Rowing challenge set for Feb. 24

The Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association (OPRA) presents its first ever Sasquatch Showdown Erg sprint races, an indoor rowing competition open to the public set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, inside the Landing Mall in Port Angeles.

This friendly indoor competition welcomes all ages, rowers and non-rowers alike to compete on the group’s Concept 2 rowing machines.

Entry fee is $20 to sign up for 2k or 5k events. Choose from start times of 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Those who register as a team for the 5k will be able to have members’ average time tracked (as well as everyone’s individual times).

Free youth and team relays begin at 11 a.m.

Following races is a free beginner’s clinic (open to all).

OPRA Novice and Varsity teams compete in a series of erg sprint events beginning at noon.

For more information about this event and to participate in the Sasquatch Showdown, contact

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