CORRECTION Re: Bainbrige Marathon Starts this year at Fort Ward


Steve Bennett
 

WRONG!  The half-marathon will, as usual,  start at Fay Bainbridge Park two hours after the start of the full marathon, and proceed counter-clockwise to a finish at Fort Ward.   WRONG!

The half marathon will, in fact, start at Fay Bainbridge Park this year, two hours after the start of the full marathon, and proceed clockwise to a finish at Fort Ward.  (the course is the same as for 35 years, but the direction will be reversed.


From: "Steve Bennett bennett_seattle@... [SoundRowers]"
To: yahoogroups ; whatcom ; Cole Traci ; Tyler Peterson ; Shane Baker ; Jeff Knakal
Cc: "lorim@..." ; "mike@..." <mike@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:31 PM
Subject: [SoundRowers] Bainbrige Marathon Starts this year at Fort Ward

 
Hey you Bainbridge Marathoners,
 
Due to changes in Park policy and a potential parking conflict with a group of classic auto buffs, we have decided  to make  a last-minute change that will benefit us all, at least for the day.  The full marathon will start and end at Fort Ward Park (directions follow, direct from Google maps). The half-marathon will, as usual,  start at Fay Bainbridge Park two hours after the start of the full marathon, and proceed counter-clockwise to a finish at Fort Ward.  Shuttle arrangements will, as usual, take place after the start of the full marathon.  We will be making every effort to minimize traffic at Fay Bainbridge and the parking may be limited at Fort Ward, so we encourage carpooling.  We will make every effort to start the race by 10, but will be as accommodating as possible, should there be any confusion. 
 
·         No Discover Pass is required at either park.
·         Slow paddlers may be allowed an early start.
·         Bring hydration gear; it’s going to be a hot day.
·         Got hats this year, thank Stoneway Concrete
·         This will throw Tom’s analysis of the currents and mine into  a cocked hat
·         Start time has always been dependent upon arrival of the last possible ferry and the speed of registration: I try to get it going ASAP, but that usually is closer to 10:00 than 9:30
 
Looking  forward to the start, 
Steve
 
Directions to Fort Ward Park From Seattle via the Bainbridge Is. Ferry
 
Take the Seattle - Bainbridge Island ferry to Bainbridge Island  49 min (8.6 mi)
Take Wyatt Way NE to W Blakely Ave NE  11 min (3.7 mi)
Continue straight onto Ferry Dock   0.2 mi
Continue onto Olympic Dr SE  423 ft
Turn left onto Winslow Way E  0.1 mi
Turn right onto Ericksen Ave NE  0.3 mi
Turn left onto Wyatt Way NE  1.1 mi
Wyatt Way NE turns slightly left and becomes Eagle Harbor Dr NE  0.2 mi
Slight right onto Bucklin Hill Rd NE  0.3 mi
Continue straight onto Blakely Ave NE  1.4 mi
Continue on W Blakely Ave NE. Drive to Pleasant Beach Dr NE  3 min (0.8 mi)
Slight right onto W Blakely Ave NE  0.4 mi
Slight left onto Pleasant Beach Dr NE  0.4 mi
Fort Ward Park  2241 Pleasant Beach Drive Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
 
Directions to Fort Ward Park from Edmonds via the Kingston Ferry
 
Take the WA-104 W ferry to Kingston  54 min (5.6 mi)
Take NE West Kingston Rd, Miller Bay Rd NE and WA-305 S to Sportsman Club Rd NE in Bainbridge Island
25 min (14.1 mi)
Continue straight onto WA-104 W 0.3 mi
Turn left onto Iowa Ave NE  180 ft
Iowa Ave NE turns slightly right and becomes NE West Kingston Rd  2.2 mi
Turn left onto Miller Bay Rd NE  4.3 mi
Continue onto Augusta Ave NE  0.8 mi
Augusta Ave NE turns slightly right and becomes Suquamish Way NE  1.6 mi
Turn left onto WA-305 S  4.9 mi
Continue on Sportsman Club Rd NE to Wyatt Way NW  4 min (1.9 mi)
Turn right onto Sportsman Club Rd NE   1.6 mi
Turn left onto Finch Rd NE  0.2 mi
Continue to W Blakely Ave NE   4 min (2.1 mi)
Turn right onto Wyatt Way NW  0.1 mi
Wyatt Way NW turns slightly left and becomes Eagle Harbor Dr NE  0.2 mi
Slight right onto Bucklin Hill Rd NE  0.3 mi
Continue straight onto Blakely Ave N.  1.4 mi
Continue on W Blakely Ave NE. Drive to Pleasant Beach Dr NE  3 min (0.8 mi)
Slight right onto W Blakely Ave NE  0.4 mi
Slight left onto Pleasant Beach Dr NE  0.4 mi
Fort Ward Park  2241 Pleasant Beach Drive Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
 
Directions to Fort Ward Park from Tacoma
 
Get on WA-16 W  6 min (2.3 mi)
Head west on S 11th St toward Tacoma Ave S  0.9 mi
Turn left onto S Sprague Ave  1.0 mi
Take the Washington 16 W ramp to Gig Harbor/Bremerton  0.4 mi
Follow WA-16 W and WA-3 N to WA-305 S in Poulsbo. Take the Washington 305 exit from WA-3 N  44 min (44.5 mi)
Merge onto WA-16 W  26.5 mi
Continue onto WA-3 N  17.7 mi
Take the Washington 305 exit toward Poulsbo/Bainbridge Island  0.3 mi
Continue on WA-305 S. Take Blakely Ave NE to Pleasant Beach Dr NE in Bainbridge Island  29 min (15.9 mi)
Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto WA-305 S  11.1 mi
Turn right onto Sportsman Club Rd NE  1.6 mi
Turn left onto Finch Rd NE   0.2 mi
Turn right onto Wyatt Way NW  0.1 mi
Wyatt Way NW turns slightly left and becomes Eagle Harbor Dr NE  0.2 mi
Slight right onto Bucklin Hill Rd NE  0.3 mi
Continue straight onto Blakely Ave NE  1.4 mi
Slight right onto W Blakely Ave NE  0.4 mi
Slight left onto Pleasant Beach Dr NE  0.4 mi
Fort Ward Park 2241 Pleasant Beach Drive Northeast, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110