Vancouver USA offers a wide range of sports venues and complexes in urban settings, but when summer hits, you may find yourself yearning to escape the city setting for outdoor adventure in the Eastern wilds of Clark County.
From big-name competitions like the Washougal National | Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at the scenic and nationally renowned Washougal MX Park, to favorites like the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 5k Run & Walk, the region is a hotspot for outdoor recreation and sports events.
For thrill seekers and endurance enthusiasts, a trek to the Spartan Race: PacWest Spartan Sprint on Aug. 2 all but guarantees mud and mayhem. A Pacific Northwest tradition, the race presents a challenging, obstacle-covered sprint across more than 3 miles and 15 obstacles that is not for the faint of heart.
Wrapping up a summer packed with sports events, the SUP Salmon Classic will make its debut Aug. 31 at Cottonwood Beach. The stand up paddleboard race includes an eight-mile course for professional level racers, a four-mile course for recreational boarders, and a two-mile course for youth and novice.