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)
For more information about the event, visit: http://www.nwpersonaltraining.com/subs/events/event_details.php?event_id=142.