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Featured Event
Girlfriends Run for a Cure - Quarter & Half Marathon
Recruit your best girlfriends and benefit Breast Cancer Research.
Date: 10/12/14
 
Event Details

Girlfriends Run for a Cure - Quarter & Half Marathon
Event Date(s): 10/12/2014
Recruit your best girlfriends and benefit Breast Cancer Research.

REGISTER NOW!
Online: Register Online Here.
By Phone: Call 360.574.7292 to register by phone.
Registration Kit Pick-up: Pick-up your Race-day kit, Goodie Bag & Race Bib Number at:

Northwest Personal Training
1011 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660:
360.574.7292

Friday October 10th from 5:30am-7:00pm
Saturday October 11th from 8:00am-5:00pm

Note: You cannot pick up your registration kit on Race Day. It is too crazy to accommodate this so please arrange to pick up on either Friday or Saturday. If you absolutely cannot get there on Friday and Saturday, we will still accommodate you; it just makes it a lot easier on us and you if the majority of people pick up their packets ahead of race day. We want to make it as stress-free of a day for everyone! Thanks so much for understanding!

Check out how much fun we had last year! Such an inspirational day!

General Event Details:
Date: 10/12/2014
Time: 9:00am sharp - Please show up at 8:30 at the latest to get organized and ensure we start on time.
Description: The Girlfriends have raised nearly $300,000 over the last 7 years!
The 8th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is a Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women's cause.

We started this event to honor and support one of our BFFs, Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends! Watch for her - she'll be wearing #1!

About half the gals run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn't matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there! :)

How do you describe your best girlfriend? You love to hang with her – no matter what you’re doing. You can tell her anything without judgment. She inspires you to do and be better. She lifts you up and empowers you. She helps you to see the bright side when you’re going through a tough time. You can laugh and cry and sometimes just do nothing with her. So who is your best girlfriend? Is it your mom, your sis, your daughter, someone you’ve known for years or someone you just met recently? One thing is consistent – it’s someone you connect with on a deep level, a soul sister. And bottom line - when girlfriends get together they can accomplish anything! There’s nothing better, more beautiful than a bunch of strong, powerful, passionate women on a mission! And that’s why collectively, as a group of determined gals, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Plus when you cross the finish line, you can’t imagine how that positively impacts YOUR entire life. The sense of accomplishment you will feel is unbelievable and it will provide you with the strength and confidence to conquer anything in your life. So – “Go Girlfriend Go Girlfriend Go!”
Location: Northwest Personal Training
1011 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660
360-574-7292
Directions: Show / Hide Event Directions.
Cost: $65 before February 1st
$70 February 1st - May 31st
$75 June 1st - September 14th
$80 September 15th - October 11th

There will be no race day registration to ensure a smooth race start and for the sanity of our volunteers.
Cost Includes: A great price for a fun event, runner's shirt, necklace, Live Concert, food & so much more!
* Technical Women's Runner's t-shirt
* Finisher's Gift
* Post-event food and drink
* Post-event festivities
* Sense of accomplishment & Giving back to the Community - 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 - which will mean more donations to Susan G. Komen! 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 girlfriend, 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/trophy.

If you have transferred from previous years, be sure to email us at shantina@nwpersonaltraining.com to confirm this year's registration asap!

Event Beneficiary:
Susan G Komen for the Cure®
We have all either directly or indirectly been impacted by the effects of breast cancer. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Girlfriends Run for a Cure will go directly to the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. The organizations' promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage - from the causes to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between.

The Girlfriends Run for a Cure will also benefit the Kearney Breast Center through the Pink Brigade program and the Children's Center through the Kids Mini Marathon.

Visit their website here.

Course Information:
Course Details: A 6.55 mile (Quarter Marathon) or 13.1 mile (Half Marathon) mostly flat and scenic course traveling along historic Officer’s Row, Fort Vancouver, the Columbian Riverfront and more. This course is so pretty, the miles may even fly by! It’s a great course for a Personal Best!

Quarter Marathon Route: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=549149

Half Marathon Route: http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rid=325519

Contact Me About This Event:
Contact Me! Click here if you would like us to contact you regarding general event information or registration, if applicable.

REGISTER NOW!
Online: Register Online Here.
By Phone: Call 360.574.7292 to register by phone.
Registration Kit Pick-up: Pick-up your Race-day kit, Goodie Bag & Race Bib Number at:

Northwest Personal Training
1011 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660:
360.574.7292

Friday October 10th from 5:30am-7:00pm
Saturday October 11th from 8:00am-5:00pm

Note: You cannot pick up your registration kit on Race Day. It is too crazy to accommodate this so please arrange to pick up on either Friday or Saturday. If you absolutely cannot get there on Friday and Saturday, we will still accommodate you; it just makes it a lot easier on us and you if the majority of people pick up their packets ahead of race day. We want to make it as stress-free of a day for everyone! Thanks so much for understanding!

Events and Activities:
Post-event Girly Perks & Festivities on Sunday October 12th:

We’re going to work hard to make this event as women-friendly as possible. For example,

• Enjoy chocolate and cupcakes at the finish line courtesy of Divine Consign – every girlfriend loves chocolate! Enjoy cookies and tea at Rosemary's Cafe. Yummy! This will keep you going and get you to the finish line knowing what is awaiting you!
• Be treated to a massage after you conquer the event at the Divine Consign pampering center. Sit and relax and chat with other cool women like yourself after you finish – that’s what girlfriends do best!
• Get an amazing necklace at the finish line placed around your neck by a FIREMAN! Receive a beautiful women's (non-unisex) running shirt that will remind you of your accomplishment.

