Start: Saturday June 15, 2024
Distance: Short Course: 2.5 NM (2.9 mi); Long Course: 6.8 NM (7.8 mi)
Race Guide: (required reading before race day) includes direction, start times, course maps, etc Race Guide PDF
Registration: Online only. Closes 5pm June 23. No day of race registration
Check in: 7:00-9:15am
Director: Steve Chapin
Getting to the Start
From Port Townsend, follow the signs to Fort Worden. Enter in the South gate. Turn right toward the east end of the Fort and follow the road along the waterway to the large pier. There is plenty of parking along the beach and for those with trailers any one of two parking lots further out on the left-hand side.
Discover Pass Required
Please Note: the trailer launch ramp at the Marine Science Center pier is closed indefinitely. The closest recommended alternative is the public ramp at the corner of Water and Monroe Streets in Port Townsend.
10:00 AM One Start. All classes. Both Courses.
Both long and short courses start and finish at Fort Worden State Park, near the kitchen shelter. From the start line, both courses proceed SE and pass to the shore side of two race buoys near Point Hudson.
The short course rounds these two buoys counterclockwise then returns to the finish line.
The long course continues past these two buoys, SE across Port Townsend Bay to round Rat Island clockwise, then returns to the finish line.
Long Course: Evan Jacobs and Tyler Peterson, 52:09 in 2015 in a Mass 2x
Short Course: Jiri Pertold, 28:52.4 in 2013 in a SK
$20 SR members and juniors; $25 non-member adults
Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.
Salmon chowder, included in registration fee. BYO beverage.
Fort Worden State Park. A very popular camping spot with campsites on the beach near the start. Fort Worden runs its own reservation system Web site: http://fortworden.org/stay-here/camping/