Race Preview: 2018 Race to Remember (Vancouver)

The Race to Remember event in Vancouver, WA was formed in 2009 after the founder, Claudia Cardenas, lost her fiancé Jason Vinyard. Jason was a 20-year Army Veteran serving at Ft. Vancouver at the time of his passing. This event, along with others hosted by this non-profit throughout the year, is to support, remember, and honor our past and present military heroes who fought for our freedom.

This year’s event will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, and will start and finish at the Remembrance Wall on Phil Arnold Way in Vancouver. The race options will be a half marathon, 10K, or 5K, which are all out and back courses along the Columbia River trail. The first half mile of each will be the “Honor Mile”, where the pathway will be lined with American Flags and photos of military fallen heroes. A one-mile walk will also be part of the event line-up.

For more information about the event, including course maps, or about the non-profit, visit the race website here.


Date: Monday, May 28, 2018
Where: Remembrance Wall | 324 Phil Arnold Way Vancouver, WA 98661
Half: $65 | 10K: $45 | 5K: $35 | 1 Mile Walk: $25 | Virtual Race: $55
Online here
Registration Includes: Timed race, finisher’s medal, dog-tag, post-race food. Register by 5/15/18 for the option to purchase a race-day shirt!

Race Day Schedule:

  • 7:00 am -Registration Opens (Phil Arnold Way and Columbia)
  • 7:45am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:00 am – Half Marathon
  • 9:00 am – 5K & 10K race starts
  • 9:25 am – First Finisher
  • 10:30 am – Hero Mile (1 mile family walk)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm – Closing Ceremonies

Stay up to date about the event by visiting Facebook and Twitter!


About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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