Portland Marathon, city agree on new course

The City of Portland originally denied the event a permit

The rain didn't stop runners from participating in the Portland Marathon, October 9, 2016. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Portland Marathon announced on Friday that the 46th annual event will go on as planned this year, despite issues that surfaced earlier this week.

The marathon was at risk when the City of Portland denied a permit for the 2017 Portland Marathon because the planned course would require more police officers to staff than the force has available.

City officials asked organizers to change their route to accommodate the staffing issues and an agreement was struck Friday.

The Portland Police released the following statement about the marathon:

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has suspended the process of considering the Portland Marathon’s potential appeal of our denial of its special event permit, pending the outcome of recently started negotiations over a new route for the event. The denial is not rescinded, and should these negotiations fail, the appeal process could be reinstated.”

The details of the course will be announced at a later date. The marathon is scheduled for October 8.