PeaceHealth AppleTree Marathon, Half and 5K

Fast or slow, let's go!

PeaceHealth AppleTree logo

PeaceHealth is proud to sponsor the 2nd annual AppleTree Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K on Sept. 14-15, 2019. This "run through history" in Vancouver, Washington will take runners through unique historic sites including:

  • Fort Vancouver (a Hudson's Bay company trading post that began operations in 1824)
  • Officer's Row
  • the Army Barracks
  • Pearson Field Airport (Pearson Field is one of the oldest operating airfields in the U.S.)
  • The Old Apple Tree (the oldest in the western USA, planted in 1826)
  • The Grant House (President U.S. Grant was stationed right here from 1852-1854!)

The AppleTree marathon is a Boston Qualifier, and will be an excellent challenge for elite runners as well as first-timers. The half-marathon will provide a popular option for runners who want to enjoy a great race on a great course. The Sunset 5k offers the perfect distance race for colleagues, friends, or family who wish to share the racing experience.

To sign up for the race, click here!

All participants will receive a swag bag loaded with gifts from race sponsors, plus a race medal, meal, and post-race party!

Schedule of Events
5k Sunset Run - Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
AppleTree Marathon Start - Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 a.m.
AppleTree Half-marathon Start - Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m.

Training Schedule
Courtesy of WHY Racing Events President Sherri McMillan, the following training schedules will get you ready to run your first 5k or improve your 5k/half-marathon race pace. Each program is just six weeks long.

PDF iconWeek 1 training schedule 
PDF iconWeek 2 training schedule
PDF iconWeek 3 training schedule
PDF iconWeek 4 training schedule
PDF iconWeek 5 training schedule
PDF iconWeek 6 training schedule
PDF iconDownload compete six week training schedule

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The marathon route is two loops through the most scenic areas of the Columbia River waterfront and Fort Vancouver.

The half-marathon route is one loop through the same course as the marathon.


The 5k route is a perfect distance (3.1 miles) for people and families interested in a fun racing experience!
Sunset 5k route