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Race Preview: 2016 Blooms to Brews Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

Blooms to Brews offers a Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and 10K on Sunday, April 10th in Woodland, Washington. The course runs through historic communities, includes views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers and takes advantage of the Holland America Flower Gardens’ Woodland Tulip Festival. The Marathon is a Boston qualifier and will have blooming lilacs and tulips along the way. Music, beer (or root beer) and food will be waiting at the post party held at Horseshoe Lake Park. Besides the beautiful course, participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, virtual goodie bag, finisher medal and post race refreshments. Register online through April 6th. The Marathon and 4-person relay begin at 7:30AM and costs $120 (marathon) and $220 (relay), the Half Marathon begins at 7:40AM and costs $90, the 10K runs at 7:50AM and costs $60.

VIP tickets are no longer available online, but 10 tickets will be up for grabs at packet pick-up on a first come, first serve basis. VIP includes a covered tent area with heaters, massage table, open bar with beer and wine, catered food and other surprises. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Scott Hill Park and Sports Complex. The Marathon course includes a total of 15 aid stations, approximately every two miles.  Water and Gatorade will be available at every aid station, as well as port-a-potties. Gummy bears will be passed out at 4 of the aid stations. There will be online tracking to follow runners and Beast Racing will be along the course providing pacers. The course is mostly flat and strollers are allowed, please just be considerate and line up in the back. Packet pick up will be on Friday, April 8th from 4PM-7PM and Saturday, April 9th from 11AM to 5PM at Woodland High School (1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, Washington).

Kids Bloomathon presented by B2B Marathon Foundation and Draper Orthodontics will take place on Saturday, April 9th at the Woodland High School Stadium (1500 Dike Access Road, Woodland, Wash.). Kids 5 up to 13 can register to run a timed mile. Registration will be available at packet pick up and their start times vary, so check out the website for details. All kids will receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and entrance to the YMCA Fitness Festival.

Blooms to Brews

  • Sunday, April 10th
  • Horseshoe Park Woodland, Washington
  • Marathon 7:30AM ($120)
  • 4-Person Relay Team 7:30AM($220 per team)
  • Half Marathon 7:40AM ($90)
  • 10K 7:50AM ($60)
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About Teresa Wymetalek (261 Articles)
I love anything and everything related to health and fitness! I teach group exercise and do small group personal training when I'm not cleaning up after or shuttling three boys around. I run to to clear my mind, keep my sanity and stay connected with friends. I'm still working on teaching our dog, Autzen, proper running etiquette. Half Marathons and Triathlons are my favorite events and I watch a whole lot of soccer.

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