Port Townsend’s Seamus Fraser (142) is a step ahead of the rest of the nearly 1,000 competitors in the 2023 Rhody Run on Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Fraser had flown in from classes in Ecuador the night before in order to defend his victory from last year. Fraser won the 10K event with a time of 35 minutes, 24 seconds. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend’s Seamus Fraser (142) is a step ahead of the rest of the nearly 1,000 competitors in the 2023 Rhody Run on Sunday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Fraser had flown in from classes in Ecuador the night before in order to defend his victory from last year. Fraser won the 10K event with a time of 35 minutes, 24 seconds. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody festivities

Members of the Port Townsend High School band perform while marching along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday during the 2023 Rhody Parade. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the Port Townsend High School band perform while marching along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday during the 2023 Rhody Parade. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody Queen Melody Douglas, left, and Princess Paige Govia wave and dance while rolling along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend during the 94th annual Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody Queen Melody Douglas, left, and Princess Paige Govia wave and dance while rolling along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend during the 94th annual Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Nick Krehnke brushes out his beard before judging of the Hair and Beard contest on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. Krehnke’s beard won best overall in the craziness category. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Nick Krehnke brushes out his beard before judging of the Hair and Beard contest on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. Krehnke’s beard won best overall in the craziness category. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

A team from East Jefferson Fire and Rescue jubilantly crosses the finish after overpowering the team from Arrow Lumber and Hardware to go undefeated in the round-robin event and win the Bed Races during the 2023 Rhody Festival on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. Each bed must have some semblance of a bed with a headboard and footboard and wheels. Four pushers and a rider weighing at least 100 pounds or more are also required. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

A team from East Jefferson Fire and Rescue jubilantly crosses the finish after overpowering the team from Arrow Lumber and Hardware to go undefeated in the round-robin event and win the Bed Races during the 2023 Rhody Festival on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. Each bed must have some semblance of a bed with a headboard and footboard and wheels. Four pushers and a rider weighing at least 100 pounds or more are also required. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody Queen Melody Douglas, left, and Princess Paige Govia, wave to the spectators lining both sides of Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 94th annual Rhody Festival and Parade on Saturday. There were 94 entrants in this year’s parade, which boasted warm weather and sunny skies. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody Queen Melody Douglas, left, and Princess Paige Govia, wave to the spectators lining both sides of Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 94th annual Rhody Festival and Parade on Saturday. There were 94 entrants in this year’s parade, which boasted warm weather and sunny skies. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

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