5 Jan 2013 · Dale Chumbley
Wow! Vancouver, Washington is having their very own marathon THIS Sunday, June 19th, 2011. Yes, that's on Father's Day. I can tell you that this father won't be out on the course because I've already ran the race! Check it out...
On Sunday at 7am the first ever Vancouver USA Full Marathon will kick off. In addition to the full marathon Vancouver is also offering a half marathon that kicks off at 8:30am. You can register for either event in person at the Fit Right NW Sports and Fitness Expo taking place all day Saturday, June 18th at the Vancouver Hilton.
This is a great exposure for OUR Vancouver, WA and guess what? The Vancouver USA Marathon IS A QUALIFIER FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON! I love that the start and finish line for the marathon and half marathon is at the beautiful Esther Short Park. You can get all the Vancouver USA Marathon Course Information here.
If you'd like to follow along in a very high tech way you'll be happy to know that they have created a Vancouver USA Marathon iPhone app. It gives course information as well as bio info and you can track your favorite runner.
Hopefully you head down and sign up to do this great course or go and root on your favorite friend or family member! I know I will. :)