Super views on each loop of Puget Sound, gardens and neighborhoods. Which loop is your favorite? The Tacoma 5k with its historic homes or the Ruston 7k with Pt Ruston, Pt Defiance gardens and pond.

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Tacoma vs Ruston: Battle of Charm - n - views.

Traditional Walk

SN: 124007 - 2023

when is the event

Previous event - 44 DAYS AGO

Starting Sat, Apr 15th, 2023 for 1 day

Start table open: 9am to Noon, Finish by 3pm

where is the event

Tacoma, Washington

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

VFW Narrows Bridge Post on Baltimore St., Tacoma

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs


Town Halls / City Halls

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Pierce County


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Event comments

Enjoy views of Commencement Bay and Puget Sound while walking through either the charming Pt. Ruston community, Dune Park, Pt. Defiance Park gardens and beautiful neighborhoods of Ruston or see lots of historic homes and areas as well as gardens in nearby Tacoma with places of reference to note. Two loops--7K and 5K--can be done individually or combined for a "charm-n-view" packed experience.

conditions for the event

Rating: 2B, Distance: 5(1A), 7, 12km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

The 5k loop is rated 1A through neighborhoods to the south of the VFW Hall. The 7K loop is rated 2B and travels downhill to the north and gradually works it way back up. Dogs on leash with cleanup. Both loops start at the VFW Hall. Restrooms on 7K loop only.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

4741 N. Baltimore St. I-5N: Exit #132 (SR16W/Gig Harbor/Bremerton). Stay Left in exit and merge onto SR16W. Take Exit 3 (6th Ave to SR163N/Ruston) Continue onto Bantz Blvd. Right on N Pearl St. Right on N 46th St. Left on N Baltimore to VFW. On-Street parking. I-5SB: Exit #132 (SR 16W Gig Harbor/Bremerton) Stay right to take Exit #132B. Continue as above.

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VFW Narrows Bridge Post on Baltimore St., Tacoma

event sponsor

Evergreen Wanderers (AVA-0115)

point of contact

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