Oregon SUMMER Half, full and 1/4 marathon
One of the Top 4 Most beautiful courses in Oregon - the other 3 are the Winter, Spring, and Fall courses.
Welcome to Oregon to those of you who are coming from 46 states and countries including Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Panama, Canada, Czech Republic, Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States of America! If this is your first time, extra, extra welcome! You are here to enjoy the Oregon Marathon, the Oregon Summer Half Marathon, or to enjoy Oregon one Quarter Marathon at a time.
We are proud of Oregon, and will celebrate with you at the start and finish of your race.
You will be interested in the 2017 Oregon Fall Half Marathon, the 2018 Oregon Winter Half Marathon, and the 2018 Oregon Spring Half Marathon. The 2018 Oregon Marathon will be on the same course. We will keep track of your results to see how you do each year!
The Summer Half Marathon course was moved to the Banks Vernonia Trail last year after we experienced extra hot weather in St. Paul in 2015. The 2017 course is mostly in a forest, which has a higher elevation, and lots of shade. The Marathon course is a USA Track & Field certified course, and as such, is a Boston Qualifying course. We will send the official results to the BAA for anyone that qualifies. If you need a letter from the Oregon Marathon, send an email to , and we will send the needed letter to you. A short out-and-back is necessary for the Marathon and Half Marathon. Plenty of volunteers and signs will direct you to the turnaround point. The out-and-back is on a paved road, so there is plenty of room to manuever.
Packet Pick Up -
Thursday, July 20 from 4-7 PM at Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott. 6100 SW Meadows Rd. Lake Oswego, OR 97035 Click HERE FOR MAP
Friday, July 21 from 6-8 PM at Courtyard by Marriott Hillsboro. 3050 NW Stucki Place, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Click HERE FOR MAP.
Marathoners and Half Marathoners - Pick up your shirt and bib at the Packet Pick Ups.
Quarter Marathoners - Pick up your bib at Packet Pick Up, and pick up your shirt at the START LINE of your race between 6:50 - 7:20 AM on Saturday morning. First come, first serve.
Marathon Starts - you have registered for either the 6:30 AM start or the 7:00 AM start. You must start at the time for which you registered. Both start times will be a chip start. A list will be posted of all those who will start at each of the start times. You must start at your designated start time
Half Marathon Start - you will start at 7:30 AM.
Quarter Marathon Start - you will start at 7:30 AM at the Banks Greenville Park.
Bus transportation to the start lines. Marathoners and Half Marathoners may ride the bus to the start line from Banks.
Half Marathon -
The start line of the half marathon is located at Stub Stewart Park, 13 miles north of where the finish line is. Park your car in Banks at the high school or middle school, or near the high school. You may also park at Sunset Park which is on the west side of Highway 47 from the high school. Please pay attention to regular no parking signs and do not park your cars there.
The first half marathon bus will leave the High School in Banks at 6:15 AM. Be ready to load by 6:00 AM. As soon as the first bus is filled, it will take off and we will start loading the next bus. The last bus will leave at 6:45, please do not wait until the last bus to load or you might miss your ride to the start line.
The start line of the full marathon is located at Vernonia High School in Vernonia, OR. Park your car in Banks at the high school or middle school, or near the high school in Vernonia (if you have a ride to Vernonia). You may also park at Sunset Park which is on the west side of Highway 47 from the high school. Please pay attention to regular no parking signs and do not park your cars there.
The first marathon bus will leave Banks High School in Banks at 5:15 AM. Be ready to load by 5:00 AM. The last bus will leave at 5:30 AM.
All finishers receive a medal award. Enjoy your well deserved finishers award. The 2017 finishers medal is a digitally enhance medalized medal from a photo of Haystack Rock on the Oregon coast. Look it up on the Internet so you will know all about it - you may wish to drive to the beach to see this prominent Oregon landscape feature.
Plenty of aid stations await you. CLICK HERE to see the course, water stations, ice stations, NUUN stations, and porta potties. Please click the PRINT button to print the course for your own use.
Please pay attention to the ice-water-towel stations - pick up your ice-water towel, and carry it with you to the next aid station. Put it on the back of your neck to cool yourself down if needed.
Marathoners - your 5th water station is a bottle station. Pick up your bottle, and carry it with you. Drop it off in the blue bin 1/4 mile from the pick up station, or, carry it with you to the next aid station, which is 1.4 miles away from the pick up location. Please do not drop your bottle in any other locations.
Fruit bar, ice cream, and hamburger/chicken burger picnic. Friends and non-participants may enjoy the food for $8.00. Chefs from Soda Springs, Idaho will prepare your hamburger or chicken burger the way you want it.
Running shorts are $25. Socks are $8.00. Oregon Marathon bags are $35.
Series Half Marathoners
Those of you who have already purchased four Oregon Half Marathon events - Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall - may park in the Series parking spaces. But, to do so, you will need to display two Half Marathon flags on your vehicle.
Several places to park - Sunset Park, Banks High School, Banks Elementary School, and Banks Middle School. Do not park in the neighborhood by the Greenville City Park, which is the finish-line area. There is other parking available on other streets. Please obey all No Parking signs. If you do not, you will be responsible for any parking tickets.
Carpooling is the best way to get to the event and to conserve parking for everyone.
Man to Beat
Watch out for Paul Rottich in the Marathon. He is a man on a mission. He just won his third consecutive Alaska Marathon, and has his sights on the Oregon Marathon overall, and the Oregon Marathon record. Try to keep up with him. Or, just have a great day yourself. Watch for the winners on the winners' podium.
Qualify for Boston
We will be watching your times, and will announce all Boston qualifiers at the awards presentation. Read more about it HERE.
Medals, age-group pins, gear bags may be picked up at the event only.
Your friends who live far away may now participate in most Uberthons events virtually. See the new Virtual Uberthons website. Click Here.
For those of you who participate locally in the Thanksgiving Morning Turkeython, five locations in the Portland area have been approved. After the Turkeython, we will all get ready for the 2018 Oregon Winter Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, and 5k that will be at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Course in Aloha. Both 18-hole golf courses are yours for the day - no golfers, no cars, no trucks - just pure running through a beautiful part of Oregon.
Oregon Fall Half Marathon - St. Josef's Winery - September 9, 2017.
Good luck. Thank you for running the Oregon Marathon, Oregon Summer Half Marathon, and the Oregon Quarter Marathon.
2018 Oregon Marathon
The Oregon Marathon has some exciting news for 2018, but, you will have to wait until October 1 to hear it - it will be a bombshell announcement in the Portland area. Next year's medal also showcases the beauty of Oregon. Here it is- another coastal digitized, medalized finishers award: