Girlfriends run through downtown

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian Health Reporter



More than 3,000 local women will toe the line this weekend for the Girlfriends Half Marathon to benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure.

The half marathon sold out for the fifth year in a row with 3,200 walkers and runners. The 13.1-mile race will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Personal Training, 1011 Broadway, in Vancouver.

The community is invited to come out and cheer on the runners and walkers. The post-race celebration includes a live band and health fair with local vendors.

Participants will finish at Northwest Personal Training.

Here’s the course route:

? Run West on 11th

? South (Left) on Esther

? East (Left) on 4th Street

? South (Right) on Columbia Street

? Continue East along Waterfront Trail towards Beaches Restaurant

? North along trail b/w Beaches & McMinnimins Restaurants

? North on Columbia Shores Blvd to lights:

? East (Right) on Columbia Way at lights to Marine Park and along waterfront Trail to Wintler Park

? Turn around at Wintler Park and back along Waterfront trail

? Turn Left at Columbia Way and Columbia Shores (at the lights)

? Turn Right at Columbia River Drive with a quick left back onto the pathway b/w McMinnimins and Beaches

? Turn Right at the Riverfront pathway in front of Beaches

? Continue running West along waterfront trail

? Turn right at the Confluence Bridge Trail Entrance

? Turn right at 5th Ave

? Turn right onto Pearson Airport Trail

? Turn Left (East) onto trail along Columbia Shores Blvd in front of the Kiewet Building

? Turn Left (North) onto Grand Street along trail/sidewalk

? Turn Left (West) onto 5th Street

? Turn Right (North) onto roadway through middle of Fort Vancouver

? Turn Left (West) onto Officer’s Row pathway

? Cross Evergreen at Fort Vancouver Way to get onto North side of Evergreen and continue traveling West

? Turn Right (North) on Main & Evergreen

? Turn Right (East) onto 11th Street

? Finish: On 11th (between Main and Broadway)

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