articles)
I am a 41 year-old runner from Dallas, OR. I am married to Jerry (also a runner) and we have three kids (one who will run with us on occasion). I work full time at West Valley Hospital/Salem Health and run as often as I can. I ran in High school but as an adult, started running in 2008. Since then, I have completed 13 full marathons, numerous 5k, 10ks and 15k. I've run two Ultras and just completed my 31st half marathon. My goal is the get my BQ in 2018 at Eugene Marathon! (Pinch me, I DID IT!!!) I also organize a local running group called ZaoFit (on facebook). I LOVE running with others - it is what keeps me motivated to stay consistent, and to keep dreaming big.

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