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Spring into Action Race

Fri June 21, 2013 Vancouver, WA 98662 US Directions


9910 NE 26th street
Vancouver, WA US 98662


Do you love when the weather is starts to warm and rays of light peak though the clouds and let you know spring is coming? Or maybe it's the scents of blooming flowers and spring rains that make you excited to know it's on it's way? Here's your opportunity to get out there and get active this sping and run, walk, bike, or swim or for the first time on Pacific NW Virtual races- do all of them in a virtual triathlon!

 Here's your chance to be part of a race without all the extra hassle! Completes 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile (Half Marathon), or for you long distance runners 26.2 marathon, 50k, or 100k By June 21st (anytime between now and then) to receive a Fun Northwest Spring Medal! Split it up any way you want - any distance, and any activity or again all three in a triathlon (Sprint Distance, which has a 750 meters (0.47 mi) swim, 20 kilometers (12 mi) cycling, 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) run). If you start late, you can back date the miles to 1 March when we started and have until 21 June 2013 to finish! A great way to provide motivation, encouragement, and an opportunity raise money for Team Up! Autism Speaks.

Your Cost: $10 ($20 for international)

 What do you get for your money?

  • Custom Medal with Race name
  •  Tons of support and encouragement on the Facebook event page!
  • Personalized Bib with whatever name and number you registered for, but I will personalize bibs further if you want.
  • Personalized Finisher's Certificate (if requested)
  • Tax Donation form sent to you in Jan of 2014 for the amount total if you donate  from Autism Speaks to use for your tax filing

Breakdown of Fees:

  • Registration fees $2-2.50 
  • Medal $4.50 (2.5 inch medal)
  • Shipping $2.24
  • Envelope .25

 PLEASE NOTE - These are available as additional Options - an engraving plate for $1 in the store. This MUST be purchased at the time of the registration to avoid additional site fees. 

Race Contact Info

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Bib Details

Bibs- Will automatically be emailed to you upon registration within 24-48 hours (almost always sooner) or sent on Facebook through messaging. You print it out and put Packing tape on it to waterproof it and it is good to go! Feel free to post or email with custom requests of Bib, and the number will be your registration number.


Contact Information

This race is put on by Maryalicia Verdecchia of The Great Northwest Virtual Relays


Any Questions contact her on her Facebook Page at :


or at


She can also be found on the Virtual runs group at

Engraving (must order at same time as registration)

Engraving is available as add in the store section for $1 extra per registration. Engravings WILL be sent seperate from the medal about mid June. Please let me know what you would like the medal to say up to 40 characters in the additional questions per registrant. IF YOU DO NOT ORDER THE ENGRAVING WITH THE MEDAL (OR AT SAME TIME) THERE IS A MINIMUM $2 CHARGE FOR ORDERS. I CANNOT CHANGE THIS OR WORK AROUND IT. 

Please send any questions to if you have any questions

Example of what you may have have engraving say:

Spring into Action Race






Spring into Action Race





Spring into Action Race


Half Marathon (Or Tri)

 Remember- engravings will be sent seperately at the end of June


May my children run?

Yes! Kids can run too! and they get the same medal you do. We just ask that you ensure their safety while running. 13.1 is very doable in a month for a kid! or 26.2 in two months. Whether your 5 years old or 99 years old (stay safe and run responsibly) you can earn a medal! We know children are not often able to run Half Marathons, but here is your chance to get a real medal (not rubber) if you are too young to run in a real race. We just ask that parents watch over them and keep them safe. 

Do we actually get a real medal?

 Yes! It is the one pictured in the Logo. This Custom Physical medal will be mailed as soon as your payment clears and/or ONCE THE MEDALS ARRIVE. If you order engraving- medals many not ship immediately  but in batches to save on shipping costs be sent soon as possible once medals arrive! then , 1 May, or 31 May 2013

 Does it have to be a race, Maryalicia? Or can it just be a run? Do training runs count?

 Absolutely- any running/walking/biking/swimming/treadmill counts. No need to be in a race...some of us are just trying to double dip miles :P. AND you can backdate your miles to March 1st, 2013. This is a fun way to get some exercise in, get a cool medal, and help reach my fundraising goal of $2500 for a fantastic organization. 


Why do we all pay the same price for different distances?

 Because the medal, fees, shipping, ect, are all the same. You get the same support running a 5K as you do a full marathon and same medal. There is an option to pay $1 extra for personal engraving.

When will I see my tax donation?

 At the end of registration I will send them your name, address, and phone number and amount donated (with the funds donated) and Autism Speaks will update their data base. Then, in January, Autism Speaks will send you a Tax deductible receipt to use on your taxes showing the full amount you donated. 

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.



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