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Seventy48 2018

Seventy48 2018

Period: Jun 18 - Jun 18, 2018
Location: Tacoma, United States

Rules are simple: no motors, no support, and no wind. That’s right. HUMAN POWER ONLY. Pedal, paddle, or row. We don’t care. It’s up to you.

Gun goes off at 5:30 PM, and teams have 30 minutes to cross the start line. (And PM is not a typo.  We know what it means and so do you.)

First find Tacoma, Washington. The race starts at the head of Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway near the Museum of Glass. Next find Port Townsend. That’s where you hope to end. Only two checkpoints are required: A boat and a bridge.

YOU! It’s easy to try hard when no one is watching, but can you make 70 miles moving past the most populated cities in Washington? It’s a front country race, so the challenge isn’t about fighting whirlpools and running from bears. What you’re up against is yourself.

Each team kicks in 100 bucks to the kitty, and it’s winner take all. So that Ho-Ho-eating buddy of yours who just took up kayaking? You’ll want to tell him to sign up.

The race is over 48 hours after it starts. Teams must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend by 5:30 PM on June 13, 2018. The prize pot will be awarded to the first finisher during the Race to Alaska Pre-Race Ruckus on stage with the band. That’s right. Another party, so stay an extra day and send off the foolhardy ones headed to Ketchikan for R2AK.

The event takes place on the 11th of June in Tacoma. For more details, please visit the official website.