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Blooms to Brews Marathon

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Distance Marathon

Date 26 Apr 2020

About Blooms to Brews Marathon

Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips & lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia & Lewis Rivers. Relax at the post party at Horseshoe Lake!

The Blooms to Brews Marathon benefits the Scott Hill Park and Sports Complex. The run takes place in one of the most historic communities in Washington State in the Woodland bottoms farm country and during Holland America Flower Gardens’ Woodland Tulip Festival.

Blooms to Brews is a professionally organized race with a USATF Certified/Boston Qualifying course. Registration includes a dri-fit shirt, virtual goodie bag, a beer, food, and live DJ at the post-party, as well as finishers medals for all four runs.



  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

10K Run/Walk

  • 10km

Horseshoe Lake Park





Follow the course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips and lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia and Lewis Rivers.


The Marathon begins and finishes at 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.

At Dike Road, runners head north for a 6+ mile down and back the Columbia River. The route then continues south on Dike Road for almost 5 miles. At mile 15 3/4 the route will head north for a 6 mile loop, called Veterans Loop, through scenic farmlands. Veterans Loop features double arches in honor of those who fought and gave their lives for the United States. Runners will then cross over the 3/4 mile gravel dike along the north fork of the Lewis River. Upon crossing the dike, marathoners take a short down and back to the boat launch before setting off on the last 2 miles. For the home stretch, fields upon fields of Holland America Flower Gardens' colorful tulips spread out on both sides of the road.

Enjoy the beauty of spring in the air as you run past tulips and continue to the finish line at Horseshoe Lake to relax with a refreshing microbew or cold root beer.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.