Port Townsend: Kinetic couples find love among the races

PORT TOWNSEND — When Denise Kenney first saw her future spouse, he had a giant meatball on his head.

“I’m half Italian, so the meatball was a bit of an attraction,” Kenney says.

Kenney, a Canadian film director, and Phil Glerum, a local marine carpenter, are one of several couples who met and fell in love during the Kinetic Skulpture Race.

The 21st annual race, which features homemade, human-powered vehicles, kicks off Saturday at noon with a parade, qualifying tests and a costume ball. The actual race starts Sunday at noon on Water Street and Monroe Road.

It was in October 2000 that Kenney, who is from Vancouver, British Columbia, was in town to film the Kinetic race for a Canadian television show, “Weird Wheels.”

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The rest of the story appears in the Friday/Saturday Peninsula Daily News.

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