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Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, Washington
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Re-enacts the 1926 Dalco Passage swim crossing. The race location is Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park on Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington. The swims are a clockwise 5K triangular course swim beginning and ending at Owens Beach or a one-way 3K linear course swim from Vashon Island to Owens Beach. Run is mostly flat (one large hill) on closed road within Point Defiance Park. There will be chip timing for these 4 events:
3K Swim / 5K Run & Relays
5K Swim / 10K Run & Relays
3K/5K Swim
5K/10 Run

Event Start Location
http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/point-defiance-park/
Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park

Course Description
http://www.aquarunforachild.org/AquaRun_for_a_Child/Race_Details.html
Two swims: 3K one-way frp Vacho Island to owen Beach or 5K triangular

Awards
1st - 3rd antique recycled award medals in USAT age group increments.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Mandatory pre-race briefing at 9:45AM. Registration opens DOR at 9:00AM

Timing / Results
Chip timing by BuDu Racing. Results within 24 hours at www.aquarunforachild.org and buduracing.com

Post Race Activities
All participants will receive the following:
•Custom designed technical shirt in men and women sizes and styles
•Brightly colored cap required for swim
•FREE post-race celebration with food/refreshments and music

•Custom awards presented for top 3 female/male USAT/USMS defined age-groups

Weather
Usually sunny, warm (65 degrees F) weather Seattle in September.

Directions
•Take I-5 South To Tacoma
•Take Exit 132-B for Washington 16 W (WA-16) towards Bremerton
•Stay on WA-16 for approximately 3 miles to Exit 3 6th Ave towards WA-163 N Ruston
•Turn left on 6th Ave
•Take the 1st right on N Pearl St
•Go 3.2 miles on N Pearl St to stop sign at Pt Defiance Park entrance
•Continue straight thru stop sign intersection onto N Waterfront Dr as it curves past Pagoda
•Stay in the middle lane and follow directions to the zoo
•Pass the zoo turn off road becomes Five Mile Road
•Continue straight past Rhododendron Gardens
•Turn right onto Owen Beach Road
•Follow down windy hill
•Destination is at the bottom.
•Park in the parking lot except for the first row next to the beach marked 'RESERVED FOR BUS'


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Park in the parking lot at bottom of Owen Beach Road except for the first row next to the beach marked 'RESERVED FOR BUS'

 
 

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