Port Angeles’ Jake Anstett won four classes at the Washington Nitro Nationals hillclimb races at Rattlesnake Ridge near Sunnyside last Saturday. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)

Port Angeles’ Jake Anstett won four classes at the Washington Nitro Nationals hillclimb races at Rattlesnake Ridge near Sunnyside last Saturday. (Roger Harnack/Cheney Free Press)

AREA SPORTS: Port Angeles’ Anstett flies high at Sunnyside Hill Climb; Irrigation Festival Fun Run Saturday

Sequim Irrigation Fest Fun Run is set for Saturday

SEQUIM — The Sequim Irrigation Festival 5K Fun Run will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The event, which includes a 1-mile walk/run or a 5-kilometer walk/run, will start at the former JC Penney’s parking lot, corner of Seventh and Washington streets.

The 1-mile walk/run is $20 for adults, $15 for kids ages 14 and younger, and will be a half-mile out-and-back loop. Participants will receive a shirt and swag bag.

The 5K course runs along Washington Street with a right-hand turn at the Big Elk to a turnaround spot at Shipley Center. A water station will be available at the turnaround.

Registration is $35.

Participants will receive a shirt, swag bag and commemorative finisher’s medal. This will be a timed event.

Post-race refreshments will be available after the walk/run at the finish line.

Irrigation Festival Fun Run registration is available at tinyurl.com/PDN-IrrigationRun22.

Athlete’s triumphs late

PORT ANGELES — Athlete’s Choice outlasted First Federal 12-7 in a three-hour-plus Olympic Junior Babe Ruth contest Monday night at Volunteer Field.

Josiah Gooding went 3-for-3 and Kody Williams was 3-for-6 to pace an Athlete’s offense that pounded out 13 hits.

Andrew Hunter made his OJBR debut, tossing a little less than three innings, Andre Campbell added a couple of innings on the hill, and Gooding closed out the game by striking out eight over three innings.

First Federal’s Cameron Colfax sent the game to extra innings with a game-tying hit, but Athlete’s Choice responded with a five-run eighth.

Rhody Run registration

PORT TOWNSEND — Registration continues for the Jefferson Healthcare 5K/10K Rhody Run Redux 2022.

This year, the May 22 race will start and finish at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Landes Street in Port Townsend.

The registration fee is $45 per participant and includes a “Rhody Run shirt” produced by The Sign Station. Kids younger than 5 are free and will receive a complimentary T-shirt and bib at packet pickup.

Teams or businesses with 10 or more racers are eligible for a discount by emailing [email protected]

The Port Townsend Food Co-op, Elevated Ice Cream and Fairwinds Winery are supporting racers with free or discounted food or beverages.

The event is organized and produced by the nonprofit Port Townsend Marathon Association.

Proceeds from the Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run Redux are returned to the community in the form of funding support for school sports programs and youth-oriented non-profit organizations. This year’s recipients include Jumping Mouse Children’s Center, The Benji Project, Quilcene/Brinnon Dollars for Scholars and East Jefferson Rivals Athletics.

Participants can register now through May 19 at www.rhodyrun.com.

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