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Point Ruston Independence Day 5k

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July 4, 2019 (Thursday)
5 K, 1 K
N. 37th & N. Vassault Street
Tacoma, Washington
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A 5km race on a super fast flat and downhill course starting at N. 37th & N. Vassault Street in Tacoma and finishing at Point Ruston's Grand Plaza.

But have no fear! While this is a speedy course for fast runners, it also is a fun course for a powerwalk before your Independence Day barbeque! Everybody is welcome to participate!

Every runner will receive a medal at the finish line after the race!

Event Start Location
N. 37th & N. Vassault Street Tacoma, Wa

Awards
Ribbons will be presented to the overall male and female winners of the 5K. Age group ribbons will be given to the following divisions: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet Pick Up Hours
July 3rd, 1 PM - 5 PM

Packet Pick Up is between Farrelli's and the Fish Brewing Pub at Point Ruston

Look for us in the Breezeway between Farrelli's and the Fish Brewing Pub

5104 Grand Loop A, Ruston, WA 98407

You can also pick up your packets near the start line at Vassault Park on race day at 7:00 am. Please do not plan to pick up the packets last-minute - lines may be long and the race will start on time.

Timing / Results
All events will be chip timed by RaceWire.

Your timing tag is attached to the back of your race bib. In order to receive a time your race bib must be worn on the outside of your top outer garment. Avoid bending your bib which may damage the timing tag. The timing tag is disposable so it does not need to be returned.

Parking
Parking options near Vassault Park (starting line)

Street parking: Located near the corner of N. 37th and Vassault St.

Shuttle Bus from Finish

Shuttle Bus: Begins at 6:30 am from the FINISH LINE area (at the Point Ruston Grand Plaza, right in front of the movie theater) and will make round trips back to the START LINE until 10:00 am.

PARK BY THE FINISH LINE

For the ambitious: Park at the FINISH LINE and warm up to the START LINE. Or cool down back to your car at the FINISH the shortest route is 1.87 miles click HERE << for a warm up/cool down route. But please note that parking will be limited.
 
 

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