Get ready for the 2017 Vancouver USA Marathon! We are the **ONLY marathon with a Brewfest (Oktoberfest)! **It is the "Hidden Gem of the NW!"
Vancouver USA Marathon is all about community, running, walking, now "biking" & enjoying life! Our team is committed to organizing a quality event at a quality price! The course highlights the best that the Vancouver community has to offer, including historic sites, a National Park and the mightly Columbia River - it is truly a gem. The event weekend includes a 3-day VUM Expo held in the center of it all, Esther Short Park. All festivities will commence in this beautiful 5-acre park located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Don't miss this awesome race with so many amenities and value for an unbelieveable price. Each participant will receive a commemorative tech-shirt, handcrafted finisher medal, great food, beverages, goodies, fabulous course views and an entry into the 3-Day Octoberfest! Bart Yasso has made it his tradition to be our emcee for 6 years, #AskBart and we know it will be your Half Marathon or Marathon tradition too!
**Walkers and Runners **are both welcome! The course will be open until 2pm, giving you 7.5 hours to complete the race. During this time, you'll have full support from our medical team, volunteers, flaggers and police officers. After 7.5 hours, you'll be instructed to follow the normal rules of the road as streets will be open to the public.
Marathon Start Time | 6:30AM
Half Marathon Start Time | 8:30AM
Course Closes at| 2:00PM
**3 Day Oktoberfest in Esther Short 5 Acre Park | Finish Line Area**
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday - VUM Cycle Tour | Ride the Course 26.2 Miles
Shake out Run with Bart Yasso (MC)
Saturday - Freedom 5K
Kids Marathon & Kids USA Fun Run | #AskBart
Sunday - Vancouver USA Marathon & VUM Half Marathon
CAPPED AT 5,000 | USATF CERTIFIED | BOSTON QUALIFIER