Who We Are

Founded in 2013, Peninsula Adventure Sports was created to showcase the Olympic Peninsula as one of the premier outdoor recreation destinations in the country.

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Our events brought to you in partnership with North Olympic Healthcare Network.
Promoting the benefits of healthy outdoor activities and supporting a healthy, thriving and inclusive community.

With each event, race directors aim to create healthy and fun events at reasonable prices that also benefit the community by creating partnerships, enhancing tourism and boosting the local economy.

A portion of race proceeds is donated to non-profit groups that support local recreational assets or outdoor recreation for youth.

Race Directors

Tim Tucker

Tim Tucker is a NW homer and Olympic Peninsula enthusiast. Once dubbed the Minister of Fun, and it has since stuck.  When not creating hijynx and merriment in the community, you can look but won’t find him, enjoying his time with his partner in crime in a van, down by the river, ocean, mountains etc… Welcome to our slice of paradise and enjoy the show.

Lorrie Mittmann

Lorrie Mittmann grew up in Wisconsin. After 8 years as a seasonal employee for the National Park Service, she fell in love with the Olympic Peninsula and decided to stay in beautiful Port Angeles. She has a passion for trails and outdoor recreation, which leads her to promote and perform volunteer trail work. For 5 years, Lorrie worked for Clallam County as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Olympic Discovery Trail, and led trail construction of the then-new Adventure Trail. She was the Stewardship Director at North Olympic Land Trust for 12 years, and during that time founded Peninsula Adventure Sports.

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Buck Giles

Buck Giles is a Grays Harbor-born outdoor enthusiast. Raised on bicycles and swimming in the Humptulips River, Buck is happiest in the outdoors and doubly so when it is his own backyard the Olympic Peninsula. Buck is the proud owner of Buck’s Northwest, an outdoor guide and rental company as well as a full-service bike shop located in Seabrook. When Buck isn’t racing cyclocross, gravel, or his mountain bike on the weekends, he can be found on the waves in front of Seabrook with his paddleboard. He is graciously cheered on by Carly, his wife of ten years, and their three boys.

Carmen

Coach Carmen Geyer, Rain Bear Running Club – Couch to 5K Program

Coach Carmen Geyer is the Chief Running Officer with Rain Bear Running Club. She is a certified running coach through Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and she loves running in a pack. She was tricked into running back in 2006 by a friend who was just starting to coach new runners. “Just come out for a walk,” she said, and before Carmen knew it, she was running alongside her. Over 220lbs at the time, Carmen NEVER thought of herself as an athlete. She started slow, and in no time, I was running 5k’s, 10k’s, and then half marathons with some amazing people. Running should be fun. