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Race Preview: 2018 Vancouver Lake Half Marathon (Vancouver WA)

Hosted by the Clark County Running Club, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon is being held on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The course is a very flat out and back from Vancouver Lake Regional Park along roads and bike paths. The race begins at 10:00 AM on Reiger Road in front of the Park.

Course: The course is flat. It begins on Reiger Road in front of the park. Runners begin running north for 1.5 miles to the turnaround. Runners return south on Reiger road, past the park and turn right onto the bike path. The bike path takes runners to Frenchman’s bar, where there are restrooms. Runners follow the same route back to Vancouver Lake and the turnaround.

Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up will be on the day from 8:30 AM and ends at 9:45 AM. If you would like to get your packet early, there will be packet pickup on Saturday, February 24th at Vancouver Lake from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. All packets that are not picked up by 10:00 AM on the day of the race will become property of CCRC including the shirts.

Clothing Check: There will be a clothing check on Reiger road, at the start of the race. There is a check at the 3 mile mark for runners who would like to drop some clothing after warming up.

Awards: Finishers medals with the race logo will be presented to all half marathon finishers. Awards will be presented to the top six males and females in each division in the Half Marathon (including walk division). Awards ceremony is at 12:45 PM, but runners may be able to pick up award early. Awards will NOT be mailed.

Water Stops: There will be water at mile 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11. There will be no sports drinks available so runners should bring their own energy or electrolyte boost.

Food: Several CCRC members will be bringing homemade cookies which this race is famous for. Also offered are bagels, gummy bears, pretzels and other treats for purchase.

When: February 25th, 2018

Where: Vancouver Lake Regional Park

Time: The race begins at 10:00 AM. The course closes at 1:15 PM.

Registration: The cost is $35.00 for online registration (plus a $4 service fee). For online registration click HERE. Tech t-shirts made of moisture wicking material can be ordered at registration for an additional $15 (XXL are $18).

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About Shelly Pincock (57 Articles)
Shelly was born and raised in the PNW. A former swimmer, Shelly started running in 2003 when she moved to Portland Oregon. She has run several 5k’s, 10k’s and a few half marathons, but loves triathlons most. Other hobbies include hiking, rock climbing and Pilates. She loves spending time with her family, travel, fitness, health and nutrition and has her degree in nursing. She works as a fitness trainer, wedding and newborn photographer.

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