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Dash Point Trail Run

EVENTS
  • Running: Half Marathon Trail Run
  • Running: 10K Trail Run
RACE DATE
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Start Time
9:00 am
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Entry Fee
10K - $32 Half Marathon - $41 *2 weeks before race - $5 additional
Location
Dash Point State Park
Address
5700 SW Dash Point Rd
CITY
Federal Way
STATE/TERR
Washington
Zip
98422
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
360 502 1695
Description

- Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park in the Pacific Northwest with 3,300 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and lots of opportunities to observe wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, ducks, eagles, and of course, plenty of marine animals too. The upper trails of the park have beautiful views of Maury and Vashon Islands, the Olympic Mountains, and spectacular sunsets.

The Start/Finish area has many picnic/BBQ stations and is right by a nice long stretch of sandy beach. This is a great place to bring the whole family for a fun day by the water. The trails at this park are non-technical, cushy and well maintained, and it's an excellent place to use your minimalist shoes if you so desire. 

There will be plenty of aid stations and the courses are well marked with signs at intersections. As always, there will be a good selection of grub at the Finish to fuel you up.

Course Info

The course traverses singletrack running trails. The trails meander under huge maples that tower over an assortment of Western Washington foliage - alder, hemlock, salmonberry, and huckleberry. The running surface is soft and smooth, a great place to wear minimalist shoes if you so desire.

Check the interactive map.
Click on image to enlarge. Approximate elevation gain 1000 feet. See here for elevation profile of the 10k by Sara Redfield.

Half marathon - two loops (orange + red)

Click on image to enlarge. Approximate elevation gain 2100 feet. See here for the half marathon map on HalfMarathon.net sent to us by Andrew Tucker. And here's the Garmin record of Erik Wahlstrom doing the half marathon race.
Directions

The park's address is 5700 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, Washington 98422.

From I-5, Exit at the 320th St. exit (exit #143). Take 320th St. west approximately four miles. When 320th St. ends at a T-intersection, make a right onto 47th St. When 47th St. ends at a T-intersection, turn left onto Hwy. 509/ Dash Point Rd. Drive about two miles to the park. (West side of street is the campground side, and east side is the day-use area, which is where the event starts/finishes.)

Discover Pass

Because this is a state park, a Washington Discover Pass is required for parking inside the park. A day pass can be purchased onsite for $10 with either cash or check (exact change only). An annual pass is $35 and can be purchased in person at a licensed vendor such as Big 5 or Fred Meyer (list here) or online on the WA state parks website. The pass gives users access to all 100 developed state parks, 350 primitive recreation sites, state water access points, natural areas and wildlife areas.

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