Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K Race Series - VIRTUAL EDITION!

Sun September 13, 2020

Virtual Boring Marathon

108 spots left. Registration ends September 13, 2020 at 12:00am PDT

Virtual Half Boring Half Marathon

180 spots left. Registration ends September 13, 2020 at 12:00am PDT

Virtual Constantly Boring 8K

120 spots left. Registration ends September 13, 2020 at 12:00am PDT
2020 Boring Marathon is converting to VIRTUAL!

Dear Participants

Due to COVID we are unable to hold the 2020 Boring in-person race. The race is converting to a virtual race (with maybe virtual Goats?!?). If you haven't yet registered, please register for the Virtual Boring Race! In the virtual race you will still receive a medal and shirt (as long as you register by the shirt deadline) and will submit your results to be in the Official Boring Virtual Race Results. If you registered prior to 6/20/2020, you need to choose one of the following four options. If no option is selected you will automatically be moved to the virtual race.

Each participant will need to choose one of the following four options no later than July 31st.

After July 31st all participants who have not replied will be moved to the virtual race.

Option 1: Participate in the virtual race. You will receive a refund of any difference between what you paid and the cost of the virtual race ($45) minus any transaction fees.
Option 2: Full deferral to the 2021 race expected on September 12th 2021 and do not participate in the virtual race.
Option 3: Donate my registration fee to youth cross country and track and field programs and do not participate in the virtual race
Option 4: Receive a full refund. Before considering this, please realize this race is for charity and 100% of the proceeds go to local youth cross country and track and field programs

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions. You will receive a refund of any difference between what you paid and the virtual race cost (which is $45).

We will transfer your registration to 2021 race. You will not be in the virtual race. The 2021 race is expected to take place September 12th 2021.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Virtual Race Instructions

1. A week prior to the race you will receive an email with your race bib and instructions on how to submit results.

2. When the race officially starts on Sunday September, 13th you will receive an email and text message welcoming you to the race.

3. You must complete your run between Sunday September, 13th and end of day Saturday, September 19th.

4. Submission of your race results can be done via web form or text message.

5. When submitting your results, you will have the option to include a link to you Strava, Garmin Connect, or RunKeeper activity. If you do this, your results will be marked as Verified. If you don't have one of these apps, you can install Strava from your phone's app store and run with your phone.

6. When you report your results, you will be able to upload photos of your race to go into the official Boring race photo gallery.

Race results will be produced and ranked online in the following categories: overall, gender, and age group.

In the virtual race you will receive a medal, shirt (if you register by the shirt deadline), and official race results

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


The 2020 race has now converted to a Virtual Race due to COVID restrictions! The Virtual Boring Race includes race medal, shirt (if registered by the shirt deadline), and official race results! The virtual race gives you a structured activity to train for and participate in during the pandemic.

Below is information on how the 2020 in-person race would have been held:

The Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half-Marathon, and Constantly Boring 8K will take place on September 13, 2020. All races start and finish at Boring Station Trailhead Park in downtown Boring, Oregon. Parking will be at Boring Middle School and the surrounding neighborhood. Please use SE Wally Rd and SE School Ave to reach parking after 6:15 am, as runners will be crossing SE Dee St. The three races are all on the Springwater Trail, out and back, with the marathon having a few side detours to take in some local neighborhoods. The marathon mainly follows the Springwater Trail into Gresham and then continues onto a portion of the Gresham-Fairview Trail to Division Street before returning to the Springwater Trail, heading further west for a few more miles, then turning and heading home to Boring following the same route. The Half Boring Half is an out-and-back on the Springwater Trail.  The same goes for the Constantly Boring 8K, which never really leaves the Boring area, so truly is constantly Boring. All races support the cross country and track teams at Barlow H.S. and West Orient Middle School and all proceeds go directly to these programs.

Limit - Marathon is limited to 130, Half to 220, and the 8K to 150.

Packet pick-up - TBA, but definitely to include Saturday hours and race day morning!

Time limit - Walkers are welcome, but because we run part of the race along roads, we need to discontinue aid stations and traffic control after 6 hours. However, we will stay until the last runner/walker comes in and nobody will be disqualified by time. Early starts will be allowed - but are not required - for marathoners who expect to take longer than 6 hours.

Boring Sister City of Dull, Scotland - any resident of Dull, Scotland gets free registration (but you pay the travel)

Awards - All entries prior to August 15 are guaranteed to receive a shirt in their first size choice. After that time, shirts in your first size choice may not be available. To help guide a second choice, men's shirts tend to run a little large, and women's tend to run a little small. Medals will be awarded to finishers in all three races. Awards to top 3 places (male and female) in each age group for all races.

Refunds and deferrals - Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds or deferrals once you have registered.

Changing races - If you signed up for a race and wish to change to a different race, please contact the race director before September 1 at

The Boring Marathon is a USATF certified course and a Boston Qualifier.

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