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R2AK Tailgate Party 2020

What! Race to Alaska Tailgate Party
When! Saturday, January 25 at 4 pm until the free food and beer run out
Where! 901 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA

And here it is again…

The Seattle Boat Show: our towering monolith of annual plastic baubles for sale amid trade show banners and pressed palms. And we are pressing palms once again beneath its great shadow.

That’s right. The Race to Alaska is tailgating the boat show for the third year.

It’s free and a party. Two of the three best things that happen on land.

We’ll have (mostly) legal games of chance, music, food, stories and people, yes people. We’d love you to be one of those people. The bigger the crowd the bigger the thank you. the louder the music, the harder it will be for all of us to be arrested and if you don’t come we’ll end up feeding 200 lbs of questionable hot dogs to our dog, Jonas.

We’re occupying the boat show, in the best way, and we think you should too.

4 PM on Saturday, January 25. We’ll be firing up the grill so eat our meat or bring your own, drink whatever it is that we have in the red cups or bring something that won’t come back up. Just show up with your game face and your running shoes.

Questions? Search your soul and then contact us after Hare Krishna strikes out. It’ll be a parking lot right next to Centurylink field.

We’re taking it back! Taking back what you ask? Come find out.


Jan 25 2020


4:00 pm - 10:00 pm




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