The Port Angeles Marathon Association in late January announced a long lineup of events in 2024, including the 22nd-annual North Olympic Discovery Marathon and a new event in the sixth-annual Run the Peninsula series.
The 2024 offerings kick off with the Elwha Bridge Run 5k/10k on Feb. 3, followed by the Railroad Bridge Run 5k/10k in Sequim on April 27.
The highlight of the association’s calendar is the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, with 5k, 10k, half-marathon, full marathon, marathon relay and kids marathon events set for June 1-2.
New to this year’s lineup is the Spruce Railroad Run 5k/10k, an event that takes participants on a journey entirely within the Olympic National Park along Lake Crescent on Oct. 19. (The event replaces the Larry Scott Trail race in Port Townsend, held in previous Run the Peninsula series lineups.)
Cap off the year with the Jamestown Glow Run 5k/10k on Dec. 7 in Blyn.
Proceeds from these events contribute to more than a dozen nonprofit and youth organizations on the Olympic Peninsula. In 2023, the organization donated more than $32,000 to more than 20 different organizations, with the Peninsula Trails Coalition receiving the largest contribution,noted association executive director Victoria Jones.
“This funding plays a crucial role in the growth and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a vital resource for our community,” Jones said in a press release.
“We invite walkers, runners, supporters, and community members to join us in making the 2024 events a tremendous success. Your participation not only promotes a healthy lifestyle but also contributes to the betterment of our community.”
For more information, registration details and event updates, visit runthepeninsula.com.