One of the Fastest, Flattest Marathons in Oregon
Run downriver along the Willamette River from the beautiful, quaint town of Coburg, Oregon to Harrisburg, Oregon. These towns are preparing to host you and make your race the experience of a lifetime. Both the full marathon and the half marathon are flat, fast, and gradually downhill to give you a little boost. Along the way, you get to explore the scenic farmlands of the southern Willamette Valley. If you want to run a fast marathon in Oregon, register with us.
Note: these interactive maps work best on your desktop. Use the satelite view and zoom in on the maps below to see details. Aid stations, parking, food, and bathrooms will be added as we develop the maps further. The elevation profile shows that the marathon starts at 400 feet above sea level and drops to about 315 feet. The half marathon course will start at about 380 feet above sea level and drop to the same location at 315 feet.
Start Times and Locations
Marathon: 7:00 AM September 21st at Norma Pfeiffer Park in Coburg, OR LIMITED PARKING
Note: Drop-offs are welcome, limited parking at start (see Parking and Shuttles for Race Start below).
Half Marathon: 8:00 AM September 21st at 33325 Wilkins Rd, Eugene, OR 97408 NO PARKING
Note: Limited drop-off capacity, if you are dropping off a participant, plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the race. No parking at start. (see Parking and Shuttles for Race Start below)
5K: 9:00 AM September 21st at 7th & Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446 (at Harrisburg Middle School)
All races end at the bus turn-around at 7th & Smith St, Harrisburg, OR 97446 (at Harrisburg Middle School)
Information regarding start times, parking and other useful information is also available via our interactive race map.
Parking and Shuttles for Race Start
The expo and finish line are in the school bus driveway just east of Harrisburg Elementary School on Smith Street. You can not drive in or park there. There is limited parking at the full marathon start, and there is no parking at the half marathon start. The 5K start is the same as the finish line.
The best parking areas are:
1. Harrisburg High School parking lot on 9th Street (on Friday during the expo, we will be competing with a football game, starting at 7:00, so fill the other areas first).
2. Harrisburg Middle School parking on 6th Street (only on the west side so that you don’t block the 5K course).
3. Gravel lot between school bus parking and Harrisburg Middle School.
4. On city street north of Smith so that you don’t block or congest the race course.
On Friday for the expo, we will be competing with a football game, so if the parking lots fill up, just drive a little farther north in town to find open street parking. Make sure to park correctly, and do not block driveways or fire zones.
On Saturday, parking will be easiest before the full marathon, from about 4:15am to 6:15am. If you are going for the half marathon, go a little early in case the parking lots are full and you have to park on the street (not along the race route).
CATCH THE SHUTTLES EARLY
If you are staying at either of the host hotels, Hilton Garden Inn Springfield or Life Northwest Harrisburg, the shuttle will pick up on Friday for the expo and on Saturday morning early for either race.
You can catch the shuttle from the Harrisburg high school parking lot or from the host hotels as early as 4:55 AM on Saturday to the full marathon start line. Show up at least 10 minutes early. The last FULL MARATHON shuttle from Harrisburg High School will leave at about 5:30 AM From Hilton Garden Inn the last full marathon shuttle will leave at around 5:25 AM. From the Life Northwest Hotel the last full marathon shuttle will leave at around 5:40 AM.
Last Full Marathon shuttles leave at:
The last FULL MARATHON shuttle from Harrisburg High School will leave at about 5:30 AM.
From Hilton Garden Inn the last full marathon shuttle will leave at around 5:25.
From Life Northwest Hotel the last full marathon shuttle will leave at around 5:40
Transportation will be provided back to the full marathon start and host hotels.
For the half marathon there is no parking at the start line. For the half marathon catch the shuttle from the Harrisburg high school parking lot starting at about 6:10 AM. The Hilton Garden Inn half marathon shuttles start at about 5:55 AM. Life Northwest half marathon shuttles start at about 6:30 AM. Show up at least 10 minutes early. Last half marathon shuttles from the Harrisburg high school parking lot leave at around 6:50 AM. Last half marathon shuttles from the Hilton Garden Inn leave at around 6:55 AM. Last half marathon shuttles from the Life Northwest Hotel leave at around 7:20 AM.
Last Half Marathon shuttles leave at:
Last half marathon shuttles from the Harrisburg high school parking lot leave at around 6:50 AM
Last half marathon shuttles from the Hilton Garden Inn leave at around 6:55 AM.
Last half marathon shuttles from the Life Northwest Hostel leave at around 7:20 AM.
Note: All shuttles are approximate, we have twice as many shuttles as last year hold tight, we will get you to the start.
Packets are available at the expo only. If you have an emergency and cannot have your packet picked up for you at the expo click the button below to notify our packet crew.
All participant bags and personal items will be transported from the start-lines to the finish. Participants must supply their own bag and label.
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Beautiful Marathon in Oregon, Willamette Valley
When you run a marathon in Oregon, part of what you come for is the beauty of the Willamette Valley. Tree lined main streets, open farm land, views of fir covered hills, cool weather, and the Willamette River all make this course relaxing and peaceful. That’s part of why the Pacific Northwest Marathon in Oregon is an international destination.