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Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Portland Marathon
March 12, 2020

We remind our participants of the very generous transfer/withdrawal/deferral policies that were instituted prior to the current outbreak. As runners ourselves, we understand that unforeseen circumstances can often interfere with planned events and we have therefore made it simple for our runners to transfer race entries to other individuals, defer race entries to a subsequent year, or withdraw altogether from the race. Given this generous policy, we encourage runners to not hesitate to register for the 2020 Portland Marathon.

The Portland Marathon has been closely monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and the Portland community is our absolute top priority and we will continue to remain vigilant as developments transpire. 

At this time, all events associated with the Portland Marathon are scheduled to take place as planned. In the extremely unlikely event that current health concerns continue into October, we will take extraordinary measures to ensure a safe environment for the race. In the meantime, we encourage all to strictly adhere to the CDC’s guidelines regarding personal hygiene and appropriate social distancing.

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