PORT TOWNSEND — The fourth of five Run the Peninsula events, the Larry Scott Paved Trail Run, is set Saturday along the Port Townsend Bay and environs.
The third annual Larry Scott Trail Run consists of 5K, 10K and half-marathon races. As many as 350 runners are expected to get out on the trail beginning at 8:30 a.m. for the half-marathon and 9:30 a.m. for the 5K and 10K races. The race is returning as a live event after going to a strictly virtual race last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The beginning of the race is at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven and Olympic Discovery Trailhead. All three races have out-and-back courses on Larry Scott Trail along the waterfront, around Glen Cove and then west of State Highway 20.
There is still space available and people can register at runthepeninsula.com. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Friday and there is no same-day registration. The cost is $40 for the 5K and 10K, $80 for the half-marathon and $30 to run a virtual race. Participants will receive swag such as a stainless steel water bottle and a medal.
People can email at [email protected] if they have questions.
The race is put on by the Port Angeles Marathon Association, which also runs the Elwha Bridge Run, the Railroad Bridge Run, the Port Angeles Marathon and the Jamestown S’Klallam night run coming up in December.
This event is made possible by title sponsors Peninsula Daily News and the Sequim Gazette, presenting sponsors Jefferson Healthcare and Olympic Medical Center. Proceeds from this event go to several local organizations, including the Peninsula Trails Coalition which built and maintains the trail.
Drivers in Port Townsend should also be aware that the race has the right-of-way from Jefferson County through certain areas of the community Saturday morning. Drivers should be prepared to stop at the following intersection from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.: Thomas Street and Olympic Discovery Trail, Mill Road and Olympic Discovery Trail; Woodduck Way and Olympic Discovery Trail; Nelson’s Landing and Olympic Discovery Trail; South Edwards Road and Olympic Discovery Trail; and South Discovery Road and Olympic Discovery Trail.
COVID-19 safety protocols are being followed. Detailed information, including safety protocols, for on-site participants can be found here.