There is still time to register for the Couve Clover Run, which is coming to Vancouver on Sunday, March 25th! There is so much to offer and it is always a great event. The race start and finish is in downtown Vancouver – always a fun location – just in front of Main Events Sports Grill. Parking is free and will make it simple and easy to get in and out of the area without needing to shuttle or park forever away.
Geli recently previewed the event and offered some info on the course:
The Couve Clover Run offers three distances: The 3+ miler (which at 3.06 miles is not quite a 5k), the lucky 7 miler, and the 10 miler. The courses for all three distances starts the same: From the start on Main St, participants head north for one block, then turn right to head east, across I-5 (the highest elevation of the course) and into Fort Vancouver on Evergreen Blvd. A right turn leads down the hill towards Pearson Airfield, past the historic Fort, and on the pedestrian bridge across Hwy 14.
After coming off the overpass, just before the 2 mile marker, the course splits: The 3 mile course turns right, under I-5, along the river for about half a mile, then turns right again, uphill into downtown Vancouver and along 8th St to the finish on Main. The 7 mile and 10 mile courses turn left, and they run 2 and 3.5 miles, respectively, on the flat path along the river to their turnaround points, then rejoin the 3-miler’s course for the last mile of the race.
I’d take that even a step further and highlight the beauty of this course. For those who have run in Vancouver before, you can attest to how much fun it is to run along historic Officer’s Row, through Fort Vancouver, and along the Columbian Riverfront. It is made even better when you only have to traverse a few short hills in the process.
After the race, refuel with a bunch of items from local Pacific Northwest businesses – beer from Deschutes, soup (and rolls & donuts) from Franz Baker, and coffee, hot Chocolate and treats from Boomerang Coffee Shop. All participants will also receive a tech shirt and a finisher’s medal. Now that’s some swag right there!
If you haven’t yet signed up, it should be well worth your while. Why Racing continually puts on some of the best races in the PNW and you won’t be disappointed!
Couve Clover Run Details:
When: Sunday, March 25; 9am
Where: 800 Main St, Vancouver WA (map)
What: 3 mile, 7 mile, 10 mile
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 3M – $45 (youth 17 and under: $20); 7M – $65 (youth $25); 10M – $75. Prices increase by $5 on March 1. Additional $5 increase for day of race registration
Registration includes: Chip timed and well supported race, event shirt, post-race soup and fruit, drinks.