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PeaceHealth APPLETREE Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K
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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our Partners

We serve local communities in SW Washington and are reachable across the entire nation. We’re like a bank. Only better!
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We carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose.
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Deschutes Brewery is the Official Craft Beer Sponsor at all Why Racing Events. They provide varieties of their adventurous, award-winner lineup of hand-crafted beers for the athletes after the races and generously donate product for prizes. Deschutes Brewery is a strong supporter of various community events so when you’re reaching for a beer, enjoy DB to thank them for their support of our sport, our athletes and our community.
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NWPT is passionately committed to their mission of changing people’s lives around the world by helping them adopt a more healthy and fit lifestyle so they look and feel their best. Their primary focus is to ensure their clients achieve the goals they have set for themselves. Nothing brings their trainers more joy than knowing they have positively impacted someone’s life.
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Our mission is simple- offer the best possible product and provide an experience that matches that quality. Our slogan of “We Make it Easy” is something we aspire to for our employees and our customers. We know if we make it easy internally then our customers will benefit and receive that same easy experience.
We look forward to your visit!
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Thirsty? Do you thirst for adventure? For love, laughter and everything wonderful life offers? You found us! Humm Kombucha handcrafted with LOVE in Bend, OR.
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Franz Bakery is a long-time valued partner of Why Racing Events. Franz Bakery is a fourth generation, family-owned baking company based in Portland, specializing in fresh and delicious bread, buns, bagels, cookies and pastries including healthy, organic, gluten-free options. And being a true NW bakery, their products include only the highest quality ingredients, baked fresh daily!
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For 15 years, Fleet Feet Sports PDX has been a locally owned and operated specialty store dedicated to providing the Portland and Southwest Washington communities with superior products, excellent service, and unique events. Whether you are a runner, a walker, or anyone looking for a lifetime of fitness, then Fleet Feet Sports PDX is your store.
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Running Princess Apparel carries athletic wear for the fierce competitor to the Netflix marathoner. Their flagship store is now open at 351 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333, or find them online at www.runningprincess.com. “Running Princess Apparel celebrates the athlete in every princess”
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B&W International stands for high quality and functional case solutions with a range of different standard cases and offers individual solutions as well.
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The Columbian is a multi-platform publishing company with more than a century of serving Clark County, Washington. Through The Columbian newspaper, www.columbian.com, and iOS/Android apps, the company is the top source of news and information for southwest Washington.
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Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980’s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 62 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.
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There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. KIND® believes you deserve both—they call it their brAND philosophy. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to high standards in the KIND® kitchen. So whether your snacking style is choosy or adventurous (or a little bit of both), here’s something to celebrate: Kind will always be thinking up new ways to delight your taste buds and keep your body happy.
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Corwin Beverage Company is a fourth generation family-owned business that has sold beverages in Southwest Washington since 1941. Founders Laura and Kyle Kendall, along with their daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Harold Corwin, moved to Vancouver, Washington in the late 1930’s to acquire the Vancouver Pepsi franchise after selling their beer and Coca-Cola business in Bend, Oregon. 
From their humble beginnings with one truck and three employees nearly 70 years ago, to over 100 trucks and more than 100 employees today, Corwin has established a long tradition of award-winning sales and service. They’re active in supporting the communities they serve, and are proud of their terrific Corwin family, products and partnerships.
 
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Chuck’s Produce & Street Market provides a unique grocery shopping adventure. As an independent and local family owned company, we are proud to be a part of the community. We are committed to providing fresh and natural local food, as well as select regional products, at a price that is affordable in a friendly neighborhood environment.
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Our mission is to be patient focused, customer centered and caregiver inspired—making a difference by caring for people in need.
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In 1985 Rudy Barbazza created Rudy Project with the firm conviction to improve the performance of athletes all over the world. A love of progress, a passion for style and a keen eye for quality all contributed to give life to his Vision: the world’s most technologically advanced sports eyewear.
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XX2i supports people that make a difference every day. People who are committed to a healthy, athletic lifestyle and being good citizens. People who appreciate quality, innovation and transparent marketing. We are committed to producing the best possible eyewear for outdoor enthusiasts and stand behind each product we produce with integrity and pride to insure your completely satisfied no matter what. All of our products are perfect for running, cycling, golfing, fishing, tennis, sport shooting and just about any outdoor activity.
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The main beneficiary of the APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is the Police Activities League. The Police Activities League is a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to promote positive relationships between law enforcement officers and youth in the community through educational programs and recreational opportunities. PAL believes that it can help reduce the juvenile crime rates by empowering our youth to make responsible life choices. PAL offers many at-risk children with year-round programs and special events that foster teamwork, enforce citizenship, and provide the opportunities to work with law enforcement officers and caring adult mentors. Visit their site

XTERRA Wetsuits are designed for triathletes by triathletes — each one of our owners is a triathlete.
We are committed to bringing all triathletes the best performing triathlon wetsuits at the greatest value, combined with superior customer service. Our core values in business and sport motivate and drive us every day of the year to provide you with the best wetsuit in the industry.

We are triathletes who wear, use, and compete in the products we design and manufacture. We stand behind every wetsuit purchase with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our unique business model allows you to deal directly with the manufacturer that designs and distributes the product, offering you the highest performing product at the best value.
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Our Commitment to Sustainable Coffee. Every business decision we make at Don Francisco’s is influenced by our commitment to promote thriving coffee-growing communities, preserve natural resources and protect our environment for future generations of our family and yours.
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Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a dynamic non-profit organization focused on activities that encourages cultural awareness and participation at this Site. By engaging visitors in the myriad of interests represented here, the Friends seek to raise public awareness of the region’s heritage and its evolving development over time.
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Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar is a cafe in Vancouver WA serving upscale coffee, sweet treats, food and wine, and craft brews. Event space available!
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Eatery at the Grant House – Experience Fort Vancouver’s hidden gem with friends and family. A dining getaway in Officer’s Row above the Columbia River.
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Race Details

Date

09/14/2019 - 09/15/2019

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Location

The Start/Finish line will be on Officers Row in front of the Historical Grant House with post-race festivities within and around Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

1101 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661

PARKING: We have arranged for athletes and spectators to park at Hudson's Bay High-school and Clark College Red Lots #1 and #2. You can also park in Downtown Vancouver on the streets for free on weekends. Any of the options offered in Pre-race instructions will give you a short walk to the Start/Finish line on race day - consider it your warmup. Best and closest options are Hudson's Bay High-school and Downtown. Just remember to park North of Officer's Row to minimize delays.

Check out this article below listing the 20 coolest things about Vancouver. During our APPLETREE Marathon, Half & 5K, you’ll be passing by or very close to most of the areas on this list! Our course is truly a ‘Run though History’ and you’ll enjoy so much beauty!

Check out the article '20 Reasons to LOVE Vancouver"

Event Partners

We’re honored to partner with these great companies to provide you the absolute best race experience. We couldn’t do it without them so please show them the LOVE and support them as a thank you for all they do for our community.

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CONTACT

WHY Racing Events Inc.
2310 E 2nd Street, Suite A
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: (360) 574-7292

Email: info@whyracingevents.com