Travel Portland issued a statement that they expect thousands of visitors to attend the upcoming Portland Marathon in 2019 for the official "Rebirth" of the race. "We are confident that the Portland Marathon will become one of the best destination races in the world" says Jared Rohatinsky, CEO of Brooksee. "We are uniquely positioned to draw out-of-state participants due to our enormous national audience that has grown over the past seven years with the REVEL Race Series. For example, our REVEL Mt Charleston event in Las Vegas in April 2018 had participants from all 50 states and 16 countries. At that event, an astounding 87% of full marathon participants came from out-of-state and 54% of half marathon participants came from out-of-state. Closer to home, the 2018 REVEL Mt Hood Marathon & Half that takes place just outside of Portland had 84% of its full marathon participants and 68% of its half marathon participants come from out-of-state."
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Travel Portland Plans for Thousands of Out-of-State Visitors
Sept. 19, 2018