2020 Events Postponed

Unfortunately, our 2020 events are postponed due to Covid-19 state and county restrictions. Once the state and county restrictions went into effect, we could not meet the multiple guidelines for our volunteers to plan and prepare for the events. It is also likely that the orders would not be lifted in time to obtain the necessary permits and other contractual obligations in order to produce the event.  You may “roll over” your registration to 2021, and if you purchased a t-shirt you will be contacted for a refund through PayPal. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
You can review the Seattle/King County limits here.

Come Join Us in 2021!

The Vashon Island Ultramarathon & Trail Run will return in 2021!  As always we will meet on the first Saturday in June to enjoy a day of running together on Vashon’s beautiful trail systems.  Please note that registration will open later in 2020 (usually in December) and participants who already registered for 2020 will be offered a roll-over for their registration to 2021.  Keep running!  Stay healthy!

Join in the Fun

Managed entirely by volunteers, the Vashon Ultra happens only with the generous support of countless individuals. Opportunities to help out are plentiful and varied. Email us at volunteers@vashonultra.com to join the team.

A Home Town Favorite Worth Traveling For

“Great race today – from the pre-race home baked goodies, to the friendly volunteers, to the perfectly marked course and gorgeous trails, to the well stocked aid stations with cold water and clean porto-potty, to the sweet medals, to the delicious post-race spread. See you next year!”

Ilana Balint2016

“Another outstanding trail race by Vashon Ultra. Thank you to all of the volunteers for such a beautiful and fun day!”

Dana Sturtz2015

“Another fantastic race put on by some of the most genuine, fun-loving runners/people I know! Thanks to you all for organizing and to all of the amazing volunteers!!”

Tara Vanselow2015

“Thanks for the great run yesterday! That was my first 50k and it was so fun to run it where I grew up!”

Jasmine Azpiri2014

“Thank you, Kevin and Bruce, for a wonderful Ultra today! And thank you, Lisa and crew for the yummy food! And thank you to all the volunteers! Great weather, beautiful trails and such nice runners and volunteers! Well done. Thanks also to the Shemata’s for their just-at-the-right-time watermelon aid station. It was awesome.”

Kate Van Houdt2014

“I loved this 50K! I especially enjoyed the cheering turkey and llama immediately after the start. Very, very Vashon.”

Jennifer MacCormack2013

“This race was so much fun! Super well organized, beautiful course, wonderful food. Thanks so much Kevin, Bruce, Lisa and everyone else who worked so hard to give us a good time.”

Sarah Driggs2013

“Thank you to all who helped organize the run yesterday! I had a great time running on the island! All the volunteers were so friendly and helpful and the BBQ was delicious!”

Karen Wiggins2012

“Thanks for putting on great race. Fantastic course with some great single track. Enjoyed it a lot.”

Jason Weekes2012

“Thank you for putting on such a great run! The course was beautiful and the volunteers were amazing. I had such a great time. Thank you again!”

Lisa Switzer2010

“Thanks for putting on such a great race yesterday. The course was well-marked and had tons of variety. The friendly people and home-cooked food at the end capped it off. ”

John Swenson2010

The Vashon Island Ultramarathon & Trail Run is the only event on Vashon Island to connect previously unconnected trail systems which span miles of the islands woods and open space – encompassing local and county parks, natural preserves, and private property, giving participants a truly unique opportunity to explore the beauty that Vashon has to offer.  Local runners come back year after year, as the budding trail running community flourishes.  And runners from all over the globe come to experience the pristine single track and the small town flavor that makes this event a Pacific Northwest favorite.