Start with a party. End with a party.

SEVENTY48 Pre-Funk

When: Sunday, June 10, 3:00–9:00 PM
Where: Tacoma’s Museum of Glass, our start line location
The day before race start we’ll be hangin with racers taking care of last minute business. Why not have a party at the same time? We’ll have food, drinks, and presentations by inspiring people. That’s right, Karl Kruger and Natalia Cohen will be there. Kruger is the first person to complete the 750 unrelenting miles of R2AK on a SUP, and Cohen is one of a team of six women, who in January 2016, set two world records becoming the first all-female team and the first ever fours boat to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. Come party! It’s mostly free.

SEVENTY48 Send-off Party

When: Monday, June 11, 4:30 PM
Where: Head of the Thea Foss Waterway, near the Museum of Glass
It’s a start line celebration raising a glass to these stamina junkies as we watch them head into their uncertain push to a finish line. There’ll be food carts, drinks and music—played softly so you can hear the grunts of exertion. You don’t have to race, but you can celebrate the doing of it with us. The race will start at the head of the Thea Foss Waterway near the Museum of Glass. Gun goes off at 5:30 PM, and teams have 30 minutes to cross the line.

R2AK Pre-Race Ruckus

When: Wednesday, June 13, 3:00–8:00 PM
Where: Pope Marine Park, Port Townsend
That’s right. In Escherian fashion the finish line of the one is the start line of the other. SEVENTY48 will be finishing the day before R2AK begins. We’re going to have the SEVENTY48 award ceremony during the Ruckus. Awards given out at 6:00 PM, center stage.

Find out all about the Ruckus here.