Sports briefs — Aug. 10, 2022

Golf tourney to benefit center

The fourth-annual River Center Charity Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course, 1965 Woodcock Road.

This four-person scramble is $100 per person. Fee includes cart, range balls, box lunch, prizes and green fees. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and the tourney starts at 9:15 a.m.

Proceeds help support programs at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim.

Register at

For more information, call 360-683-6344

Deer Run 5K, Fun Run set

After a two-year break, Naval Magazine Indian Island will once again host the installation’s annual Deer Run 5K and one-mile Fun Run on Aug. 13.

“We are excited to welcome our family, friends and neighbors back on base for our event that Indian Island looks forward to every year,” said Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Crouse.

This event is free and open to the public. The race will have a one-mile paved course, where strollers are permitted, and a 5K course on an unpaved route where strollers are not permitted. No dogs are allowed on the installation.

Participants will be able to enter Indian Island’s main gate, across Flagler Road from Indian Island County Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. A valid form of identification, such as a driver’s license or other state or federal-issued identification with a picture, is required for entry and registration. Visitor parking will be available on base.

Day-of registration begins at 9 a.m., with race kick-off at 10 a.m.

The top three male and female participants to complete the race will receive awards and all participants will receive a free commemorative Deer Run lanyard. A limited supply of race T-shirts will be available for purchase with a credit card or exact change only, while sizes and quantities last. Indian Island command merchandise including coffee mugs, T-shirts, patches and coins will also be available for purchase with cash only.

Prohibited items on the base include drugs or drug paraphernalia including marijuana and marijuana products, alcohol, weapons such as firearms or pocket knives, coolers, backpacks, drones or cameras with telephoto zoom lenses.

For more information, contact Naval Magazine Indian Island Public Affairs Officer Julianne Stanford at 360-867-8525 or

Quilcene races open

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Oyster Half-Marathon, 10k and 5k races. The USATF-sanctioned races will be held Sept. 18. Sign up at

The Oyster Half-Marathon winds through the hills overlooking Hood Canal and Quilcene Bay. The route starts at Worthington Park and crosses the Little Quilcene river, passes several farms then heads uphill. It ascends through farms and woods in a series of moderate ascents separated by short flat and downhill sections. A gravel road takes runners through forest land to a ridge road with panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, winding back down to a nearly flat run around Quilcene Bay to the finish back at the park.

The Oyster 10k Race is a 6.17-mile course through forest and farmland while the Oyster 5k Race (formerly called the Ranger Run) is a flat jog or stroll along Quilcene Bay.

They are presented by Pacific Seafood, hosted by the Quilcene Historical Museum and raise funds for the Quilcene/Brinnon Dollars for Scholars.