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Featured Event Girlfriends & Dudes Triathlon, Duathlon & Kids Tri Short distance Tri & Duathlon along the beautiful Columbia River including a Kids Tri too! Date: 7/20/14
Summer Solstice - Urban Obstacle Race Event Date(s): 06/21/2014 An amazing evening Urban Adventure Race, Costume Contest & Concert to celebrate the start of summer.
We would like to thank some of our Event Sponsors:
Smiles Dental Smiles Dental has been voted one of Clark County's Best Dentist multiple times. We are a General Dentist offering cleanings, restorative and emergency dental services to the whole family. Our office is nicely appointed and you will feel like you are walking into a warm and relaxing atmosphere for all your treatments. Whether you need a cleaning or an emergency appointment, we are here to help. Visit their website here
Jantzen Beach Modern Dentistry We are a Modern Dentistry that does same day treatment. Safer, faster Digital X-rays. Cerec crown done in office same day in about 2 hours. We can restore your tooth in hours, Not weeks. We're a preferred provide for most PPO's insurance. New Patient special $59.00 - Cleaning, Exam and Digital X-Rays Visit their website here
Corwin A huge thank you to Corwin for keeping us hydrated and supplying all of our hydration needs for the Girlfriend's Half Marathon. Visit their website here
Clark County Washington Reserve Unit We want to thank the Clark County Washington Reserve Unit for helping to keep our race participants safe! Visit their website here
Check out how much fun we had last year at our 2013 Summer Solstice event!
General Event Details:
5:00pm Start - Be sure to arrive at the start 30-60 minutes earlier to ensure you are ready to go and can help judge the costume contest.
Celebrate the start of summer and help out the local Food Bank! Yahoo baby!
This fun evening Urban Adventure Race coupled with the arrival of summer, Costume Contest, Live Band and post-event festivities will create a wonderful community celebration while helping out the Clark County Food Bank.
You can do this event solo although it will be A LOT MORE FUN to do it with at least one buddy. Teams can be maximum of 4 adults. If you have more that 4 adults that you want on your team, you can still all do the event together, just split yourselves up into multiple teams.
Each person/team will get an envelope with a clue that will send you to one of 15 stations located throughout downtown and uptown Vancouver.
Once you arrive, you will be required to complete a challenge (physical or mental)
Once you complete the challenge at each station, you will get the next clue to direct you towards next station and a raffle ticket to be used for door prizes at end of night.
Multiple kids can join a team, they just need to be able to complete 3-6 miles of running/walking and various physical challenges.
Note: It is not required to complete all 15 stations. If you are mentally or physically tired, you can return to the start/finish area early and enjoy the band. Just know, you won’t get as many raffle tickets and experience all the stations.
You must get to each location by foot. You can use internet, Google, 411 and/or ask for verbal help if needed. If you are lost, you can go back to previous station to get a “One Time Free Pass” to help direct you to next location.
All stations will close at 7:00pm so you have 2 hours to hit all stations. Door prizes will be drawn at 7:30pm and all raffle tickets must be submitted by then to be eligible for prizes.
NEEDS: You will need a pen/pencil, a Smart phone so you can look things up and take photos, and $5 total per team just in case.
Northwest Personal Training
1011 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98660
From I5 going South: Take I-5 to the City Center/Mill Plain/Port of Vancouver Exit #1C. Veer to the right at the bottom of the ramp. Get into the left lane safely but immediately. Turn left at Broadway. Parking is free on the weekends.
From Portland – I-5 going North: Take I-5 to City Center/6th Street Exit #1B. Stay straight off the ramp which turns into "C" St. Turn left on Evergreen. Turn Right on Broadway. Park wherever you can. Parking is free on weekends.
$30 before May 21st
$40 between May 21st - June 20th
$50 on June 21st
Kids 16 & under - $20
* Cool Technical Race Shirt
* Bag of goodies
* Live Band Concert
* Post-event Festivities
*Tons of door prizes
* Helping out the Clark County Food Bank - Priceless!
Notice: There are no refunds issued for your registration however, we do offer the opportunity to transfer your registration to next year's event or to transfer your registration to another participant on the waiting list. This transfer must happen at least 1 month before the event. After that it gets too crazy and we will be unable to process any transfers. Sorry, you'll be out of luck at that point! Most events don't allow transfers or refunds at all so this is a courtesy we offer to our participants. But please don't ask us to extend it within that one month before the event. If you knew how crazy it gets around here in that final month, you would understand the need for us to stay firm to the one month time-line.
