Free Parking Near Start/Finish
Food at Finish
Packet Pick Up at Expo Friday
Note: If you register after August 13th, you will still receive a race shirt. The shirt color, fabric and size options are disabled on the registration form because we have already ordered the shirts and can not guarantee any particular size and color. However, there are extra sizes and colors, so you can choose what you like at packet pick up. Come early if you can. The Expo will be a wonderful experience for you, so don’t miss it. Full and half marathons are capped at 350 participants each. There will be no further registration changes accepted after 11:59 PM September 13th.
|Race||Registration Fees*||Starting Time||Starting Location||Finish Location|
|Marathon||$112 Prices Increase September 19th||7:00 am||Harrison St. and McKenzie St. Coburg, right in front of Normaa Pfeiffer Park
Shuttles Provided from Host Hotels and Harrisburg Finish Line
|Harrisburg High School|
|Half Marathon||$75 Prices Increase September 19th||8:00 am||Wilkins Rd, Lane County, just east of N. Coburg Rd
Shuttles Provided from Host Hotels and Harrisburg Finish Line
|Harrisburg High School|
|5K Run||$30 Prices Increase September 19th||9:00 am||9th Sreet in Harrisburg, right in front of Harrisburg High School||Harrisburg High School|
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.
Boston Qualifier Marathon
Ideal Climate, Elevation, and Weather
Fall in the Willamette Valley offers ideal climate for running a Boston Qualifier. It’s cool in the morning, slim chance of rain, and lower pollen count than Spring. As you train through the Summer, your body will acclimate to the warmer temperatures. In September, when the temperature has cooled, you can come run your Boston Qualifier or your personal best. Of course, being at only 400 feet above sea level helps, too.
USATF Certified Course
Measured according to the highest industry standards. Laid out and marked by trained professionals. You can run your race feeling confident we have done our part to keep you on course and running the correct distance. Your time will count!
Flat, Simple Course
In a long race, too much up will slow you down, too much down can tire out your quads, and too many turns will confuse your brain. Fortunately, we have one of the flattest courses in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s also simple. It starts at about 400 feet and drops gradually to 325. There are few turns, and each turn is marked with arrows, chalk, and friendly volunteers. On our course, your body and brain will focus on moving forward instead of up, down, or trying to get back on course!
Last Chance to qualify for Boston!
Each year, the Boston Marathon opens registration at the beginning of September. Our race date happens just before they typically fill up and close the window. If you did not get your Boston Qualifier earlier in the year, now is your last chance. Roughly 20% of our participants qualify for the Boston Marathon at our race. In addition, most of our participants are working toward a personal goal or a first time marathon, half, or 5K. It’s an inspiring atmosphere!
Pre-Race Expo, Feast, and Fitness CelebrationCelebrate at the Expo
The Pacific Northwest Marathon is a unique race. We focus on celebrating the small and big achievements of everyday folks. Do you enjoy hearing from people like you who have overcome challenges to achieve their goals? Do you want to learn from educated professionals specific things to improve your fitness journey? Do you want to feel a warm sense of community with your fellow runners and know what motivates the people who will be out on the course with you the next day? Do you want to be inspired? Don’t miss the Pacific Northwest Marathon Expo!
- Live Music
- Free Food for Participants (visitors can partake at a reasonable price)
- Inspiring Stories from Athletes, Average Folks, and Professionals
- A chance to bond with people pursuing a common goal
- Your chance to pick up your packet. Unless you have extenuating circumstances, please don’t plan to get it Saturday morning at the start line. We want to greet you by name at the Expo!
- Bib with chip for timing your race
- Course Map with aid stations detail
- Shuttle Schedules
- Parking Instructions for the race
- Race Shirt
Pacific Northwest Marathon Expo
Friday, September 20th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Harrisburg High School
- Shuttles available from host hotels.
- Some event parking nearby the expo.
Cash Prize for Winners
- 1st Place: $300 Cash
- 2nd Place: $200 Cash
- 3rd Place: $100 Cash
- 1st Place: $150 Cash
- 2nd Place: $100 Cash
- 3rd Place: $50 Cash
Event Record Overall Male and Female
Half Marathon: $50
Division winners receive a free entry for the following year. Divisions are Male and Female for every 10 year increment.