Runners cross the starting line during the Elwha Bridge 5K/10K Run, the first race in the second annual Run the Peninsula series, on Feb. 1. Women’s 10K winner Lauren Larson of Port Angeles is at far left, while male 5K winner Colby Ellefson of Sequim and male 10K winner John Mauro of Port Townsend are at right. EnMotive Photography

Runners cross the starting line during the Elwha Bridge 5K/10K Run, the first race in the second annual Run the Peninsula series, on Feb. 1. Women’s 10K winner Lauren Larson of Port Angeles is at far left, while male 5K winner Colby Ellefson of Sequim and male 10K winner John Mauro of Port Townsend are at right. EnMotive Photography

RUNNING: Elwha Bridge 5k, 10k runs a success

635 participants for first race in Run the Peninsula series

A pair of local youths took top honors at the The Elwha Bridge Run on Feb. 1.

Port Angeles High School junior long-distance runner Lauren Larson cruised to win in the women’s 10-kilometer race, winning with a time of 38 minutes, 4 seconds.

Larson has recorded three top-10 finishes at the Class 2A State Cross Country Championships in her high school career, finishing fifth last November.

Port Townsend runner John Mauro turned in the fastest overall time to win the men’s 10K race in 36:09, an average of 5:50 per mile.

Sequim Middle School eighth-grader Colby Ellefson turned in the top time in the men’s 5K in 18:46. Silverdale’s Paetyn Price claimed the women’s 5K with a time of 21:58.

A total of 635 participants took part in the race held along the Olympic Discovery Trail just west of Port Angeles, race director Victoria Jones said.

The Elwha Bridge Run, sponsored by the Sequim Gazette and Peninsula Daily News and presented by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, is part of a five-race series put together by the Port Angeles Marathon Association, which also manages the North Olympic Discovery Marathon.

Runners traveled from all over the Pacific Northwest for this event.

The second of five races in the Run the Peninsula series is the Railroad Bridge 5k/10k in Sequim on April 25.

Other races in the series include the North Olympic Discovery Marathon from Blyn to Port Angeles on June 7, the Larry Scott Trail Run with half-marathon, 5K and 10K courses in Port Townsend on Oct. 17 and the Jamestown S’Klallam 5K/10K on Dec. 5 in Blyn.

For more information, visit www.runthepeninsula.com.

For full race results visit, tinyurl.com/PDN-RTPEB20.

For race photos, visit tinyurl.com/PDN-RTPEBphotos.

Top 10 results

• Run the Peninsula’s The Elwha Bridge Run 5k/10k, Saturday, Feb. 1

Men’s 10K — 1. John Mauro, 36:09; 2. Naaman McGuffey, 38:03; 3. Langdon Larson, 40:33; 4. Thomas Hollenberg, 43:01; 5. Joey Gamino, 43:16; 6. Brodey Ristine, 43:58; 7. Matthew Kanz, 44:33; 8. Darryl Wolfe, 44:35; 9. Johnathon Huffman, 45:26; Jesse Tsai, 46:11

Women’s 10K — 1. Lauren Larson, 38:04; 2. Josie Paznokas, 46.31; 3. Amanda Jones, 48.20; 4. Audrey Haydu, 49.19; 5. Tonya Woodward, 49.33; 6. Erika Charpilloz, 49.35; 7. Katherine Braun, 49.38; 8. Amanda O’Connor-Chartrand, 49:42; 9. Bre Stoda, 52.27; 10. Josie Monson, 53:11

Men’s 5K — 1. Colby Ellefson, 18:46; 2. Chase Claymore, 19:54; 3. Chris Baldus, 19:58; 4. Luke Atchley, 21:20; 5. Sawyer Atwill, 21:49; 6. Keith Lerew, 21:54; 7. Joel Sanchez, 21:55; 8. Clayton Ernst, 22:24; 9. Bryce DeLeon, 22:46; 10. Timothy Atwill, 22:53

Women’s 5K — 1. Paetyn Price, 21:58; 2. Siri Kushner, 22:52; 3. Leia Larson, 23:02; 4. Brooke Buchanan, 23:10; 5. Lucy Wait, 23:31; 6. Peggy Zeeb, 24:16; 7. Emily Ellefson, 24:51; 8. Hannah Wagner, 24:51; 9. Adrienne Christian, 25:08; 10. Kim Kummer, 25:11.

Runners cross the starting line during the Elwha Bridge 5K/10K Run, the first race in the second annual Run the Peninsula series, on Feb. 1. Women’s 10K winner Lauren Larson of Port Angeles is at far left, while male 5K winner Colby Ellefson of Sequim and male 10K winner John Mauro of Port Townsend are at right. EnMotive Photography

Runners cross the starting line during the Elwha Bridge 5K/10K Run, the first race in the second annual Run the Peninsula series, on Feb. 1. Women’s 10K winner Lauren Larson of Port Angeles is at far left, while male 5K winner Colby Ellefson of Sequim and male 10K winner John Mauro of Port Townsend are at right. EnMotive Photography

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