The Dog Island Run gives you a choice of 10K Run or Two Mile Walk and is located on Guemes Island approximately 80 miles north of Seattle.
Paid registration includes your choice of a variety of embroidered caps while supplies last.
Take a short ferry ride to Guemes Island and we provide a free shuttle bus to the Run site.
All proceeds from our event go to benefit our volunteer operated Guemes Island Library.
The 10K Course is USATF certified. The course is quite scenic with views of forests, beaches, and the San Juan Islands. Hills keep the run challenging.
The Two Mile Walk Event is also available for individuals and family members who want to get in on the fun of the event at a less strenuous pace.
Closed Course: No dogs are allowed on the run or walk routes. Strollers are allowed.
Click for Course Map
Awards will be given to the top male and top female 10K finishers. Award ribbons will be given to the top three in each age division (male and female). Prizes from Guemes Island and Anacortes merchants will be distributed based on a random drawing of bib numbers (must be present to win).
Water Stations and Porta Potties are located at different points on the 10K and Two Mile Courses as well as at the Park.
If you have any questions, send an email to Carol Pellett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Guemes Island Ferry
From I-5 at Mt. Vernon, take Highway 20 to Anacortes. Highway 20 enters Anacortes on Commercial Avenue heading North. In Anacortes, go North on Commercial Avenue and turn left on 6th Street (heading West). The Guemes Island Ferry terminal is at the intersction of 6th Street and I Avenue. Park in the ferry parking lot or the surrounding neighborhood. Board the ferry as a walk-on passenger (tickets are sold when boarding) for the 8-minute ride across the channel.
Free Shuttle Bus: On Guemes Island, a free bus will shuttle you to the starting point of the race at Schoolhouse Park approximately 2 miles from the ferry dock. The free shuttle bus also returns participants and families back to the ferry dock at the end of the event. If you prefer, you can take your bicycle on the ferry and ride to the Park.
Catch the 9:15 or 9:45 or 10:15 ferry sailing from Anacortes as walk-on passengers.
Do not bring your car across. There is no parking at the race site.
Do bring your family for a picnic at the park.
Do not confuse the Guemes Island Ferry with the Washington State Ferry which serves the San Juan Islands from another location west of Anacortes.
Pre-registration thru June 1:
10K Run.......... $25.00
2 Mile Walk .......... $15.00
Registration is free for 14 year olds and younger
Paid registration includes a variety of embroidered caps, while supplies last.
Pre-register by Mail
Click on the "Register" button.
Create an Account and Log In.
Fill out the registration form and print both pages of the form.
Sign under the liability waver.
Write a check payable to Guemes Island Library.
Mail completed registration form and check to :
Guemes Island Library
5293 Guemes Island Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 1
Day of Race (Please come early if you have not pre-registered)
Our service desk is located at the Schoolhouse Park at the Run site.
Pre-registered participants pick up bib number and cap from 8:30 - 10:40 AM
On-site registration will be available from 8:30 - 10:40 AM
10K Run .......... $30.00
2 Mile Walk......... $15.00
Cash, Checks or credit card payment on day of race.
Registration is free for 14 year olds and younger
10K Run (6.2 miles) starts at 10:45 AM
Two Mile Walk (3.2K) starts at 10:55 AM
The race will NOT be chip timed.
Refreshments available at end of Run/Walk. Live music and food truck.
Prizes from random drawing based on bib numbers will be distributed immediately after completion of the Run.
Must be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the Guemes Island Library. Your participation in the Dog Island Run and tax-deductible contributions are greatly appreciated. The Guemes Island Library is located adjacent to the Community Center on Guemes Island Road.
Sponsored by Skagit Runners and Road Runners Club of America.
The Guemes Island Library would like to thank these individuals and businesses for their generous contributions to the 2017 Dog Island Run.
Ace Hardware Adrift Restaurant Adventures NW Magazine
Anacortes Automotive Island Hospital Walk-in Clinic Majestic Inn & Spa
Bamboola Soap Crystal Mountain Pure Water Dad's Diner
Fidalgo Care Center Guemes Ferry Crew Guemes Fire Department
Guemes Sunrise Coffee North Star Embroidery Skagit Valley Co op
NCIS Computer Services Nike Factory Store Octopia
Papa Murphy's Pizza Pelican Bay Books Puget Sound Energy
Red Snapper Road ID Rosario Assisted Living
Sebo's Hardware Skagit Cycle Center Skagit State Bank
Bob and Connie Snell Starbucks Strawberry Bay Coffee
Walgreens Washington Federal Bank Watermark Book Co.
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