Swing the Gates at Deception Pass State Park

Sat March 26, 2022 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 US Directions
Events
Place
41229 State Rte 20
Oak Harbor, WA US 98277
Description

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM! WE HAVE SOLD OUT THIS YEAR'S SWING THE GATES! For those of you unable to register, we hope to see you next year!

Run or walk through Deception Pass State Park at our Swing the Gates Run! Explore the park in either our Competitive 5K (with chip timing), our 5K Family Fun Run, or a 10K scavenger hunt along the trails in the park.

5K Competition and Family Fun Run 
The 5K will have two different start times depending on if you want a competition race experience or a family fun run. Chip timing will be available for the Competition Run. The 5K competition run starts at 9:00 A.M. and the Family Fun Run starts at 10:00 A.M. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids 5-17. Children 4 and under run for free. The 5K will primarily be run on paved surfaces. Strollers, small children, and dogs are welcome for the Family Fun Run. This race is cupless so make sure to bring your own drinking container.

10K Team Scavenger Hunt 
For someone looking for a unique race experience, there will be a team 10K Scavenger Hunt (race distance may vary based on your team's efficiency in solving clues) run along the trails in the park! Scavenger hunts are more fun as a team, so find up to three other friends or family to join you. The 10K Scavenger Hunt will start at 9:15 A.M. Tickets are $25 per teammate. Each member of the winning team will receive a Deception Pass State Park hoodie in the size of their choice! The 10K Scavenger Hunt will be run primarily on unpaved trails within the park. Water is not provided on the course, so make sure to bring your own.
 
Prices (processing fees not included): 
**Flash Sale (January 1-16)**
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Youth 5-17 years): $12 (children 4 and under run free in the Family Fun Run) 
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Adult): $22 
10K Team Scavenger Hunt (max 4 people per team): $22/person 

Standard Pricing (January 17 - March 6)
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Youth 5-17 years): $15 (children 4 and under run free, but do not get a medal)
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Adult): $25 
10K Team Scavenger Hunt (max 4 people per team): $25/person 

Late Registration (March 7 - March 25)
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Youth 5-17 years): $18 (children 4 and under run free, but do not get a medal)
5K Competition or Family Fun Run (Adult): $28
10K Team Scavenger Hunt (max 4 people per team): $28/person 

Note: a Discover Pass is required to park in the lot for the race. 

 
Schedule: 
8:00 - 10:00 AM: Packet pickup 
9:00 AM: 5K Competition Run starts 
9:15 AM: 10K Team Scavenger Hunt starts 
10:00 AM: 5K Family Fun Run starts 
 
All finishers (ages 5 and up) receive a wooden commemorative medal. The top three finishers of each race category in the Competitive 5K and the first place team in the 10K Scavenger Hunt will win a special prize!

A long sleeve Swing the Gates Run shirts is available for sale. Race shirt sign ups end March 6, 2022. There will be a limited number of sized available for purchase at the event.

A Discover Pass is required to park a vehicle in the park for the race.

There will be no registration on the day of the event.

Thank you so much to our grand sponsor of all of the 100 Year Celebration events, including Swing the Gates, Dwayne Lane's Skagit Subaru! Thanks as well to our level two sponsors, Anacortes Kayak Tours, Deception Pass Tours, and Janicki Industries; as well as our level 3 sponsors, Whidbey Weekly, Baird Financial, Craft Stove, Fairhaven Runners & Walkers, Flooring Connections Inc., Island Adventures Whale Watching, John L Scott Anacortes Real Estate, Skagit Tradition Realty, Skagit Valley Food Co-Op, and Tradewinds Insurance. Without you, this event would not be possible!

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