Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
8:00 a.m.

Route map:
See detailed PDF map BELOW

Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon
A Signature Rose Festival Event

It's time to ROCK with the newest Rose Festival event, the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon! Part of the world's most popular running series, participants will rock out along the 13.1 mile course to bands that reflect Portland's diverse music scene. The unique route of the run features two of Portland's bridges, the City's front yard (Tom McCall Waterfront Park) and inner Northeast neighborhoods that reflect the cool character of the Rose City.

Be a Rose Festival Runner!

You can participate in the run AND help perpetuate Portland's Official Festival at the same time. Join our fund raising team and run for the Rose Festival!

Have fun, meet other runners, enjoy race-day hospitality and get an exclusive Rose Festival Runners team t-shirt. You could earn the chance to run in another Rock 'n' Roll series event! For more information see the document below.

Info/Interest Form [PDF]

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is one of the beneficiaries of the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon. During the 15-year history of the series, more than 75,000 charity runners have raised over $249 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations.

If you can't run, you can still help! To make a donation to the Rose Festival Runners fund raising team, go HERE.

You can donate to the TEAM or to the RUNNER of your choice!



See the 2013 route map:

Detailed Route Map [PDF]


See a list of the Live entertainment:

Performers - List [PDF]

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Participant Perks

  • Scenic course highlighting host cities famous sites
  • Live, local bands along the course
  • Spirited cheer squads lining the course
  • Brooks Technical Participant Shirt
  • Official Finisher Certificates
  • Finishers Medal
  • Swag Bag
  • Plentiful Course Support
  • Free Admission to the Finish Line Festival and Post Race Concert (where applicable)
  • Free Admission to the 2 day Health & Fitness Expo

Attend the Expo

The Health & Fitness Expo takes place at the Portland Expo Center on Friday, May 17 (from noon to 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 18 (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

This event is FREE and open to the public featuring the latest health and nutrition information with a variety of products for sample and sale, as well as a series of interactive fitness clinics.


For exclusive rates and availability at official 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon hotels, go HERE to make your hotel reservations.

Travel Portland's Housing Department is the official source for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon reservations. Please use their website to book, modify or cancel hotel reservations. We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

All hotel inquiries may be sent to:
For phone reservations, call:
1.877.678.5263 x2

To register and get more information, go to:


Registration is now open!

Thousands have already registered for the event so don't delay -- register soon! This half marathon will sell out.

Official Website

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