Jeff Bohman, Peninsula Trails Coalition, receives a donation check from Race Director Victoria Jones at the Morse Creek Olympic Discovery Trail trailhead. (Photo courtesy Dave Lasorsa)

Jeff Bohman, Peninsula Trails Coalition, receives a donation check from Race Director Victoria Jones at the Morse Creek Olympic Discovery Trail trailhead. (Photo courtesy Dave Lasorsa)

Port Angeles Marathon Association donates funds

$30,000 to local community organizations

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Marathon Association has donated $30,000 to local community organizations, including $14,500 to the Peninsula Trails Coalition for its upkeep of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The donation to the Peninsula Trials Coalition (PTC) was the largest provided by the marathon association, which concluded its 2021 Race Series this past week, said Victoria Jones, race director.

Throughout the year, the Port Angeles Marathon Association (PAMA) produces five events on the Olympic Discovery Trail: the Elwha River Bridge Run, Railroad Bridge Run, North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Larry Scott Trail Run and the Jamestown Glow Run.

Jeff Bohman, president of the Peninsula Trials Coalition, Olympic Discovery Trail, said the organization was thankful.

“PTC is truly grateful for the substantial financial support of both the Port Angeles Marathon Association and the many event participants from throughout the U.S. and even beyond,” said Bohman, president of the trails coalition, an all-volunteer group that helps to build, protect, grow and maintain the trail.

“We’re increasingly emphasizing the tools, equipment and capacity needed to maintain the ever-growing Olympic Discovery Trail. These funds will make a big difference in our maintenance capacities.”

Said Jones: “PAMA is extremely privileged to have given over $30,000 to the community in 2021. The generosity and support that we have received from our participants all across the country is beyond belief.

“We are fortunate to be able to continuously give back to our community and the trail that is always there for us.”

Other organizations that received donations from PAMA in 2021 are the Port Angeles High School Class of 2021, the Crescent girls basketball and boys basketball teams, the Hurricane Ridge Ski Club, Hamilton Elementary School, Lincoln Park BMX, Clallam Mosaic, Port Angeles Swim Club, the PAHS band, Nor’wester Rotary Club, Ranahan Pony Club, PAHS girls tennis, Port Angeles Wrestling Club, the Runners Parents Group — the booster club for the PAHS cross-country team — YMCA Youth and Government, Sequim Wolf Pack, Sequim Football Boosters, Storm King Soccer Lightning Team and the Class of 2022 Crescent School.

For more information about the Olympic Discovery Trail or to donate, see www.olympicdiscoverytrail.org/donate.

Registration for all Port Angeles Marathon Association events is open now. For more details, see www.runthepeninsula.com or email [email protected].

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