Point Defiance Park YRE
CHALLENGE -AVA:  America's Gardens, Forts of USA
                     WA:  ART:  Art Work,  LANDSCAPE:  Mtns, Forest, ALL CLUBS
Credit Only Event      10KM WALK (YRE366) Jan 1 - Dec 31
Start Point:  Boathouse Marina and Tackle Shop, 5400 No. Pearl, Tacoma, WA.

Event Info:  Daily, 7a.m. - 8 p.m.  Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Trail is rated  2-B  with two short flights of stairs after the start.  Walk along the bay and  Five Mile Drive in beautiful Point Defiance Park.  A great walk for all ages.  Camera views of Narrows Bridge and Gig Harbor.  Pass Never Never Land , Ft. Nisqually, and many gardens.  Stop and visit the zoo and aquarium.
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Point of Contact:  Chuck Repik 253-582-7474  Email:  crepik@aol.com


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Steilacoom/HISTORIC TOWN YRE  
CHALLENGE: AVA:    firehouses, Historic Churches, Museums.
                      WA:  LANDSCAPE:  Mtns.  TOWN:  Fire Station.  ALL CLUBS
Credit Only Event  10 KM/5KM Walk - (YR 0635  ) Jan 1 - Dec 31
Start Point: Chevron Station,  3025 Steilacoom Blvd.
Ask at the desk for the "Walk Box"

Event Info:  Daily, dawn to dusk.
YR 635: Trail is rated 2B and is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.  Pets are allowed.  Revised walk is on city sidewalks and two short trails.  Community of many "Firsts".  Site of first Territorial Jail, Library and Protestant Church north of the Columbia River.  The Catholic Mission has been in continual use since 1867.  Scenic views of Olympics, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound and McNeil Island, Anderson and Ketron Islands.  Pass ferry dock and the old Steilacoom Railroad Station, no longer used for passenger service. 
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STEILACOOM/HISTORIC FORT STEILACOOM 
Credit Only Event 10km/6km (YRE 1996)
CHALLENGE:  AVA:  Forts of USA, Museums
                      WA:  LANDSCAPE:  Mtns.  TOWN:  Firehouse.  ALL CLUBS
Start Point:  Chevron Station, 3025 Steilacoom Blvd.  Ask at the desk for the "Walk Box"
Rated 1B.   Walk on asphalt, gravel, dirt trails as well as city sidewalks through Fort Steilacoom Park, Western State Hospital and the city of Lakewood.  Fort Steilacoom Park was once a large farm where crops were grown and animals were raised for food for Western State Hospital.  Circle a small lake and pass a large historic cemetery used by the hospital.  On the return walk through the grounds of the current State Hospital and pass the few remaining houses of the original Ft. Steilacoom (used by the army of 1849 to 1868).  The 6km trail passes the same sites as the 10km trail. 
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Point of Contact: Jerry Williams (253)320 8600  Email: j.williams1327@comcast.net







            

Tacoma Waterfront  YRE  
CHALLENGE:   AVA:  Firehouses
                      WA:    LANDSCAPE:  Mtn. TOWN:   Bakery, Firehouse.  PARKS: City 
Credit Only Event         10KM/7KM WALK (YR1263) Jan 1 - Dec 31
Start Point: Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 North 30th St., Tacoma.
Event Info:   Trail Rate 1A.  This is a new trail that follows the Commencement Bay waterfront going to the newly developed Point Ruston area.  A very scenic walk passing parks and reataurants, on a wide sidewalk.     CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS.
Point of Contact:  Rosemarie Hirsch 253-255-9398   Email: lokimalie@comcast.net
                        
Downtown Walk YRE  
CHALLENGE:   AVA:  America's Gardens, Artistic Heritage, Grist Mills, Honoring Law Enforcement, Horray for Hollywood, Liberty Bell, Museums.
                        WA:  ART:  Art Gallery, Statues, Fountains, Murals.  LANDSCAPE:  Mtns.  TOWN:  Bakery, Firehouse, Clock Tower, Police Stations.
Credit Only Event             11KM (YRE1262) Jan 1 - Dec 31
Start Point:  Spar Coffee Bar, 2123 North 30th St., Tacoma, WA

Event Info:  Trail Rate 2A.  An exciting walk past the clock tower
of Old City Hall, a fine example of Italian Renaissance architecture; 
Union Station, Dale Chihuly's glass displays,  the Washington State
History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum and past the Univ. of Washington Tacoma campus.  Click here for more info and driving directions.
Point of Contact: Rosemarie Hirsch 253-255-9398  Email: lokimalie@comcast.net
2014
YEAR ROUND EVENTS AND SEASONALS

YRE 1996 Ft Steilacoom Park
Steilacoom YRE635
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Point Defiance Garden
cHIHULY'S GLASS DISPLAY
GIG HARBOR -HISTORIC WATERFRONT
Credit only Event 10km/5km(Y1234)
CHALLENGE: AVA -Artistic Heritage, Historic Churches, Museums. 
                     WA: -Art: Gallery, Statues, Landscape:  Mtn.  TOWN:  Firehouses
Start Point: McDonalds Restaurant -5500 Olympic Dr #G.
Rated 2.  After registering you will drive 2.4 miles to the start at Donkey Creek Park.  Walk on sidewalks past a museum, visitor's center, numerous parks with restrooms, viewing points, shops, eateries, lovely older homes, marinas, and for those with a thirst, the famous Tides Tavern.  In the summer there is an art festival, the Maritime Gig Festival and numerous events throughout the year. 
Point of Contact:  Chuck Layton, celayton@comcast.net or (253)851-851-8756
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS



NISQUALLY WILDLIFE SEASONAL- MAY 1 - SEPT 30
Credit only Event 10km/5km (YR 838)
CHALLENGE:  WA:  ALL CLUBS.  LANDSCAPE:  Mtns
Start Point:  Olympia - Nisqually Wildlife Refuge -Chevron Station, 10246 Martin Way E.  From North or South on I-5 take exit 114.  Southbound exit goes RIGHT on Martin Way E.  Northbound turns right at end of ramp and another RIGHT at Martin Way E.  Look for the Chevron Station on the right.  Ask staff for WALK BOX.
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Point of Contact:  Chuck Repik, crepik@aol.com, (253)582-7474
NISQUALLY BOARD WALK
UN OF PUGET SOUND
UNIVERSITY OF  PUGET SOUND CAMPUS
Credit Only Event 10km/11km (850) TRAIL RATED 1A
CHALLENGE:  ESVA:  ART- Fountains, Art .  LANDSCAPE:                             Mountain.  PARK; City.  TOWNS:  Clock Towers
Start Point:  YMCA Morgan Branch 1002 So Pearl St.  Walk on sidewalks and paved paths through quiet neighborhoods, a city park and the beautiful University of Puget Sound Campus.
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Point of Contacts:  M. Wick (253)853-7809 or
                             RM Neumann (253)564-1766 email:
rmneumann@hotmail.com

GIG HARBOR WATERFRONT
HONOR THE FIREMEN
CLOSED UNITL MAY 1, 2014