The Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler and the Portland Bureau of Transportation announced a new solicitation for the 2018 Portland Marathon.
Several event producers have contacted the City of Portland, expressing an interest in hosting a marathon in 2018. In order to choose a qualified producer within the short time frame remaining, the City has created a streamlined process to select an organizer for a 2018 event.
Interested applicants will be asked to respond to seven questions that assess whether they have the experience, organizational capacity and financial resources necessary to successfully organize a marathon in 2018. Responses will be due on May 25th, 2018.
On June 1, 2018, the City will then hold a blind draw from the pool of qualified applicants to determine which company will produce the marathon.
The event will not be city-owned or sponsored. The event date will be October 7, 2018. It will be the subject to all permitting requirements and costs as provided by City rules.
The application can be found at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/58530