35 miles a day is easy, right? Then do it and take the prize.

The 2023 race application is open

Application deadline: April 15, tax day baby
Registration deadline (you have to get accepted first. I know, hard to believe…): April 30, 2023

To Qualify

There are truly no qualifications that are absolutely required to participate in this race—while the dangers are real, people have been traveling this stretch of water successfully on watercraft of all kinds since before written history. Alternately, just because it’s been done doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea. Successful race applicants will have proficiency in the following set of skills:

– navigation
– first aid
– able to row/paddle/pedal for long periods of time
– radio use
– collision awareness and avoidance
– trip planning and voyage logistics
– necessary repair skills for chosen vessel

Similarly, participant vessels will be considered along with crew qualifications. Factors include:

– design and construction
– inherent buoyancy
– stability
– safety equipment

And you’re gonna need to be healthy.

At the end of this page is where your commitment grows from aspirations over coffee to putting money behind that mouth. You’ll be paying $50 to apply, and that is not refundable. This means you are being vetted, because not every joker who thinks they can race, can really race.

After you’re accepted (hooray!)

Give us a couple of weeks for the vetting—you will be directed to a long and irritating registration form. There are lots of people looking for information, not just us. Search and Rescue agencies are interested too, just to give you an idea. (It’s probably a triple-shot form, whiskey or coffee, take your choice.)


50 bucks to apply
If you are accepted:

100 bucks to register
+50 bucks per person
+50 bucks to rent our tracker
+100 bucks into the pot for the first finishers. Yes, there are classes.

And you’ll have to pony up a refundable $200 deposit for the SPOT tracker. You’ll get that back unless you get cheeky with the tracker and submarine it.

The Slacker Tax.

My friends, we spend so much time waiting. We know being accepted is like being in the race, but it’s not. Registering is when you are in and when we do all the work to prepare for you.

Other races offer an Early Bird Special—like the first 50 register get a fancy keychain—but let’s get real; no one wants that damn keychain. And it’s not early registration we want; we just don’t want late registration. Late registration is hell for us who work here. T-shirts, updated safety info, change logs with officials, stats, race numbers, beer to pour, updates to websites…and we just want to change the batteries in the loudspeaker and fuel up the safety boat and race.

So, we don’t have an Early Bird Special; we do have a Slacker Tax. It means the later you wait the more we are going to charge you.

If you wait til after January 15th to register, it’ll cost 50 bucks more.
After April 15th, an additional $50.

Simply put, please register right after you are accepted!


Cancellations must be received in writing (email ok) 60 days prior to the event. We’ll keep 30% to teach you a lesson.
Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to event will not be refunded.
If we cancel, 100% of fees can be refunded.

View the full refund & cancellation policy here.

And so you know, we’re pumped for this. It’s a hot minute before this race starts, but we’ll all be on the water soon, and it’s gonna be a hell of a time.

Ready to Apply?

Hey! Once you apply, look out for a confirmation email. No email means your application didn’t submit and you should try again. Questions? Contact Verity at or 360.385.3628 x1

Racer/Team Captain(Required)
It doesn't need to be an ego thing. We really just need a point of contact for the team.
Address must match credit card billing address(Required)
This is the email address that ALL race correspondence will go to. If you don't check this email address, you might miss important updates.
This is like naming your baby. You can't change it on down the line. Cause that would mean a whole lot of paperwork with the social security administration as well as getting that tattoo removed that you thought you would have forever. Your team name is how we track you through a minefield of paperwork, and if you go asking to change it, we are going to come up with a really creative way to say no.

**Go ahead and leave out the word "Team." Can you imagine all the spreadsheets that we try to keep alphabetical?
Have you raced SEVENTY48 before?
Please enter a number from 1 to 50.
You know like: weight, endurance levels, fitness, flexibility, ability to lift cars off of unfortunate neighbors, stuff like that. Something that gives us the general idea of what kind of shape you're in.
Braggin' time. This is the information that we vet your application on, so we want you to tell us about your relevant skills. Get specific about your on-the-water experiences, skill set, level of knowledge with applicable maritime regulations [yes, we care about that]. Have some some anecdotes about when things went sideways and how you got yourself out of a jam? We definitely want to know about your experience with night navigation, vessel illumination and sound signals (READ: Coast Guard Regulations). Tell us about your adventures and any certifications you might have - we don't care how well you know Microsoft Office. Resume for each team member, please.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: doc, docx, txt, pdf, rtf, Max. file size: 64 MB.
    This photo is used to help the Coast Guard identify your craft, so not the time for selfies! Give us the best angle that will show us your *whole* boat and its characteristics.
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, Max. file size: 64 MB.
      Designer, Model, History, Length, etc. Anything that you think is relevant or cool.
      Boat Type(Required)

      Why do you think we should let you race?