**GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THINGS DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREVIEWING THIS RACE AS IF IT IS STILL OCCURRING . WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW THESE RACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THEIR WEBSITES TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES ARE BEING MADE**
If you’re planning a “green” run for St. Paddy’s Day this year, the 6th Annual 2020 Couve Clover Run in Vancouver will be taking place on Sunday, March 22nd. This Why Racing Event offers you three different distances to choose from, a 3 Miler, a 7 Miler, and a 10 Miler and there’s a lot of fun on the schedule.
The course is mostly flat, save for a couple of pretty short hills. Porta potties will be approximately every 2 miles or so. Many consider it to be one of the prettiest courses in the northwest, and you’ll have some beautiful scenery to enjoy, including the historic Officer’s Row, Fort Vancouver, and the Columbia Riverfront. Check out the 3.06 mile route, the Lucky 7 mile route, and the 10.32 mile route for yourself!
Kids are welcome to race the 3 mile run/walk, and if they are 12 and under, they get to race for free.
There will be a bag check available at Union Chapel the morning of the race if you need it. You’ll need to tape your first and last name as well as your bib number on the outside of the bag to make it easier to find after your run. As usual for races, please don’t leave anything of value in your bag, as the race organization cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
All events take off at 9:00AM sharp, and it’s strongly advised that you show up by 8:30AM at the latest to avoid the stress of the crowds and the check in process. There will be a packet pick up the day before the race as well, which is currently scheduled to be at Foot Traffic in Vanocouver from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Please be advised that pick-up location is always subject to change, so make sure you double check if you decide to go this route.
There’s a great post race party hosted by Main Event and other pubs and breweries in the downtown Vancouver area. There will be free beer and a prize for Most Festive Costume in addition to the event awards, so come dressed the part!
All participants will also receive a technical runner’s shirt, a finisher’s medal, a post-event meal, and access to massages and stretching at Union Chapel.
The Couve Clover Run supports many charities, so if you choose to put together a charity team, $5 from each person’s registration will go to that charity. Get in a run and help a deserving charity all at once!
When: Sunday March 22nd, 2020 at 9:00AM sharp
Where: 800 Main Street between 8th & 9th Ave in downtown Vancouver in front of Main Event
Cost: 3 Miler is $45 for adults and $22.50 for juniors. 7 Miler is $65 for adults and $32.50 for juniors. 10 Miler is $75 for adults. Kids 12 and under are FREE for 3 Miler. Prices will increase after Feb 14th thru March 20th and again on race day. See event pricing table here.
Packet Pick-Up: Saturday March 21st from 10:00AM to 6:00PM at Foot Traffic (305 SE Chkalov Dr, Vancouver, WA 98683.) Location subject to change.