The Foothills Rails-to-Trails Coalition and the Rainier to Ruston Race Committee invite you to
participate at the Ruston finish of the 2013 R2R Relay and Ultra. Held
annually on National Trails Day, this one-day event promotes public trails
for walking, running and biking. Last year, more than 1200 participants raced from Rainier National Park to Marine
Park on Ruston Way. The Ruston finish line attracts passers-by as well as friends and families
of the racers. We invite you to help us make the finish of this event a fun and lively affair.
We are accepting applications between now and April 15 for vendors of food, arts and crafts,
services, entertainment and merchandise. The successful applicants will include a lucid
description of their services, using photos, written descriptions and imagination to tell
us why their product should be part of this great event. You should include evidence of
all necessary taxes, licenses and other fees, such as food preparation, food handling and
B&O. On being accepted, you will have three weeks to submit the $100 booth fee. We
will notify you of your acceptance by April 30. Please email your application to herb munson.
Race sponsors are automatically eligible and pay no fee.
The finish area for this exciting race is at Marine Park, owned and operated by Pierce County
Metro Parks. Marine Park is located in the 3900 block of Ruston Way just south of the
Lobster Shop. Approximately 10ft x 10ft vendor sites will be adjacent to the circular
walkway, arranged so as to focus on the finish of the race in the center of the circle. Tents are advised for both rain and sun.
Vendors must be self-sufficient. Electric power, water and waste disposal
are not available in the park. Metro Parks prohibits the use of stakes; any penalties
assessed us will be passed on to the offender. Parking is very limited, and sites are well away from the nearest parking lot. You may
set up any time on Saturday, June 1, 2013. You must be prepared to schlep your gear from vehicle
to site, and we expect you to clean your site before leaving Saturday evening. Runners
begin arriving around 1 pm, peaking around 4 pm, but if weather cooperates there will be non-participants
much earlier than that. Most runners finish by 6pm.
Neither R2R nor the Rails-to-Trails Coalition, nor their members and volunteers, are
liable for any damage to vendors participating, or desiring to participate, in this event.
Weather is not guaranteed, sales are not guaranteed, turnout is not guaranteed, though we all
hope for the best in every category.
John Selby, Race Founder
We're actively recruiting sponsors for the 2013 Rainier-to-Ruston Relay. Want to know more?
Vendors looking for a great venue to exhibit their info. Want to know more?
Online Registration is available