Willamette Valley Marathon

Sunday May 6, 2018

What our runners rave about...

Breathtaking Courses, Generous Catered Lunch, Well Stocked Aid Stations, Gear Check Bag, Free Massage, Chip Timing and more...

2018 Registration is Open

Register by Jan 1, 2018 for Best Pricing & Gold Registration- Free Event Insurance

2018 Registration Fees

CategoryHalf MarathonMarathon* Half Marathon Relay
Before January 1, 2018$70$85* $90
Before March 1, 2018$80$90* $100
Before April 22, 2018$90$100* $110
After April 22, 2018$100$110* $120

No Day-Of Registration

Previously registered competitors will be able to pick up their race number and packet on race day, but no new registrations.

* Half Marathon Relay

The cost includes both runners.This event is two people splitting a HALF marathon. To register please follow directions on the Active.com registration website. You will first fill out information on one runner, then will be prompted to register 2nd runner.

One runner will run out meeting their teammate who has driven to Minto-Brown Island Park. The first runner will go from the Oregon State Capitol start to Minto-Brown Island Park, and the second runner will run the remaining course and finish at Salem’s Riverfront Park. There will be an exchange set up to assist runners.

We Love Happy Runners!!

Every one of our registered runners will enjoy the following:

• Epic/ Beautiful/ Life Changing/ Historic Courses
• Well Stocked Aid Stations & Lots of Port-a-Potties
• Chip Timing
• Cool Tech T-Shirt
• Gear Check Bag
• Custom Finish Medals
• Catered Lunch
• Commemorative wine glass
• Willamette Valley Marathon Wine Tasting Festival
• Free Post Event Massage
• Local foods

State of the Nation Challenge

Be the first to register from your home state and receive a limited edition commemorative State of the Nation Pint Glass as well as one of our custom running caps as well as 50% off your next Breakaway Promotions event.

Registration Capped at 1,000 Runners

We will be capping registration at 1,000 runners combined for all races. Do not wait until the last minute to register, as we anticipate selling out. Secure your spot early to make sure you are running the event!

Gallagher Fitness $25 Gift Card when you register in store by February 28, 2018! 

The great folks at Gallagher’s will generously give you a gift card good for $25 in purchases at Gallagher Fitness!  A special thank you for their tremendous support in getting this event going! This offer is good for in-person registrations, with check or cash only.

Gold Registration- Free Event Insurance

Register by January 15

Register by January 15 and receive Gold Registration Free Event Insurance giving you a 100%, no questions asked refund should you need to cancel.

Refund request must be received at least 30 days in advance of race (last-minute special circumstances will also be considered). PLEASE NOTE: Our Gold Registration deadline is normally January 1 but we are extending it for the inaugural year of the Willamette Valley Marathon.   

The beautiful Willamette Valley Marathon...

Experience one of the country's most spectacular and breathtaking marathons and half marathons. Begin your run at the beautiful Oregon State Capitol and meander through the downtown streets of Salem before transitioning into the lush green of forests and meadows along the Willamette River. Finish your marathon on the banks of the Willamette and enjoy local foods and wine!

Refunds & Transfers

There are no refunds issued for your registration however, we do offer the opportunity to transfer your registration to next year's event or to transfer your registration to another participant on the waiting list. This transfer must happen at least 1 month before the event. After that it gets super busy as we approach the event date and we will be unable to process any transfers. This is a courtesy we offer to our participants. But please don't ask us to extend it within that one month before the event.

If you are transferring your registration to someone else, you must let us know so we can update their contact info and family contacts in the event of an emergency. Anyone running under someone else's name will be disqualified and not eligible for an award/trophy.