Gig Harbor Kicks off the Start of Summer with Annual Street Scramble

Gig Harbor Street ScrambleThe Gig Harbor Street Scramble returns to Skansie Brothers Park (3207 Harborview Drive) in downtown Gig Harbor on Saturday on May 23 beginning at 10 a.m.

This free, family event marks the official kick-off for summer and outdoor fun in Gig Harbor. The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is the largest Street Scramble in North America and the only free Street Scramble in the greater Puget Sound region.

Although the event is free, but preregistration is encouraged. The first 200 participants who preregister receive a T-shirt. Registration will also be available at the event, but T-shirt is not guaranteed.

The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is a “treasure hunt” throughout the community, directing participants to 30 locations on a map. Here is how it works:

  • There are 30 checkpoints circled on the map. Each checkpoint has a description such as “sculpture” or “road bend.”
  • Visit the checkpoints in any order, on foot or bike. You cannot use a motorized vehicle in the event.
  • To prove you were at the checkpoint, answer a question such as, “What is the second word on the sculpture plaque?”
  • Return to the finish line before your time is up.
  • Enjoy refreshments, music, interactive booths and awards.

Gig Harbor Street ScrambleTo register, pick up a registration brochure at the Tom Taylor Family YMCA, the Visitor Information Center at the Historic Skansie House at Skansie Brothers Park, the Gig Harbor Visitor Information Center at the Chamber of Commerce located at 3125 Judson Street or go online to

To learn more about what a Street Scramble, go to

The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is sponsored by MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, Olympic Property Group, Columbia Bank and the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. The Gig Harbor Street Scramble is presented by the Tom Taylor Family YMCA and the City of Gig Harbor.

For more information contact Megan Allen, Tom Taylor YMCA at (253) 534-7850.

For information about lodging for Street Scramble weekend visit