Start with a party. End with a party.

SEVENTY48 Pre-Funk

When: Sunday, June 10, 2:00–8:00 PM
Where: The Social Bar and Grill in Tacoma
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.

Karl Kruger: 2 PM at Museum of Glass
Natalia Cohen: 4 PM at Museum of Glass

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. 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.

SEVENTY48 Finish line Clubhouse and Bar

When: Tuesday, June 12, from 9 AM to 10 PM; Wednesday, June 13, from 9 AM til the race ends
Where: Pope Marine Building at the Finish line dock
You can thank us later. We’ve rented this building and are stuffing it with a bar, snacks, music, a couch, and a tracker to watch the race. It’s a place for family, friends, and fans to hang out and wait for teams to arrive, second guess teams tactics, and view the hallowed yet courageous eyes of victory in every team that finishes. All ages are welcome and it’s totally free to hang out.

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.

SUPing Awesome!

When: Wednesday, June 13 during the Ruckus, 4:00–5:30 PM
Where: Pope Marine Park, Port Townsend
SUPing Awesome is an inaugural presentation/panel discussion with some of the stand up paddle board (SUP) legends pushing the boundaries and breaking the concepts of what you can do on a SUP. Grab a beer at the Ruckus and take a seat. It’s 90 minutes of inspiration. There will be time for both presentation and Q&A.

Get your tickets, only $10.

Speakers include:

Karl Kruger: R2AK 2017 finisher and world record holder for longer race completed by a SUP. Next project is taking a SUP through the NW passage.
Josh Collins: Special forces vet SUPed from Texas to New York 3500 miles. SUPs to raise awareness for traumatic brain injury.
Unnamed awesomeness: Another person yet confirmed who will be amazing.
Dean Burke: As well as presenting, Dean will be moderating. He is a competivie SUP paddler, completed 40 miles Stage 1 of R2AK (only person to have ever crossed the Strait on a stock board) with an uncanny knack in connecting people to the sea through experiences and storytelling.