Community notebook: Discounts offered for Vancouver marathon runners




In light of the abrupt cancellation of the Vancouver USA Marathon, multiple race organizers are offering discounted entry fees to runners who had signed up for the Sept. 17 race.

Terrapin Events is offering $20 entries to two of its Portland races: The Country Girl women’s race on Sept. 23 and the Run Like Hell on Oct. 22. Both events feature half-marathon, 10K and 5K distances.

“This offer is our way of reminding the massive and devoted running community in the Portland area that over the past 16 years, we have been dedicated to our promise to provide them the opportunity to participate in thoughtful and well organized events and will continue to do so in the years to come,” Terrapin president Aaron Montaglione said in a statement. “Runners in the Portland area should still be encouraged to train, push themselves to compete in local events and enjoy their tight-knit, supportive community.”

Runner can receive their voucher by contacting

In addition, Why Racing Events is offering 25 percent off for its Girlfriends Run for the Cure in Vancouver on Oct. 15 and the Scary Run half marathon on Oct. 29 in Washougal. The Snoqualmie Pass Marathon is offering a 50-percent discount for its race on Sept. 30.

Bauman tops CCRC final series event

Oscar Bauman of Vancouver won the Clark County Running Club’s Summer Series finale on Wednesday.

He finished the 5K Marine Park run in 16 minutes, 18 seconds.

Jesse McChesney, who won on the same course last week, was second in 16:26. Eric Dolezal was third in 17:46.

Abby Knight was the top female finisher, coming in 13th (19:13). Katarina Mueller was second (15th overall, 19:30), and Ally Peterson, 14, of Battle Ground was third (20th overall, 20:34).

There were 116 finishers to close out the series.

Next on the CCRC race calendar is the Pacific Park Runs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Runners will do as many laps as they want within a 45 minute time limit. Each lap is 1.4 miles.

Coming up on Sept. 6 is the Burnt Bridge Creek 3.25-mile run. It starts at 6 p.m. by the Bi-Mart on Falk Road and Fourth Plain.

For more information on the CCRC and its events, visit

Washington takes on Oregon in equestrian

Some of the area’s best game horses and riders will be competing at the 2017 Interstate Championship Games, Friday through Sunday at the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield.

Admission and parking for the event is free.

The Time Only Open Show with figure 8, flags, poles and barrels begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The Championship Show is 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon on Sunday.

VTC Fall Singles deadline approaching

The Vancouver Tennis Center Fall Singles (Level I) tournament is Sept. 15-17, and the deadline to register in Sept. 11.

Men’s and women’s singles entry is $33 per player. Tournament is open to all USTA members.

To register online visit and enter 600501417 in the “Find a Tournament” search box.

The VTC Fall Doubles is Sept. 29-Oct. 1 with an entry deadline of Sept. 25. Fee is $27 per player.

Evergreen Tennis juniors start Sept. 5

The Fall Junior Tennis Program at Evergreen Tennis in Camas begins Sept. 5.

Age groups start at 5 years old and goes up to high school. Many time slots and days are available to choose from. Sessions are four weeks.

The program is open to member and non-members.

For more information or to register call 360-557-7230 or visit

MMA returns to Clark County Event Center

Prime Fighting 10 is coming to the Clark County Events Center on Sept. 30 in Ridgefield and tickets are on sale now.

Lightweight champion Joey Gomez of Hilo, Hawaii, is scheduled to take on Aleksandar Rajacic in the main event.

General admission is $35, floor seating $45 and front row is $75. Tickets can be purchased online at