Runners and walkers brave the dark at the start of the Jamestown S’Klallam Run held Dec. 7 in Blyn. This and three other Run the Peninsula races are back in 2020. Photo by Heart and Passion Films

Runners and walkers brave the dark at the start of the Jamestown S’Klallam Run held Dec. 7 in Blyn. This and three other Run the Peninsula races are back in 2020. Photo by Heart and Passion Films

Registration for NODM, Run the Peninsula 2020 races open

Registration is open for the 18th-annual North Olympic Discovery Marathon and the second-annual Run the Peninsula series, a four-race set series across the North Olympic Peninsula.

The North Olympic Discovery Marathon, an event that features a full and half marathon and marathon relay, kids marathon and 10k and 5k races, is set for Sunday, June 7, 2020.

The 2020 Run the Peninsula series features four races held on four Saturdays along different iconic places of the Olympic Discovery Trail throughout the year: at the Port Angeles’ Elwha Bridge on Feb. 1; at Sequim’s Railroad Bridge Park on April 25; Port Townsend’s Larry Scott Trail on Oct. 17, and a night glow run through the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Campus in Blyn on Dec. 5.

Runners get off to a strong start at the Run the Peninsula series event in Sequim on April 27. Pictured, from left, are Phyllis Sund (Olympia), Patrick Smolinsky (Tacoma), Eric Yandrasits (Kent), Jean-Louis Dethier (Sequim) and Skip Cadorette (Port Townsend). Photo by Heart and Passion Films

Runners get off to a strong start at the Run the Peninsula series event in Sequim on April 27. Pictured, from left, are Phyllis Sund (Olympia), Patrick Smolinsky (Tacoma), Eric Yandrasits (Kent), Jean-Louis Dethier (Sequim) and Skip Cadorette (Port Townsend). Photo by Heart and Passion Films

Get more information and details for all events at www.runthepeninsula.com, or email to nodm@nodm.com.

Association members say the 2019 races saw 4,420 on-site participants from 39 states and four countries, and an additional 836 “virtual” (online) participants from 22 states and four countries.

Series title sponsors were First Federal and Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette, and race presenting sponsors included Olympic Medical Center, Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jefferson Health Care and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

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