More than 300 runners and walkers braved the chilly temperatures for the 2022 Elwha Bridge 5k/10k Run Walk, the first of the five-part Run the Peninsula Series.
Sean Southard of Sequim took first place overall in the 5k, finishing in 21 minutes, 17 seconds, while Port Angeles’ Langdon won the 10k, clocking in at 36 minutes, 36 seconds.
Savanna Steffen of Silverdale takes first place in the women’s 10k in 42:52, placing sixth overall.
A tight race for the women’s 5k title came down to a photo finish of sorts: 13-year-old Leia Larson of Port Angeles (21:57) beat Shannon Newman of Maple Valley to the finish line.
See full results at raceday.enmotive.com/#/events/2022-run-the-peninsula-1-elwha-bridge/results.
See photos from the rave at raceday.enmotive.com/#/events/2022-run-the-peninsula-1-elwha-bridge/gallery.
A total of 315 participants ran in the race along the Olympic Discovery Trail west of Port Angeles, with an additional 678 virtual racers registered to date. The virtual race is still open for registration.
Participants ran and walked east on the Olympic Discovery Trail starting at the Elwha Bridge before turning around at the 5k and 10k turn-around.
Event title sponsors were the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News, with presenting sponsors Olympic Medical Center and Elwha Klallam Tribe. This event is put on by the Port Angeles Marathon Association, the same group that manages the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in June in Port Angeles.
The next race in the series is the Railroad Bridge Park run, a 5k and 10k set for Saturday, April 23. Other races include the 20th North Olympic Discovery Marathon races (June 4-5), Larry Scott Trail Run in Port Townsend (Oct. 15) and Jamestown S’Klallam Glow Run in Blyn (Dec. 3).
Registration details for all events can be found at runthe peninsula.com. People can email email@example.com for more information.