Thanks to all runners, walkers, and volunteers who came out to the Larry Scott Memorial Trail in Port Townsend (the eastern gateway to the Olympic Discovery Trail) for this year’s running of the Longest Day of Trails 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. LDoT is organized by Jeff Selby, Jefferson County vice president for the Peninsula Trails Coalition. All proceeds … Continue reading Results: 2015 Longest Day of Trails 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
For more than 25 years, we’ve successfully focused on getting the Olympic Discovery Trail ever closer to completion. Many of you have been directly and deeply involved in trail building, trestle repurposing, trail adoption, and bazillions of other things that have brought us so far toward that goal. Over the years, we have also been building … Continue reading President’s Message: Building for Our Exciting Future
Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? The 3rd Annual Tour de Lavender, the North Olympic Peninsula’s only 100-kilometer bike ride, plus a shorter family-friendly route, is on August 1 and 2, 2015, and benefits the Peninsula Trails Coalition. The tour takes place at the height of the lavender harvest and leads cyclists past fragrant blooming fields along Sequim’s back roads and … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunity: Tour de Lavender 2015
In January, several volunteers with the Peninsula Trails Coalition spent the day planting thousands of daffodil and tulip bulbs at the new Deer Park rest area on the eastern outskirts of Port Angeles. Home Depot in Sequim donated a truckload of bulbs, which are clearly very happy in their new home. Signs of life emerged in … Continue reading Deer Park Tulip Fields Are Ablaze with Color
It’s time for a little healthy competition! The National Bike Challenge is a free nationwide event held every year from May 1 through September 30. Thousands of cyclists—from grizzled vets to brand-new riders—record their miles and compete at the local, state, and national level. This year’s goal is to “unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 … Continue reading Join the National Bike Challenge
Runners! Celebrate the summer solstice and support the Peninsula Trails Coalition at the Longest Day of Trails 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Saturday, June 20, 2015. Port Townsend Boat Haven, 2601 Washington Street, on the Larry Scott Memorial Trail. Races begin at 9 a.m. Three-hour time limit for the half marathon. The Course: Flat and fast out-and-back course on the scenic … Continue reading 2015 Longest Day of Trails 5K, 10K, Half Marathon
ODT Volunteers at Work (and Play!)
Join us at these events either hosted by or benefitting the Peninsula Trails Coalition and Olympic Discovery Trail.
8/1-2: VOLUNTEER or RIDE: Tour de Lavender Pedal Power Weekend
8/22: Olympic Cellars Winery Summer Concert, Vaudeville Etiquette. Proceeds benefit the PTC!
9/19: GOAT Run 13.1 & 26.2
9/25-26: Dungeness RiverFest 100th Anniversary
October: Volunteer Appreciation Party
November: Turkey Trot 5K, Larry Scott Trail, Port Townsend
1/1/16: New Year’s Day 5K/10K, Larry Scott Trail, Port Townsend
PTC Board Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of every month
What Is the Peninsula Trails Coalition?
The Peninsula Trails Coalition, founded in 1988, is the all-volunteer nonprofit that advocates for the completion and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a nonmotorized multiuse trail system connecting communities across Washington’s North Olympic Peninsula. The ODT is a catalyst for recreation, tourism, and economic development.