Beach to Bluff Challenge and Sandcastle Building Contest

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street

Sandcastle Contest Winners

With a little imagination and a lot of sand, Richmond Beach transformed into a series of sandcastles and sculptures. Judges voted for the top entries in the "Adult/Family" and "Kids 12 & Under" categories. Spectators found participants using sand, water and any other natural materials found at the beach to construct their castles and sculptures. Participants and spectators also enjoyed a beach BBQ and live steel drum music.

Adult/Family Team Winners:

  • 1st - Team Cohen/Chavez - Taco Sandcastle
  • 2nd - Team Holiday - Castle with Trees
  • 3rd - Team She-Shells & Aaron - Kraken Sand Sculpture

Children Team Winners:

  • 1st - Team Davidson - 4-top Castle
  • 2nd - Team Ella & Pete - Castle w/Moat
  • 3rd - Team Pusheen - Cat w/Castle

People's Choice Winner:

  • Team McRainbows - Pokemon Pikachu

Beach to Bluff Challenge

After a week of 90+ degree heat, the Richmond Beach Community Association held its annual Beach To Bluff Run/Challenge on a blustery and foggy 60 degree Sunday morning. The contestants battled it out through everything including carrying a bucket full of water over 400 meters, a beach crawl through driftwood, maneuvering through a "spider web," a balance walk, rapelling down a hill, running up the notorious Richmond Beach Saltwater Park stairs and finishing with a surprise slip 'n slide down the beach to the finish line!

Top finisher Harvey Doty finished with a time of 27:31; second place finisher Duncan Hendrickson finished with a time of 30:11. Top female finisher Rebecca Wagner finished with a time of 31:30; second place female finisher Lisa Drake finished with a time of 31:47.

Thank you, sponsors!

  • Flying Dragon Chinese
  • Beach House Gifts
  • Spin Alley Bowling
  • Richmond Beach QFC
  • D'z Barbershop
  • Streetzeria
  • Hills Restaurant
  • Grace Nail & Spa
  • Richmond Beach Coffee
  • Get Strong First Gym

Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline

For More Information:
Contact Stevi Boskovich at sandcastle@RichmondBeachWA.org

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2015

Beach to Bluff Run slideshow
August 16, 2015

Visit our page for the annual Beach to Bluff Run

Photos by Bob Pfeiffer:

Photo Slideshow from the 2015 Beach to Bluff Run

Sandcastle Contest slideshow
August 16, 2015

Visit our page for the annual Sandcastle Contest

Photos by Bob Pfeiffer:

Photo Slideshow from the 2015 Sandcastle Contest

2014

Read about the 2014 Beach To Bluff Fun Run and Sandcastle Building Contest online (PDF) on page 3 of the September 2014 issue of the Richmond Beach Community News.

Photos by Bob Pfeiffer, Christine Mason, Joe Reuter:

Photo Slideshow from the 2014 Beach To Bluff Fun Run and Sandcastle Building Contest

2013

Read about the 2013 Sandcastle Building Contest online (PDF) on page 7 of the September 2013 issue of the Richmond Beach Community News.

Photos by Jack Malek, Bob Pfeiffer:

Photo Slideshow from the 2013 Sandcastle Building Contest

2012

Read about the 2012 Sandcastle Building Contest online (PDF) on page 5 of the September 2012 issue of the Richmond Beach Community News.

Photos by Bob Pfeiffer, Bob Allen:

Photo Slideshow from the 2012 Sandcastle Building Contest

Historical Photo of Richmond Beach, Washingtonclick photo to enlarge

Before the Richmond Beach Saltwater park, there was Compton's Sand and Gravel operation (aka Richmond Beach Sand and Gravel, aka "the Sand Bunkers"). Here, a detailed circa 1910 photo of the structure reveals is complexity.

From the Shoreline Historical Museum collection, property of the Museum, captions courtesy of Vicki Stiles

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