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Race Preview: 2019 Appletree Marathon, Half, & 5K (Vancouver)

On the north side of the Columbia River is a sweet city with a lot to offer businesses, tourists, and what we here at Run Oregon care about most: runners. And the organizers behind Appletree Marathon, Half, and 5K want you to get to see the very best of Vancouver, Washington.

And to help you make that happen, there are opportunities for you to run more than one event over the weekend. The Sunset 5K is on Saturday, September 14 at 6pm. It’s perfect timing and distance for the family to run together. And will give you a glimpse of the changes happening in the city.

On Sunday morning is when the longer adventures occur. The Marathon and Half Marathon are both on Sunday morning, with the marathon runners using the same flat, out-and-back courses as the half marathoners (just doing it twice). The course is approved as a Boston Qualified and those who BQ can use their time for the 2020 or 2021 event.

All race participants have lots of perks through this weekend of races. Finisher’s receive a medal and technical runner’s t-shirt; those who run the Saturday night 5K and one of the Sunday morning races receive a Beast Medal. Along the rest of the course are benefits like water stations and entertainment at every mile, beautiful views of the Columbia River and Mt. Hood, and no views of industrial areas or train delays. And of course, the Appletree races includes lots of apples for you: apple pie, apple cider, apple bling, and more.

Come see the beautiful city by the river over 3.1, 13.1, or 26.2 miles this September.

Appletree Marathon, Half, & 5K (Vancouver)
When: 5K on Saturday September 14 at 6pm. Marathon on Sunday September 15 at 7am; Half Marathon starts at 8am.
Where: Historic Grant House (1101 Officers Row)
Register: Online
Packet Pick-Up: Friday Sept 13 10am-7pm at Foot Traffic (305 SE Chkalov Drive). Saturday Sept 14 9am-1pm at Pearson Air Museum (1115 E 5th Street) and 3-6pm at Historic Grant House (1101 Officers Row)
Cost: 5K for $50. Half for $85. Marathon for 120. Virtual Races for $50.

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About Meg DuMez (149 Articles)
Educator. Learner. Runner. Writer. TBD.

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