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Elk Crossing Race Details

Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit – Course Details Page

Sunday Jan 16th 10am – Elk Crossing Benevolent Benefit Races are a 8.3 mile Long Course and 3.4 mile Short Course on Seattle’s inner waterways to benefit the Ballard Elks Lodge Operating Fund. The Elks is a charitable organization benefiting many in our community.

Two Courses: Short is 3.4 miles.  Long is 8.2 miles. (No course changing on race day)

** Main Race Page 

Directions to Start at the 14th Street Boat Ramp in Seattle. **Free Parking on Sunday. 

RATES:

Short Course: 1p 45 / 2 person craft 55 / 4 person craft 99 / 6 person craft 145

Long Course: 1p 60 / 2 person craft 70 / 4 person craft 125 / 6 person craft 165

Early Bird Specials – *Long Course Only:

20% off until Jan 5, 2021 at 12:01 AM
15% off until Jan 12, 2022 at 12:01 AM

Salmon Bay Paddle Alumni and our SBP race regulars get 20% off (Long Course Only). 

 
 

Short Course – 3.4 miles – (Scroll Down for Long Course Details/Map)

The 3.4 mile Short Course starts near the 14th Street Boat Ramp in Ballard.

  • Cross the channel and take a left at the eastern or left set of wooden pilings (See photo).
  • Follow the Ship Canal staying along the right side of the channel to the Fremont Bridge.  Please stay out of the middle channel and stay Right of any boats.
  • Just past the Fremont bridge, look for our safety paddler under the right side of the Aurora Bridge (Highway 99).
  • Take a left or CC turn around the safety paddler. Check your have a clear passage across from boats.
  • Cross the channel *Letting boats pass first!
  • Then trace your path on the right side of the Ship Canal back to Ballard.
  • Finish under the Right (North) side of the Ballard Bridge (not main channel)

Long Course – 8.2 miles

Long Course race starts and finishes near the 14th Street Boat Ramp in Ballard.

  • Cross the channel and take a left at the eastern or left set of wooden pilings (See 1st turn photo).
  • Follow the Ship Canal staying along the right (South) side of the channel to the Fremont Bridge. Please stay out of the middle if boats and rowers are present.
  • Just past the Aurora Bridge (Highway 99) follow the boating channel across the north end of Lake Union staying Right of the port (green buoy) off Gas Works Park.
  • Aim for the Interstate 5 bridge staying on the right side of the lake and boat channel. Under the I-5 bridge, stay right of the red starboard buoy under the bridge.
  • Aim for the Right side of the University Bridge (Not main channel) by the moored boats and house boats.
  • Once in Portage Bay, stay right along the shore heading south to the 520 Bridge. Look for our Safety Paddler by a Bridge Column and turn around that Column.
  • Trace your way back to Ballard staying on the Right (North) side of the waterway.  Watch for boats giving right-of-way in crossings and in channels.
  • Finish under the right (North) side of the Ballard Bridge (not main channel).

First Left (CC) turn South side of channel.  Then head east.

 


 

QUESTIONS / CONTACT: Rob Casey – Email 

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