2011 Alki to Duwamish River Festival Walk-Bike-Paddle
Walkers, Riders, and Paddlers unite for this very special recreational event leading up to the 6th Annual Duwamish River Festival, which will be going on from 12-6pm. The festival is FREE and will include live music, free lunch, kids activities, interactive booths,kayak and boat rides and more! Arrive in Seattle style and walk, bike, or paddle to the annual festival. Walk/bike/paddle participants receive an event shirt, a refillable water bottle, and a map at the start. Buttons will also be given at the Walk/Bike/Paddle finish line.
WALK: 6-mile walk from Alki to the Duwamish River Festival in South Park. The route will take you from Seacrest Park along the paved and marked Duwamish River Trail through the industrial areas, parks, and neighborhoods of the Duwamish River. This walk is perfect for families, recreational walkers, bird watchers, history buffs and more! Guides with information about the area will be stationed at rest stops along the way, and will have water, snacks and First Aid. The walk event will end at the 6th Annual Duwamish River Festival.
A 3-mile option is available from Seacrest Park to Herring House Park (4600 West Marginal Way SW) and a van shuttle will take participants the rest of the way to the Festival site. Limited shuttle service will also be available for those wishing to leave a vehicle at the finish line.
BIKE: includes a long (22 mile loop with a hill) and a short (variable mile promenade along the walking trail). Ride starts at 9am at the Duwamish Waterway Park. Riders should bring a snack and hydration. Water-fill stations and snacks will be provided along the the short trail, and the final 6 miles of the long ride.
PADDLE: Alki Kayaks will be leading a 6 mile kayak tour from Seacrest Park to Duwamish Waterway Park. The tour begins at 9am. Participants can either provide their own kayak or, RSVP to Alki Kayak Tours (for an additional discounted rental fee). Venture from the shores of Alki with beautiful views of Downtown Seattle and then up the Duwamish River, to learn about the river's history, industry, culture, and wildlife. Kayaks will arrive at the festival in time for the kickoff of the festival.
All Registrants will be given information about transportation options to and from the event.
Duwamish Waterway Park
7900 10th Avenue South
SEATTLE, WA 98144
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|