With beautiful natural scenery, miles of trails, and varying terrain, Vancouver USA is a haven for running enthusiasts. Because of this, it is no surprise that fitness events and sports companies are thriving in this region.
In June, the second annual Vancouver USA Marathon drew over 3,000 participants. The Spartan Race, an obstacle race testing their agility and endurance, brought 5,000 athletes to compete. Vancouver is also the setting for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Cross Country National Championships for the fourth year in a row. Local companies Energy Events, Fit Right, and Northwest Personal Training all host various races and fun runs throughout the year.
For those just looking to lace up their running shoes and enjoy the outdoors, Vancouver offers many paths, including the Waterfront Renaissance and Salmon Creek trails, that provide an opportunity for all fitness levels.
With the increasing number of sports events in the area, the Tourism Office established the Vancouver USA Regional Sports Commission to assist sports event planners and to further promote Vancouver USA as an ideal sports destination.