Trail and Local Events
This page will provide information on local events, both events specific to the trail and local events which may be of interest to visitors using the trail. We will provide basic information on each event and either links to download printable flyers, or links to the events website if available.
Dungeness Spring Fling Frolic
This event, on Saturday, June 16, 2012, wraps up the annual Spring Fling fundraiser for Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. Folks are invited to walk, run, or bike all or part of the 10.1 miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail from Blyn to the Audubon Center. The goal is to arrive at the Center by 3pm, in time to share stories of your Spring Fling teamwork in May and enjoy rootbeer floats. Non-team members are welcome to join in the fun, and there is still time to sponsor participating teams. For more information and a schedule of events contact Gretha Davis at 477-5407 after June 6.
Longest Day of Trails Event in Port Townsend
The 3rd annual Longest Day of Trails, a fundraiser for trail organizations in Jefferson County, including the Jefferson Trails Coalition which promotes the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Quimper Peninsula, will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 5:11am to 9:11pm. The suggested entry donation is $10, and participants are encouraged to find sponsors whose pledges will support them in their quest to log as many miles on the Larry Scott Trail as time and daylight will allow. Registration forms and more details can be found at Longest Day of Trails or call Nicole at The Broken Spoke bicycle shop in Port Townsend: 360-379-1295.
Adventure Travel Slide Show Series
Every winter the Peninsula Trails Coalition presents a series of slide shows featuring travel to exotic places, often including adventures in hiking, bicycling, or kayaking. Over the past decade the shows have visited almost every corner of the globe. Presenters are a mix of travel professionals and local folks with the skills and daring to explore the unusual. Currently the PTC offers four shows in January in Port Angeles and 8 shows in Feb – March in Sequim. Admission is $5 (kids free) and supports volunteer work on the trail. The series has ended for 2012, but will begin again in 2013. Watch this website for the list of upcoming shows.
North Olympic Discovery Marathon
The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is run on the trail in early June. The 2012 event concluded on June 3. Stay tuned for details regarding the 11th annual race to be held in 2013. This race has been termed the best boutique marathon in North America and draws runners from across the country and beyond.
The Marathon and Half-Marathon are run on a unique point-to-point course that incorporates the Olympic Discovery Trail - with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
See the race website for details and registration.
NODM RACE LINK HERE