Friday, Jul 24, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Cypress Island

Cypress Island

Beach Camp and Trail Run, WA July 24-26

Registration closes: Sun, Jul 19 @ 12:00 AM


Cypress Island is part of the larger San Juan archipelago. Largely off the radar, this uninhabited island is heavily forested and designated as a conservation reserve. The island boast over 20 miles of trails that lead to high vistas, remote beaches, and forgotten lakes. The perfect recipe for a weekend of island exploration.

Course Overview

Friday, Day 1: Boat Taxi to Cypress

We’ll meet at 4:00pm for a 4:45 sail from Anacortes, WA. It’s a short sail to Pelican beach where we’ll be based out of for the weekend. We’ll have appetizers, drinks, and dinners on the beach and trek up to Eagle’s Nest lookout for the sunset.

Saturday, Day 2: 5-20 Miles of Trail Running + Paddle Sports

Cypress is a mid-sized island with a network of 20+ miles of trails that loop in and around the island. We’ll organize some formal groups to explore, but runners will also be free to roam wild throughout the island.

Sunday, Day 3: Morning Run/Paddle, Boat Taxi Home

After breakfast, morning runs and/or relaxing on the beach, we’ll eat lunch and break camp before catching our boat taxi around 1pm and arrive Anacortes by 2pm.


Our Cypress basecamp will be staged out of the Pelican Beach group campground and group shelter. Aspire will provide a lively camp amenities for a remote but comfortable “glamp” style experience.


Cypress is not services by any public ferry service. Private boats are the only way to access the island. Aspire has chartered a water taxi that will transport runners and equipment between Anacortes and Cypress Island.


Early Bird Registration: $350. Ends January 15th, 2019

Regular Registration: $400. Ends March 31st, 2020

Late Registration: $450. Closes July 19th, 2020

*Payment plans are available for every trip. Email us to set one up

About Aspire

Aspire organizes single and multi-day running adventures in backcountry and wilderness terrain. We pair logistical and emergency support with delicious meals for a unique and memorable running experience. More info about our project is available at:

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