If you are transferring your registration to someone else, you must let us know so we can update their contact info and family contacts in the event of an emergency. Anyone running under someone else's name will be disqualified and not eligible for an award.
The Clark County Food Bank The Clark County Food Bank
As a grower, gleaner, and supplier of food, Clark County Food Bank partners with 29 local agencies and programs to serve the food insecure in our community. Donations allowed CCFB to distribute 3.9 million pounds of food last year, and over 10,000 food boxes each month to the hungry. That’s 33,000 people each month receiving help, 39% of which are children.
To address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity Clark County Food Bank educates clients and community members on the importance of healthy eating to cultivate good habits. Providing people with the knowledge, confidence, and skill to prepare nutritious and affordable meals significantly reduces their need for long term food assistance. Additionally the food bank works with dozens of local farmers to bring fresh produce into the emergency food system.
With the help of hundreds of committed volunteers, donors, and partners they provide emergency food relief and work to prevent long-term hunger in our community. “Alleviating Hunger and its Root Causes.” The Clark County Food Bank is helping our county, our community, our neighbors.
It's our own Amazing Urban Adventure Race. We can't tell you the details though because that will ruin the surprise and give you an unfair advantage! :) Just plan on having to walk or run about 3-6 miles depending on how smart you are :) and participating in a variety of mental and physical challenges. Note: You can cut the event shorter if needed.
Events and Activities:
Pre-race Costume Contest Begins at 4:30pm
Solo Costume - Adult and Kids Division
Partner/Team Costume - Adult and Kids Division
Post-race Festivities from 7:00-9:00pm:
*Street Dance and Live Band
*Door prize Ceremony - 7:30pm
Other Event Information:
Awards & Celebrations:
Since this event isn't a typical 'race', you're a winner just for showing up to support this great community event and this important cause - The Clark County Food Bank.
We will acknowledge those who complete the stations most quickly, plus the more stations and challenges you complete, the more raffle tickets you receive and the greater the chance for great door prizes.
What to do to be Prepared:
Train with us at Northwest Personal Training so you're in the best shape of your life and can get to the finish line, no problem! We offer Learn to Run and advanced running clinics! Call us at 360.574.7292 for more details.
For our out of town guests, if you are flying, you will need to schedule your flight arriving into Portland, Oregon. The event start and finish area and local hotels are a 20 minute cab ride from the airport.
Book your accommodations at one of the following hotels:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver/Portland
701 SE Columbia Shores Blvd
Vancouver WA 98661
Located along the course on the waterfront and very easy to get to the start/finish.
Tell them that you are participating in the Summer Solstice and you will get 10% off!
The Hilton Hotel
301 W. 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
7 blocks from the start/finish.
401 E. 13th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
3 blocks from the start/finish.
Red Lion Hotel at the Quay
100 Columbia St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
10 blocks from the start/finish.
Tell all your friends about this event so you can all have fun together.
What to Bring:
* A Smart phone so you can look things up and take photos
* $5 total per team
* And the obvious - your running shoes, your running gear depending on weather...
Also remember to bring a change of clothes for after the event so you can enjoy the post-race festivities and concert.
You may be more comfortable too with a warm blanket and/or chair so you can totally relax and enjoy the band after the event.
Also bring some cash. We will be providing fruit, bagels and energy bars for FREE but if you want something more substantial, a local vendor will be onsite providing other food options. Also (permit dependent) beer and other drinks will be available.
Are you really passionate about our cause?! If so, you can make a significantly great impact to our fund raising efforts! Register for the event, become an official fundraiser, set up a personal donation page and then invite your friends to pledge your efforts. Imagine if we each raised only $20, that could be an extra $10,000-$20,000 raised for the Clark County Food Bank! Wow!
We can only accommodate 500 people so be sure to register early.
Volunteers Needed - This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit someone to help out that would be extremely helpful.
Have them email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org if they can help out:
Cell Phone Number:
Any specific time constraints they have:
A HUGE thank you to our Event Sponsors!
Powerbar A huge thank you to PowerBar for supplying energy bars and gels to keep us going strong to the finish line! Visit their website here
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