Sequim’s Haesloop wins women’s GOAT run
Nearly 240 runners from Washington state and states beyond ran through the woods and the hills west of Port Angeles this weekend in the annual Great Olympic Adventure Trail run.
The GOAT run, put on by Peninsula Adventure Sports, was a 50K race on Sept. 11 that began at Lake Crescent, climbed into the mountains as high as 1,620 feet (with 3,800 feet of total climbing over several mountain ridges) then ended east of Snug Harbor. Runners came from as far away as Georgia, Boston and Buffalo, N.Y.
Winning this 30.8-mile event among the women was Olivia Haesloop of Sequim. She took first place in a time of 4 hours, 49 minutes, 2.16 seconds. She was the only local winner, though several other Olympic Peninsula runners finished in the top five in age categories.
The next race in the Peninsula Adventure Sports series is the Big Hurt, a mountain bike/kayaking/road cycling/running mega-race held in and around Port Angeles on Sept. 25.
Coast for Kids tourney raises $5K for children
The Coats For Kids fundraiser golf tournament Sept. 11 at Skyridge Golf Course raised more than $5,000 for local children. This money will be distributed to all schools in Clallam County, Coast For Kids representatives said.
Organization members will be at the Applestock event at Williams Manor Oct. 1-3, raffling off items as a fundraiser.
Starting Oct. 15 and running through Nov. 15, Cost For Kids will be hosting its annual coat, shoe and sock drive. The group is accepting new items only; check facebook.com/CoatsForKidsNW for drop off locations.
Golf tourney helps fund Arts & Events Hall
More than $10,000 was secured toward construction of Port Angeles’ Field Arts & Events Hall as the facility hosted its second annual Swinging FORE the Arts charity golf tournament on Sept. 11.
A field of 70 golfers and 20 volunteers met on the fairways and greens of The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim for 18 holes of golf and games with all proceeds funding the completion of Field Arts & Events Hall.
When completed, Field Arts & Events Hall will include a new 500-seat performing arts auditorium, 300-seat meeting space, an art gallery and coffee shop.
Veterans Cup slated
The Inaugural Veterans Cup golf tournament will support Pennies for Quarters, a nonprofit aimed at providing a community of tiny homes for homeless veterans.
Set for Oct. 23 at The Cedars at Dungeness, 1965 Woodcock Road, the event will include an 18-hole tournament, closest to the pin and long drive contests, on-course fun and games and live music by Black Diamond Junction.
Day-of-registration opens at 8 a.m. with the tournament starting at 9 a.m.
To register, call the Cedars pro shop at 360-683-6344.
A wide variety of sponsorships also are available. For more information, call board president Debbie Swanson at 360-461-6392.