As the ongoing pandemic has cancelled many races through spring and summer, we understand there is growing concern that the Portland Marathon may suffer the same fate.
We wish to be clear that at this time, all events associated with the Portland Marathon are scheduled to take place as planned.
In the unlikely event that current health concerns continue into October, we will take extraordinary measures to ensure a safe environment for the race, provided that we are legally and safely able to produce the event.
We understand that some runners still may be hesitant to register at this time, and we get it. We'd like to remind our participants of the 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; we've 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 policy we hope to have eliminated any risk in race registration, and we strongly encourage runners not to hesitate to register for the 2020 Portland Marathon.
The Portland Marathon has been closely monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, and will continue to do so. 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.
We'll be posting further updates as needed regarding the status of the 2020 Portland Marathon.