Swing The Gates at Deception Pass - 2023

Swing the Gates is back for its second annual race! By popular demand, we’re bringing back the 10K Team Scavenger Hunt along with the classic 5K Fun Run. Come hang out with an amazing community of nature lovers, runners, walkers, and their K-9 companions while exploring the beauty of Deception Pass State Park.

10K Team Scavenger Hunt

Challenge yourself and your friends to a unique race experience. Teams will set off along the trails to solve various challenges along the way which will help them uncover the racecourse as they go. Scavenger hunts are more fun with friends, so find three other people to join you at 9:00 AM on race day. Distances and elevation will vary based on your team’s ability to navigate the trails of Deception Pass. Each member of the winning team will win a mystery prize to be revealed soon.

This is a difficult course run primarily along unpaved trails within the park. Depending on the route your team chooses, your race could include 1800’ of elevation.   Each clue station will have cutoff times. The final clue station will close at 1:00 PM and you must head to the finish line immediately after this time. This is an unsupported 10K race. Plan to carry your own water and snacks.

5K Fun Run

This year, we will have one 5K fun run with chip timing for all participants. The first heat will kick off at 9:30 AM, but we recommend coming early to cheer on the 10K team scavenger hunt participants as they complete their first challenge as soon as they cross the start line at 9:00 AM.

The course will be run primarily on paved surfaces. Strollers, small children, and dogs are welcome! The race aid station is cupless again, so be sure to bring your own water bottle or cup.


25 March 2023


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