The PeaceHealth AppleTree marathon/half/5k returns fully in-person after two years of virtual events. More than 800 people have already registered for the fifth race weekend set for Sept. 17-18. Registration is still open. Kids under 12 can register and run for free in the family-friendly 5k, with a start of 6 p.m. Sept. 17. PeaceHealth volunteers will be on hand to help the event run smoothly, including staffing a wellness tent, water stations and handing out medals and prizes.
The PeaceHealth AppleTree marathon/half/5k course features a “Run Through History” course starting on the historic Officers Row and winding through Fort Vancouver, the Army Barracks and Pearson Airport – the oldest operating airport in the nation. Runners and walkers will pass by the site of the Pacific Northwest’s first hospital, founded by Mother Joseph in 1858, which eventually expanded and relocated to become today’s PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The marathon/half-marathon course also takes participants through parts of the new waterfront development area.
Proceeds from the PeaceHealth AppleTree marathon/half/5k will go to the Police Activities League, a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to promote positive relationships between law enforcement officers and youth in the community through educational programs and recreational opportunities.
The course is a two-loop, spectator-friendly, flat and fast Boston Qualifier. The course map along with online registration is available at whyracingevents.com/appletree-run. The schedule of events is as follows: