Day of Race

50K Start – 2013

Friday 6/03 (Day Before Race)

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ultra Open House / Race Packet Pickup
@ Open Space for Arts & Community (click here for directions)

 

Saturday 6/04 (Day of Race)
@ Open Space for Arts & Community

7 am – 9 am
Race Packet Pickup

8 am
50K Race Course Briefing / Announcements

8:30 am
50K Race Start

9 am
10 Mile Race Course Briefing / Announcements

9:30 am
10 Mile Race Start

12 noon
Post Race Food Tent Opens (Food Tent entry included with each runner’s registration)
$10 per person for non-registered runners

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

5:30
Course closes

Getting to the Race:
Click here for Map and Directions

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 188th St. (approx .75 miles south of downtown)
Turn Right on 188th.
Continue on 188th for .25 miles to 103rd Ave.
Turn Left onto 103rd Ave.
On race day you will be directed to park. Please watch for runners on 103rd, if you are arriving after 8:25 am.

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 8.25 miles to 188th St.
Turn left onto 188th.
Continue on 188th for .25 miles to 103rd Ave.
Turn Left onto 103rd Ave.
On race day you will be directed to park. Please watch for runners on 103rd, if you are arriving after 8:25 am.

Parking

10 milers will be asked to park in one of the parking lots along 103rd or 188th – so that they can leave before the 50k run is complete and not impact runners.

50k runners can park in the O Space parking lot (nearest start/finish area). If you plan to finish/leave early – then one of the parking lots along 103rd or 188th is your best bet.

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 at Vashon O Space on Friday night is an option. Please email us if you are interested.