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Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time:  10:00am

Location:  Union, Washington

Distances:  5.5K Run/Walk

Course Map:  Click here for a PRINTABLE COURSE MAP

The Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk celebrates the return of spring in Union, WA. “The Traveler,” a rock formation on the face of Mt. Washington is visible only for a few months every year and only from the Union view of the mountain over Earth Day weekend. The race will be held at Alderbrook Golf Club’s outdoor space – The Pointe. This site offers a spectacular high bank view of this apparition and a wonderful 2-acre event space to promote Hood Canal business/organizations, food, art and Pacific Northwest recreation.
Packet Pick-Up will be available on Friday April 20, 2018 between 5pm - 7pm at the Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club restaurant - E 330 Country Club Dr E, Union, WA. 98592. Beat the rush, grab race details and a bite and beverage while socializing with other participants. If you are unable to attend the early packet pick-up, packet pick-up will be available on race day Saturday, April 21 between 8:30am - 9:30am. With event entry all registered participants will receive race bib, timing chip and swag bag with goodies from our event sponsors and a local craft beer at the finish line for participants. Along with registration, 5% of event fees will be donated. This year we will be contributing 5% of our registration proceeds to Great Bend Music. This local registered 501c(3) is both an institute for applied research in community music and a performing arts organization located in Union, WA. – to learn more visit Event t-shirts will be available for registered participants for an additional $15 and all proceeds will go to K-Dog Clothing and Kirk & Friends to do local philanthropic work in the Hood Canal community. To learn more about these organizations visit and
What is it like to #BeTheTraveler on The Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk? You embrace the very best in local art, food, recreation, events and the undeniable beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This 3.4-mile route offers something for travelers from all walk of life. The race will be professionally timed by Eclectic Edge Racing – the competitive runners will set up first at the starting line, with team and walker participants following right behind. Eclectic Edge Racing will provide online results and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for all designated age brackets and Hood Canal Events will be providing prizes for top finishers, best individual/team and craziest costume themes.
The course meanders through the privately owned roads of the Alderbook Golf Club community (see route map). Participants will enjoy a gentle, well-marked 3.4 mile terrain with a few rolling hills. We will begin the event activities at 9am with a light cardiovascular warm-up and line up for a race start time of 10am. As you run or walk the course, receive support from the cheers of area residents and 2 hosted water/aid stations to ensure participant hydration and safety. After crossing the finishing line, catch a breathtaking view of the Traveler, listen to music, enjoy locally prepared food and beverage, art, massage tables and the awards ceremony.
Need accommodations? There are many local places to stay on Hood Canal but we recommend looking into St. Andrews House, Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Waterfront at Potlatch and Glen Ayr Resort.

Please reach out to us if you need assistance at ​For additional questions, please call 360-710-7452.

Entry Fees: $29 per person through March 15, 2018, then $39 per person from March 16 through race day.  Shirts can be purchased for an additional $12. EARLY REGISTRATION STRONGLY ENCOURAGED – day of registration will be limited between the hours of 8:30am and 9:30am on 4/21/18!

Shirts: K-Dog Clothing t-shirts will be available – Participants who want an event t-shirt can purchase online or at the event for an additional $15. All proceeds will go to K-Dog Clothing and Kirk and Friends for philanthropic work on Hood Canal. 

​Click below for online registration.

2018 Traveler 5.5K Run/walk

​A production of Hood Canal Events