In its 13th year, the Art Dash is a popular way to kick off Saturday during the Festival. It’s a USTAF certified half marathon, 10k, 5k run along the beautiful (flat) Anacortes waterfront. New this year is chip timing by NW Endurance Events. Races start at 8am behind City Hall and end on the Port dock. After the run, stay and enjoy Festival music, food, art and fun experiences.