Peninsula Trails Coalition Annual Membership Meeting… Open to the Public!
Come help us celebrate our 25th anniversary! The PTC is holding its annual membership meeting on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. Refreshments begin at 6:30pm followed by presentations from 7-8:30 about current and future developments on the Olympic Discovery Trail in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to talk to the people responsible for designing and maintaining the trail. For more information contact Jeff Bohman at 457-7536.
Olympic Adventure Trail Run
The 2nd annual OAT Run, on April 26, 2014 to benefit the Peninsula Trails Coalition and Backcountry Horsemen and with all spaces already filled, features the Adventure Route with half-marathon and 12K options. More information can be accessed at:
North Olympic Discovery Marathon
The 12th annual North Olympic Discovery Marathon will be held on the trail on June 1, 2014. This race has been termed the best boutique marathon in North America and draws runners from across the country and beyond.
The Marathon and Half-Marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail – with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
See the race website for details and registration.
NODM RACE LINK HERE
Longest Day of Trails Event in Port Townsend
The 4th Annual Longest Day of Trails, a fundraiser for trail organizations in Jefferson County, including the Jefferson Trails Coalition which promotes the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Quimper Peninsula, was held on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The 2014 event will be announced in this space as event time approaches.
More information can be found at The Broken Spoke bicycle shop in Port Townsend: 360-379-1295 or Jeff Selby in Port Hadlock: 360-385-0995.
The Tour de Lavender, a Peddle Power Weekend
The inaugural Tour de Lavender weekend was held on August 3 and 4, 2013. Events included 62 and 47 mile options from Kingston to Sequim, an Experience Lavender (in Sequim) 77 mile ride, a family fun ride (up to 35 miles), and an opportunity to ride up to the top of Hurricane Ridge on the annual Ride the Hurricane. For more information: 360-452-6300, http://tourdelavender.com/ and http://sequimlavenderfarms.org/.
Events at the Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim
The 2013 Dungeness River Festival was held held on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, at Railroad Bridge Park, along the Olympic Discovery Trail, in Sequim. Although admission is free, donations are appreciated to support the Audubon River Center and the Park. Next year’s dates will appear on this page as they are released.
2014 New Year’s Day Discovery Fun Run/Walk
The 2nd Annual New Years Discovery 10K Run/Walk was held at the Discovery Bay Golf Course and included a beautiful 10K course through the fairways connecting to the southern end of the Larry Scott Trail. The famous and fashionable knit NYD10K running beanie was available to all participants. Prizes and ribbons were awarded to the top three finishers in each gender/age group, and all celebrated with post-race food and drink.
Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered to help make this another great event. See you all in 2015! 2014 Top 3 Finishers
Adventure Travel Slide Show Series
Every winter the Peninsula Trails Coalition presents a series of slide shows featuring travel to exotic places, often including adventures in hiking, bicycling, or kayaking. Over the past decade the shows have visited almost every corner of the globe. Presenters are a mix of travel professionals and local folks with the skills and daring to explore the unusual. Currently the PTC offers 4 shows in January in Port Angeles and 8 shows in Feb – March in Sequim. The suggested donation is $5 (kids free) which supports volunteer work on the trail. The slide shows have concluded for the 2014 season. The 2015 season will be revealed as the list beomes available.