Second 'Rain Deer Run' set at Naval Magazine Indian Island


The Navy again hosts its winter-themed community fun run, "Rain Deer Run," on Saturday, Dec. 8, on Naval Magazine Indian Island.

"Last year marked our very first Rain Deer Run and the turnout was fantastic," said Cmdr. Gary Martin, commanding officer of NAVMAG Indian Island. "Participants showed their holiday spirit by dressing up in holiday-themed clothing and we hope to see that same spirit again this year."

Beginning at 10 a.m., participants of all ages will run and walk their way on a 5K (3.1-mile) course along the southern roads of Indian Island. There also is a shorter 1.2-mile course available, ideal for young children and participants with strollers or pets.

The run is open to the public. Register at; search for "Rain Deer Run" in Port Hadlock. Department of Defense-affiliated personnel qualified for a My Fleet and Family Readiness online account can register for the run by searching for Activity Number 621400. 

That group includes active duty Navy and Coast Guard, full-time reservists, Department of Defense civilians and military retirees. Visit for more details.

Preregistration ends Dec. 6. Entry fee for participants ages 17 and older is $20 with a T-shirt or $15 without a T-shirt. 

For participants ages 16 and younger, the fee is $15 with a T-shirt and free without a T-shirt. 

Cash-only registration without a T-shirt will be available on the day of the run from 9-9:45 a.m.

Participants will be able to enter the main gate at NAVMAG Indian Island at 9 a.m. Picture identification is required for entry and cameras will not be allowed on base. Anyone registering on the day of the run should be at the main gate around 8:30 a.m. to allow additional time for the registration process.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place finishers of each men's and women's age divisions. Male and female overall winners will be honored separately.
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