Local Traffic Information
The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The race route has been entirely changed from previous routes in an effort to include more of Portland's neighborhoods and create a memorable experience for runners and residents. Continue to scroll down to see an interactive map of the entire route.
Select from the options below to see more detailed information regarding race day traffic impacts in your neighborhood. If you're not sure which neighborhood you live or work in, use this map to find out.
- Arlington Heights
- Goose Hollow
- Hosford-Abernethy (HAND)
- Lloyd District
- Northwest District
- Old Town
- Pearl District
- South Burlingame
- South Portland
- Southwest Hills
- ALL OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS
The race begins at 7:10 AM and concludes at 1:45 PM. However, traffic impacts in your neighborhood may be in effect before and/or after this time frame, depending on setup and teardown operations. As a rule of thumb it will not be possible to drive on, or drive across, the streets used for the race until the last runner has passed the location and the traffic control devices have been removed. Vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching the race route.
The interactive map below shows the entire race route. Zoom in to see the exact streets that will be used for the race. All streets that are used for the actual race will be posted "No Parking" from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3rd. If your home or business is located on the actual race route, please note that any vehicles parked on the street during the indicated hours will be courtesy towed. Towed vehicles will be taken to the closest possible street that is not posted as No Parking.
"No Parking" enforcement will also be in effect in instances where one-way streets run into the street used for the actual race. If your home or business is located on a one-way street that intersects the race route, you will not be able to park your vehicle within one block of the race route from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. If your car is towed, please call 503-823-0044.
Because it will not be permissible to drive on the streets used for the race while runners are present, residents and businesses whose driveways access the race route will not be able to pull their vehicles into/out of their driveways during the closures; they should instead plan to park their vehicles on a nearby street that is not located on the race route.
Neighborhood Cheer Challenge
Does your neighborhood association want to get involved with the marathon and make some money? All neighborhood associations (including those that are not on the actual race route) are invited to participate in the Neighborhood Cheer Challenge. Here's how it works: If your association decides to participate, you will be assigned a spot on the race course to take over and demonstrate your neighborhood's personality. You are encouraged to bring signs, play music, decorate, and most importantly CHEER on the runners and help them have an unforgettable experience.
After the race, runners will vote on their favorite groups and the top five neighborhood associations will win $500 each, with the first place group taking home the grand prize of $1,000. There is no limit or requirement on the number of people who need to participate, and there is no fee to participate. To sign up your neighborhood, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the City's administration of this permit, please contact Allison Madsen at email@example.com or 503-865-2482.