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The Portable Marathon started out as an in chat joke between runners/streamers back in 2014 during the weeks leading up to one of the Best of NES marathons. As we felt it was sad that GameBoy games didn't get appreciated as much as other platforms, this joking around eventually lead to making an actual marathon.

Shortly after the announcement of PM#1, participants started calling it the Tiny Ten, as opposed to the Big Twenty name the NES marathon achieved. Although the official name still remains the Portable Marathon, calling it the Tiny Ten has become a staple in the community.

Although the first two editions of PM/TT consist solely of original GB games, later editions will include GBC, GBA and onwards. The main purpose of the marathon is to spread the love for these portable gems and to make the platform become more popular in the speedrun community.


How & When

Portable Marathon #2 will take place on the 7th of November, starting between 1PM/2PM EDT and will be hosted on the ESA channel.

Although there isn't a requirement to register in advance, if you want to, you can leave a reply in this thread. An hour or two before the actual marathon will start, we will open a racing room on the SRL IRC channel for everybody to join. We will close entries 20 minutes before the start.

To qualify for entering the race we do suggest having the ability to be able to stream (for restreaming purposes on our end) and to have an actual SRL account.

If you still want to play together with everybody without meeting these requirements, feel free to do so of course!



For those of you who are playing with an emulator: VBA is banned! This due to it running the games too fast. Bizhawk, Gambatte or BGB are recommended.

For those of you who are playing on console: Super Game Boy is banned! This is due to it running the games too fast. Super Game Boy 2 or GC Game Boy Player are recommended. Doesn't matter if you use an Everdrive or the actual games of course.