Day of Race

50K Start – 2013

Friday 6/4/21 (Day Before Race)

We are switching to touchless packet pick-up due to COVID, so there is no packet pick-up the day before.

Go out and enjoy First Friday in town!

Saturday 6/5/21 (Day of Race)
@ the Bone Factory (Sawbones, aka Pacific Research Laboratories) 188th and 103rd

7 am – 8:15 am
50k Race Packet Pickup – touchless

Check in

8:15 am
50K Race Course Briefing / Announcements

8:30 am
50K Race Start

8:30 am – 9:15 am
10 mile Race Packet Pickup – touchless

Check in 

10 Mile Race Course Briefing / Announcements

9:30 am
10 Mile Race Start

12 noon
Post Race Food Grab-n-Go with Refreshments

2:30 pm
Cut-off for last 50K runners heading out on third loop

Course closes

Getting to the Race:

Heading South from North End Ferry Dock (Arriving from Southworth or Fauntleroy):

When exiting the Ferry Dock you will stay to the left and head up the hill on the Vashon Hwy
Continue South on Vashon Hwy to SW 188th Street (approx a mile south of downtown)
Turn Right on SW 188th Street.
Follow signs to parking area.
If arriving Friday to camp out, camp in the parking lot (follow signs).

Heading North from Talequah Ferry Dock (Arriving from Pt. Defiance/Tacoma):
When exiting the Ferry Dock turn left onto Vashon Hwy
Continue North on Vashon Hwy for approx 8 miles to SW 188th Street.
Turn left onto SW 188th Street.
Follow signs to parking area.
If arriving Friday to camp out, camp in the parking lot (follow signs).


10 milers will be asked to park in the east end of the lot – so that they can leave before the 50k run is complete and not get stuck.

50k runners should park closer to the west, or around the corner to the left on 103rd at the Sheffield Building lot.

Please consider carpooling – as parking is limited.

Getting to Vashon Island

Vashon Island is only accessible by ferry boat. You can walk or drive onto the Washington State Ferries that service Vashon. We recommend you drive or plan to carpool if you walk on. The ferry is a really fun way to commute to Vashon. You can get out of your car and enjoy the beautiful crossing of the Puget Sound. But it is important that you plan ahead so that you are not stuck in the ferry line or on the boat as race time approaches!

Recommended boats are as follows:

From West Seattle/Fauntleroy – 50k runners your last ferry is at 7:35 am (6:05 or 6:55 am recommended);
From Tacoma – 50k runners your last ferry is at 7:35 am (6:45 am recommended);
From Southworth – – 50k runners your last ferry is at 7:40 am (6:05 or 6:50 am recommended).
Beware of over-loads and to be safe take the recommended ferry, carpooling is also recommended. If you cannot drive onto the “last ferry” due to over-loads, walk on and ask for a ride/hitch-hike with other racers on the boat.

10 Milers, while you have an extra hour to get to the start finish – beware that Saturday morning ferries coming to Vashon in Summer months tend to overload the later in the day you get. We highly recommend you catch the last boat for 50k folks.

Fauntleroy/Vashon Ferry Schedule
Pt. Defiance/Vashon Ferry Schedule
Southworth/Vashon Ferry Schedule

Where to Stay on Vashon

Click here for lodging options if you are planning on staying on the island.

Camping on Friday night is an option. Please email us to confirm you are planning to camp prior to arriving.  Thank you!