About the Run
a beautiful run past fields of tulips and lilacs
The second annual Blooms to Brews will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in beautiful Woodland, Washington and benefits the Scott Hill Park and Sports Complex. The Half Marathon begins at 8:00 AM followed by the 10K at 8:15. Runners and walkers are welcome!
The run begins and ends near Horsehoe Lake, just west of I-5 at exit 21. From Horseshoe Lake, you'll head south around the open part of the lake's horseshoe and then around the lake towards the historic Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens.
The run continues through the outskirts of downtown and heads out into the beautiful countryside where you'll be greeted with big open fields and a rural landscape of farmhouses, barns, and livestock. A large variety of birds are attracted to this confluence area of the Columbia River Valley
Enjoy spectaular views of the Columbia River and Mt. St. Helens for the next three miles until the road curves to the northeast to follow the north fork of the Lewis River. After another two miles you'll cross the dike. Be very careful of your step as you follow the gravel dike for three-quarters of a mile.
Upon crossing the dike, the sight of fields upon fields of colorful tulips will take your breath away. Enjoy the beauty of spring in the air as you run past the tulips and continue to the finish line near Horseshoe Lake to relax with a refreshing microbrew.
With registration, all runners and walkers receive a dri-fit shirt, chip timing, and food, beer, and DJ at the post-party. Half Marathon finishers recieve a Finisher's Medal, and there are overall and age group awards for both races.
Run Start and Finish:
Woodland, WA 98674
find it on a map here: Horseshoe Lake