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Vancouver USA Marathon Moves off Father’s Day to September 17, 2017

Vancouver USA Marathon Moves off Father’s Day to September 17, 2017

VUM will be in line with other Fall Marathons giving more choices to runners & walkers

- Vancouver USA Marathon
After 6 years of a successful event, the Vancouver USA Marathon (VUM) has decided to move off the tradition of Father’s Day Weekend so that many other runners and walkers will have the opportunity to participate. Previously VUM occurred over Father’s Day Weekend at Esther Short Park with a 3-Day weekend of events; from a 2 Day Expo, Freedom 5K, Kids Race, Half Marathon & Marathon plus a 3-Day Summer Brewfest with 50 beers on tap.
Brian Davis, Race Director for VUM, states...

Vancouver USA Marathon on The Columbian

Tourism Award winners named

3 recipients honored for boosting Vancouver's profile

- The Columbian
As this year’s tourism season winds down, Visit Vancouver USA is recognizing its three Tourism Award winners for 2014.
The awards, in their eighth year, honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to tourism in Clark County.
The three category winners were nominated by the community and selected by Visit Vancouver USA. A video of interviews with the winners, called Talking Tourism, is available at http://youtu.be/7VUo2loT49o.
Here are this year’s...

Why I Love the Vancouver USA Marathon

Why I Love the Vancouver USA Marathon

- Run Oregon Blog
Let me start by noting that I love the Portland Marathon. The course isn’t the most picturesque; especially the first stretch through industrial sections, but it’s definitely a marathon you need to run at least once. You’ll get a tree seedling at the finish line and pretty much the best race shirt ever. I love how the entire course is written out on the shirt. How many races do that?  With that said, there’s some good competition for our beloved Portland marathon,...


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Food, brews, and dads

Esther Short Park festivities help families celebrate Father's Day

- The Columbian
Families out and about for Father’s Day in downtown Vancouver didn’t let the rain ruin their plans to celebrate fatherhood.
Esther Short Park was bustling with activity Sunday as Vancouver USA Marathon participants, their friends and families wound down with a post-run beer in a cordoned-off section of the park. At the nearby farmers market, families huddled under the eaves of a building, snacking on food and waiting for the weather to clear.
“I wanted jambalaya...

Runners from around Northwest join Vancouver USA Marathon’s growing flock

Runners from around Northwest join Vancouver USA Marathon’s growing flock

- The Columbian
Her legs shaking like a baby deer’s, Rebecca Fairley was born into the family of marathoners on Sunday.
After 26.2 miles of labor, she beamed while crossing the finish line at the Vancouver USA Marathon.
A minute later and still smiling, she was in a wheelchair en route to the medical tent in Esther Short Park. The shaking of her legs couldn’t dislodge the glee of being the first in her family to have finished a marathon.
“VIP treatment,” the...

Tokyo’s Wynston Alberts, Salem’s Tonya Lutz win Vancouver USA Marathon

Tokyo’s Wynston Alberts, Salem’s Tonya Lutz win Vancouver USA Marathon

- The Columbian
Wynston Alberts didn’t quite reach his goal for Sunday’s Vancouver USA Marathon.
The 43-year-old who lives in Tokyo hoped to finish in under 2 hours and 30 minutes. He missed that by 15 seconds, but won the fourth edition of the race by more than six minutes and set a new Vancouver USA Marathon record.
“I went out too fast,” said Alberts, a former All-American cross country runner at West Virginia who grew up in Roseburg, Ore.
Tonya Lutz from Salem,...

Nine of the Best New Marathons in 2014

Nine of the Best New Marathons in 2014

- Runner's World

The number of marathons has doubled in the past decade, to about 850. To highlight some of the better 26.2-mile races, we looked at U.S. marathons that debuted since 2008 with at least 500 participants. We aimed for geographical diversity, pored over runners' reviews, and consulted with Bart Yasso, RW's chief running officer. These nine rose to the top....