Take the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Highway 16) northwest to Bremerton, and Highway 3 north to the Hood Canal Bridge. Cross the bridge, go about five miles and turn right on Highway 19. Continue north through Chimacum to Port Townsend. With normal traffic, it is 1 1/2 hours driving from the Tacoma Narrows bridge to Fort Worden State Park.
Take the Seattle/Bainbridge Island or Edmonds/Kingston ferry, go to the Hood Canal Bridge. Cross the bridge and in about five miles take Highway 19 north (to the right) through Chimacum to Port Townsend. With normal traffic, it is one hour from Kingston to Fort Worden State Park.
ake Highway 20 west from Mt. Vernon to Whidbey Island, follow it south to the Coupeville Ferry. Take the Coupeville Ferry (1/2 hour crossing time) to Port Townsend. NOTE: Please see WSF Reservation information below.
Either use the Tacoma directions, or follow the scenic route up Hood Canal on Highway 101. From Olympia, the travel time is about equal either way, depending on traffic — about two hours.
Take the ferry of your choice to Port Angeles, Washington. Take Highway 101 east to Highway 20. Turn left (north) onto 20, thence to Port Townsend. Travel time from Port Angeles is about one hour.
Jefferson County International Airport is suitable for small planes. Scheduled flights arrive daily from Sea-Tac and other locations.
Follow the Park ‘n’ Ride instructions above, but continue straight through the signal at Safeway. Turn left at the next traffic signal (Kearney St.). Follow Kearney until it dead-ends into 19th St. Turn left on 19th, then turn right at the next corner (San Juan Ave.) Continue on San Juan until just before it bends to the left. Turn right on Admiralty. Follow Admiralty , making an S-curve around a small cemetery (thereby becoming “W” St.), straight through a three-way stop (Redwood), thence to the Fort gate, which will be on your left. Park personnel will direct you to available parking.
Turn left from the terminal onto Water St. (aka Sims Way). Turn right at the next traffic signal (Kearney St.). Follow the instructions above from there to the Fort.
Taxi service is available by calling Peninsula Taxi 360-385-1872.

Washington State Ferries Information

Ferry Schedule

Because ferry schedules can be affected by tides and other conditions, runners arriving by ferry are advised to confirm travel plans in advance by contacting Washington State Ferries at 511 or 1-800-843-3779.

**Reservations are a must if you want to be assured a specific crossing time by car.**

Washington State Ferries Website: Washington State Ferries (DOT)
For Reservations: Washington State Ferries Reservations

Tide cancellations can affect the Port Townsend – Coupeville crossing. Please refer to the Washington State Ferry Schedule for posted tide cancellations.

Please ensure that you arrive Fort Worden State Park no later than 10:30 to ensure you have enough time to register and get ready for the run. The run starts promptly at 11:00.

Mid Spring Leave Port Townsend (Daily)

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12:30 1
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  8:00 1
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 Fridays through Mondays
11:00 1
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May 6, 2016 – May 26, 2016Mid Spring Leave Coupeville (Daily)

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 Fridays through Mondays
11:45 1
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There is ample parking at Fort Worden! Just follow the parking attendant’s directions as you proceed through the gate. There is no charge for parking!

If you prefer to park outside the park, there are many driveways and areas where you are not allowed to park. Please be mindful of the residents near the park and do not block their driveways.

Vehicle traffic within the park is completely shut down from approximately 10:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on race day for the start, after which time all traffic entering or leaving the park must do so via alternating one-way traffic through the East Gate.


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