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!
Only at the Willamette Valley Marathon
Finish Line Wine Tasting Festival
2019 Registration Fees
|Category||10K||Half Marathon||Marathon||* Half Marathon Relay|
|Before January 1||$55||$70||$85||* $90|
|Before March 1||$60||$80||$90||* $100|
|Before May 1||$65||$90||$100||* $110|
|After May 1||$75||$100||$110||* $120|
Last Minute Registration
No Day-Of Registration! Saturday Packet Pick-Up is the last chance to register. 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 Half Marathon Relay fee includes both runners- one fee for two people. 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
Free Event Insurance
Register by January 1 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).
Registration capped at 1,500
We will be capping registration at 1,500 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!
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.
Race Day Parking
Free Parking at Capitol Mall Parking Garage all racers, friends and family!
Note: The walk from the finish line back to the garage is approximatly half of a mile- NO SHUTTLES AVAILABLE