Although the year is winding down, the race calendar isn’t! Here’s a list of Portland marathons, fun runs, and road races for newbies and seasoned pros to check out this fall and winter.
October 22, 2023
Calling all adventurers! The Stub Stewart Trail Challenge is a magical journey through the heart of Silver Falls State Park.
Lace-up your shoes and prepare to be enchanted by stunning waterfalls, whispering forests, and meadows filled with wildflowers. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or just starting out, there’s a distance for everyone, from a half marathon to a full marathon.
October 28, 2023
Boo! Join the fun at the Run Like Hell Halloween-themed race! Dress in your spookiest costume and run or walk the Half, 10K, or 5K course. This year’s theme is retro video games, so get creative and show off your love of Pac-Man, Mario, and all the other classic characters.
The 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon all start at the Milwaukie Elks Lodge, and the course follows the flat, fast, and paved Trolley Trail. After the race, stick around for live music, beer, food, and more. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with your friends and family.
November 3-5, 2023
Calling all runners and walkers! Get ready for the most scenic race on the West Coast, with distances for everyone from 5K to 50K ultra. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or just starting out, there’s a distance for you at this race. And with its stunning views and supportive atmosphere, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience.
So, lace up your shoes and get ready to run (or walk!) through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. But don’t wait too long to register because this race always sells out!
Walkers are encouraged for the 5K, 7-mile, and half marathon courses, so bring your friends and family and make it a party!
November 23, 2023
Gobble gobble! Check out the annual Portland Tofurky Trot, a Thanksgiving morning celebration of compassion, fresh air, friends, and gratitude. This 5K (3.1 miles) run or walk is open to all ages and all levels of physical fitness. It’s the perfect way to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday while supporting Oregon farm sanctuaries.
The Trot kicks off at 9 a.m. from the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion. The course is family-friendly, pet-friendly, and stroller-accessible, so bring the whole gang! Snacks and coffee will be provided inside the pavilion to help you fuel up for your Trot.
December 10, 2023
Dash Through the Snow at the Foot Traffic Holiday Half Marathon! This road race is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season. With its scenic course, festive atmosphere, and abundance of delicious treats, this race will surely make you smile.
The half marathon course starts and finishes at the Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Downtown Portland, the University of Portland campus, the St. Johns Bridge, and Pier Park. And, of course, no holiday race would be complete without carolers and music!
But the real highlight of the race is the gingerbread cookie aid station. Here, you can refuel with delicious holiday treats and enjoy the company of other festive runners. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season and get some exercise at the same time. And don’t forget to wear your best holiday costume!
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