Does your R2AK obsession run deep? Join the Glitterati, our elite squad of race fans who show their devotion by ponying up for exclusive R2AK events at the Ruckus; swag, box seats for the start, and bragging rights for a whole year for knowing the race a bit more intimately than the Average Joe. We only offer this for 12 people.

Get this experience for just $250, or purchase the Larry Ellison Pass for $100,000, and get everything below PLUS you automatically win the race without entering.  It all happens at the Ruckus.

The Glitterati Pass includes:

Pre-Race Ruckus! June 7
  • Glitterati-only R2AK shirt and bling so you can stand out from the crowd; we’re talking foam fingers, stickers and a fancy shirt that will telegraph to everyone you see…”I belong”.
  • Private race boat tour with NWMC Executive Director Jake Beattie. Get inside select vessels and get insider info for when you’re laying your bets. He might even give you a shoulder rub.
  • Front row seats to the coveted Skippers Meeting. Hear the inspiring words of the Race Boss. Think about places in your life you can apply them other than in a boat heading for Alaska. That will be tricky when he gets into the SPOT Tracker stuff, but otherwise prepare to have your mind blown. Boom.
Race Day June 8
  • Reserved space for the race start on an expensive boat tied to the dock that is part of the race start line. Includes view of the start, tracker screen to see who pulls ahead once they slide out of view, breakfast snacks, coffee, mimosas, special coffee, and a know-it-all Race Guide to answer any questions you haven’t already answered yourself with your enviable, in-depth knowledge of this race.  In summary, free mimosas.
  • Opportunity to skip over to a sweet house on North Beach after the start to watch the teams as they head out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Schedule:

June 7, Pre-Race Ruckus

1300: Meet at the Cotton Building for a Socratic stroll with R2AK Lead Instigator Jake Beattie. Get the backstory on teams, boats, and the R2Ak genesis.

1315: Begin said stroll with Jake and enjoy exclusive Q&A opportunities with team members and race officials. Ask all the questions you’ve been wondering. Why do people think this is a healthy thing to do? or What do you do for your real job?  And yes, you get to travel about in an all electric open air coach.

1500: Head over to the Legion for front-row seats at the 2017 Skippers meeting. (Ear plugs are usually advised when the Race Boss is talking…he’s Alaskan) Meeting starts at 15:30.

June 8, Race to Alaska Race Start

0430–0530: Glitterati boat is open for the race start. Grab your mimosa and place our bets!

0515 – 0630: Afterparty race viewing at the North Beach house.


Northwest Maritime Center members get awesome discounts. And if you happen to be a member at the Mate level or above, R2AK gives you a great discount on your Glitterati pass.

Want all the Glitterati perks at the NWMC member rate, but not yet a member? Get your NWMC Mate membership here, and get even more perks. Already a member and ready to sign up? Contact Len for the exclusive offer.

Or just get your Glitterati pass now!