Athletes bike, kayak, run in the Big Hurt

Registration ends today for the contest, now in its second year after an 11-year hiatus.

PORT ANGELES — Athletes in the Iron Division and relay teams will compete in four events in the Big Hurt on Saturday.

Registration ends today for the contest, now in its second year after an 11-year hiatus. The entry fee is $220 for each team and $85 for each person competing in the Iron Division.

The Big Hurt includes a 16.5-mile mountain bike in the foothills above Port Angeles; a 3-mile kayak in Port Angeles Harbor; a 30-mile road bike that goes west out of Port Angeles and crosses the Elwha River and visits Freshwater Bay, as well as the lower parts of Kelly Ridge on Dan Kelly and Eden Valley roads; and a 10K run out and back on the Olympic Discovery Trail along the waterfront.

Participants can race solo in the Iron Division or as a relay team. Relay teams can include two to four people.

Awards will be given for overall top three men and women in the Iron Division, and top three overall teams.

A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the Peninsula Trails Coalition, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the construction, maintenance and promotion of the Olympic Discovery Trail and Olympic Adventure Trail.

Following the event and award ceremony, participants and the general public are invited to enjoy live music, a beer garden hosted by the Red Lion Hotel and food concessions at the “Hub” of the event, located at West End Park at the intersection of Oak Street and Railroad Avenue.

To sign up or for more information, visit big hurtpa.com.

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