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Appletree Marathon, Half & 5K

Sunday September 8th, 2024
Vancouver, WA
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon · 5K
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Join us for the APPLETREE Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K. This "Run Through History" will take you on a flat, fast and scenic course through Fort Vancouver, Officer's Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport - the oldest operating airport in the USA, the Historical Old Apple Tree, along the majestic Columbia River and many other historical vantage points. There's so much to see that the miles will fly by! This event will quickly be regarded as one of the prettiest and most unique courses in the Northwest and perhaps the USA! When do you get to experience a history lesson during your race?!

The quaint community of Vancouver WA will welcome you and your family with open arms and provide you with a racing experience that you just can't get anywhere else. The volunteer support is off the charts and the energy along the course will make it an enjoyable experience that you will want to return to year after year. The Marathon will be a 2-Loop, spectator-friendly, flat & fast Boston Qualifying course highlighting the beauty of this community and offer an exciting racing experience with energetic water stations EVERY mile and plenty of entertainment to keep you engaged. The Half Marathon will offer the same experience with the joy of knowing you get to start the party a little earlier than your Marathon counterparts!

The Sunset 5K will offer a shorter distance for our friends, family, and others in the community who would like the opportunity to enjoy the racing experience. It will also allow for a Pre-race shake-down for our Marathon and Half Marathon athletes and the opportunity for them to earn the coveted BEAST medal for an athlete who races both Saturday and Sunday. Since Vancouver WA is right across the river from Portland OR, you are within a 20-minute drive to the PDX International Airport and minutes away from the big city.

WHY APPLETREE? Vancouver WA is known for its history including the Old Apple Tree Park, home of the Oldest Apple Tree in the Northwest and maybe even the entire Pacific West Coast. The APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will celebrate all this history, capture the beauty of the Northwest and create a theme of all things 'APPLE'

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Appletree Marathon, Half & 5K, Race Date: 2023-09-17, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:42:45 Steven Short OR
2nd Male 2:45:03 Chris Sheaffer OR
3rd Male 2:58:25 Bryce Rothhammer TX
4th Male 2:59:29 Eric McCormick CO
Female 3:19:50 Wendy Terris OR
2nd Female 3:25:45 Sage Gerdes WA
3rd Female 3:26:09 Kaylen Strench TX
4th Female 3:26:19 Ashley Coberly WA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 3:20:00 Jeff Hawk MT
M 50-59 3:24:33 Jeff Mrowka WA
M 60-69 3:44:10 Jeff Mark OR
M 70+ 7:35:45 John Savoy WA
F 40-49 3:37:53 Alice Liao WA
F 50-59 3:49:51 Heather McFadden WA
F 60-69 5:32:02 Cathy Minshall NV
Appletree  Marathon, Half  & 5K

Event Highlights & Post-Event Festivities:

  • Boston Qualifying Marathon Course
  • Extremely Scenic courses highlighting the history of the community, the Columbia River and views of majestic Mt. Hood
  • A"Run through History"
  • Flat & Fast Courses - A great opportunity for a PR and to qualify for the Boston Marathon
  • One Loop for the Half Marathon / 2 Loops for the Marathon
  • Spectator-Friendly
  • 5K Sunset Run
  • BEAST Medal for those who race Saturday & Sunday
  • Post Event Meal & Party
  • All things APPLE - Apple Pie, Apple Cider, Apple Bling...Apple, Apple, Apple!
  • FREE Beer courtesy of Deschutes Brewery
  • NO long, boring section through the Industrial region
  • No Train Track delays!
  • The APPLETREE MARATHON will either be your last opportunity in the USA to qualify for BOSTON 2020 or your first opportunity to qualify for BOSTON 2021
  • Incredible race support with water stations and entertainment EVERY mile
  • Technical Runner's t-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Sense of accomplishment – Feels so good!
  • Plus - Remember that"An Apple a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away!"

Course Details

We believe this is one of the prettiest courses in the Northwest! We've designed the Marathon & Half Marathon course to take you through some of the most scenic areas of Vancouver and it really highlights our wonderful community including historic Officer’s Row, Fort Vancouver, Army Barracks, Pearson Airport, the Columbian Riverfront, Marine Park, Wintler Park and of course, the Oldest Apple Tree in the Northwest. The course is mostly flat with a couple short hills.

USATF Boston Qualifying Course Certificates:

Certificate #WA18001LB for the APPLETREE Marathon
Certificate #WA18002LB for the APPLETREE Half Marathon

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