本賽事自1986年舉辦迄今，為本市城市行銷及觀光宣傳的重要代表性活動之一，賽事分為「全馬組」及「半馬組」，計有2萬7,000名跑者參加，賽道獲國際馬拉松暨長跑協會(Association of International Marathons and Distance ，簡稱AIMS)丈量認證，並向中華民國田徑協會提出國內成績認證申請，保障菁英選手成績，並努力成為臺灣第一個取得國際田徑總會(International Association of Athletics Federations，IAAF)認證的「市區馬拉松」目標邁進。
Taipei Marathon has been one of the most representable event for the city's marketing and tourism promotion since the first Taipei Marathon took place in 1986. With a half marathon and full marathon run, the event attracted 27,000 runners to participate. The route has been measured and certified by Association of International Marathons and Distance ,AIMS and has been submitted to the Chinese Taipei Athletics Association for certification to ensure elite athletes' performances be record keeping. We are working toward the goal of making it the first International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF certified Urban Marathon in Taiwan.