Course Details

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Course Details

We believe this is one of the prettiest courses in the Northwest! We’ve designed the Half Marathon (13.1 mile), 10K & 5K courses to take you through some of the most scenic areas of Vancouver and it really highlights our wonderful community including Fort Vancouver, the Columbian Riverfront and more. The course is mostly flat with a couple of short hills so save a little energy. As you’re climbing those hills just remember ‘that which does not kill you, only makes you stronger’! There will be a few lead cyclists and plenty of course marshals and signage to ensure you know exactly where you are going.

There are a few very important splits on the course that you will want to pay attention to. At about 2 miles into the race at the bottom of Fort Vancouver, 10K athletes will turn around a little sooner than the Half Marathoners. The next split is at about 4 miles at Beaches restaurant, the 10K athletes will stay along the waterfront for a quick out and back and the Half Marathoners will head through the parking lot towards Wintler Park and back. Go the correct way based on how you have registered.

The 5K athletes will do a flat and fast out and back along the beautiful Columbia River waterfront trail.

You don’t have to memorize this as there will be signage and volunteers instructing you however, you will need to pay attention and follow the instructions. Note, please don’t decide to change the event you registered for without officially letting us know or else it significantly affects result reports for everyone.

Training & Preparation

Ok, Step #1. Register! That puts purpose to your training and forces you to commit - an important part of getting to the finish line!

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Our athletes – triathletes, duathletes, runners, walkers, cyclists – are active, educated, middle to high income earners who are committed to their fitness while also supporting our community.


This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!

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

Phone: (360) 574-7292
Email: info@whyracingevents.com