Girlfriends Run for a Cure - Quarter & Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Oct 12, 2014


Vancouver, WA

About This Activity

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.

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!

 We cap out at 3000 women and this event regularly sells out probably because of all our women-friendly initiatives and perks!

• 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 left. 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

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!”

Event details and schedule

Pick-up your Race-day kit, Goodie Bag & Race Bib Number at:
Northwest Personal Training
1011 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660:
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!

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