Race Preview: 2023 Couve Clover Run 3 mile, 7 mile, 10 mile, and 1 mile Lucky Leap

Vancouver and Clark County, WA have quickly become a hotbed of activity on the local racing scene in the last decade or so. One such race, brought to us by Why Racing Events, is the St. Patrick’s Day themed race, the Couve Clover Run.

This event, held on Sunday March 19th this year at Vancouver Waterfront Park, includes 3, 7, and 10 mile races. New this year is a fun 1 mile walk option, the Lucky Leap which is great for anyone who wants to take the event easy and still earn the shirt, medal, and after-race festivities!! There is also, as always, a 3 mile walk option which is an untimed event.

The routes, all mostly flat and fast, will take runners on a tour of some of downtown Vancouver’s most scenic areas, from Ft. Vancouver and Officer’s Row to Esther Short Park and the Farmer’s Market.

All entrants will receive a tech shirt, finisher’s medal, and a finisher’s pint glass for that celebratory beverage. Additionally, you’ll get some Couve Clover Gloves and a swag bag!! The post-event party will be hosted by some Vancouver pubs/breweries as well as Why Racing Events, so stick around and have some fun. There is also a costume competition, so be prepared to bring your “A” game and wear some green!! Awards will be presented to the top three men and women in each distance.

St. Patrick’s Day falls on the Friday before the race this year, and you can run Portland’s Shamrock Run on the 12th and extend your celebration through the week by running the Couve Clover Run the following Sunday! You’ll be Dublin the fun, and your friends will say “I rish I’d signed up for both races too!”

2023 Couve Clover Run 3, 7, & 10 Miler & Lucky Leap 1 Miler


  • When: Sun March 19th, 2023 at 9:00AM. Please try to arrive by 8:30AM
  • Where: Vancouver Waterfront Park (695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA 98660)
  • Cost: 3 Miler is $55, 7 Miler is $70, and 10 Miler is $80. Lucky Leap is $30. Virtual options are available for $50 as well.
  • Packet Pick-Up: Sat March 18th from 10:00AM-6:00PM at Foot Traffic Vancouver (305 SE Chkalov Dr, Vancouver, WA 98683) and race morning from 7:00AM-9:00AM at Vancouver Waterfront Park.
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I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.