Other Event Information:
Awards & Celebrations: Every woman is a winner in our eyes! But to reward those gals who are speedy, kick-butt athletes, here’s what we’ve come up with:

Awards Ceremony for the Quarter Marathon at 11:00am

• Trophies for Top Three Women Overall. Sorry, no age group awards for the Quarter Marathon.

Awards Ceremony for the Half Marathon at 11:45am.

• Trophies for Top Three Women Overall

• Prizes for Top 3 Women in the Half Marathon in the following Age Groups:
19yrs & under, 20-24yrs, 25-29yrs, 30-34yrs, 35-39yrs, 40-44yrs, 45-49yrs, 50-54yrs, 55-59yrs, 60-64yrs, 65-69yrs, 70+ You get a winners’ ribbon just for showing up!!

Please stick around if you can for awards, door prizes and to see the last girlfriend finish and cheer her on.

Note: We will not be able to provide awards for walkers due to the inability to control adherence to walking only during the event.
What to do to be Prepared: Girlfriend – how do you finish a Quarter and Half Marathon? You can run, jog, walk or crawl. We don’t care as long as you get there. Unfortunately, for liability reasons, no bikes, skateboards or rollerblades are allowed. Although wouldn’t that be a cool sight to see a bunch of moms and grandmas roller-blading?! Are Jogger strollers allowed? Well, 13.1 miles for the kiddos might be a little much. Unless you don’t mind hearing “Mom, How much longer?” for a couple hours. Yeah, it might be a good idea to find a sitter for this one and just enjoy the event with your girlfriends. Plus it might be a little dangerous for your fellow walkers and runners to try to maneuver around you! But invite the kids to come and see you finish and participate in the Kids Mini Marathon to benefit the Children's Center. Teach them the importance of giving back at an early age. You’ll provide an awesome role model for them. As a reminder, drop subtle hints about how much you’d love for them to have flowers and balloons for you at the finish line. And be sure they make signs for you. Some of our favorites are “Go Mommy Go” or “My Grandma’s a rock-star!”. Or maybe get them a white shirt that they can decorate with encouraging words like “I bet my Mom can run faster than your Mom!” ;)

Be sure to train with us at Northwest Personal Training so you can be in the best shape of your life and cross the finish line. We will be hosting Training clinics to help ensure you get to the finish line! Call us at 360.574.7292 for more details.

Help us raise more funds: Are you really passionate about our cause?! If so, you can make a significantly great impact to our fund raising efforts! When you register, sign up to become an official fundraiser, set up your own personal Donation page and invite your friends to pledge your efforts on behalf of Breast Cancer research. Imagine if we each raised only $20, that would be an extra $60,000 raised! Wow!
What to Bring: Bring the obvious - running/walking shoes, gear depending on weather, your bib number, your chip timing piece etc.

Plus remember to bring a warm, clean change of clothing so you can enjoy the post-event festivities. Your girlfriends will appreciate that!

Please bring Volunteers - This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends to help that would be extremely helpful.

Have them email the following to cindys@nwpersonaltraining.com if they can help out:

Name:
Cell Phone Number:
Email Address:
T-shirt Size:
Any specific time constraints they have:
Special Instructions: Do you want to get your kids involved? Sign them up for the Kids Mini-Marathon and let them cross the finish line too while raising money for the Children's Center!

Do you know a guy who would like to participate in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure? Tell them about our Pink Brigade program where they can participate by agreeing to raise donations for the cause. We only open this to 50 guys! Such a fun way for a few guys to raise a lot of money for the cause.

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 and local hotels are a 20 minute cab ride from the airport.

Book your accommodations at one of the following hotels:

The Hilton Hotel
301 W. 6th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360.993.4500
Use Group Code: 606 or 2014 Girlfriends Half Marathon
Two Double Beds: $109.00(Single rate), $109.00(Double rate), $119.00(Triple rate), $129.00(Quad rate)
One King Bed: $114.00 (single rate), $114.00 (Double rate), $124.00(Triple rate), $134.00(Quad rate)
www.vancouverwashington.hilton.com
Walking Distance/Few blocks from the start/finish.

Comfort Inn and Suites
401 E. 13th St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Northwest Personal Training Company Rate: $79.00 (room w/2 double beds), $84.99 (room w/2 queen beds), $89.99 (King Suite)
(360) 696-0411
http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-vancouver-washington-WA198
3 blocks from the start/finish.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Vancouver/Portland
701 SE Columbia Shores Blvd
Vancouver WA 98661
360-750-1100
1-800-Call Home
www.vancouverportland.homewoodsuites.com
Located along the course on the waterfront and very easy to get to the start/finish.
Tell them that you are participating in the Girlfriends Run for a Cure and you will get 10% off!

Red Lion Hotel at the Quay
100 Columbia St.
Vancouver, WA 98660
Use code NWO to receive NWPT preferred rate of $79.95
Phone: 360.694.8341
http://www.redlion.rdln.com/
10 blocks from the start/finish.

Tell all your girlfriends about this event so you can all have fun together. Plus the more people who participate, the more money we can raise for Breast Cancer Research, Care & Treatment.

 
 
 
 
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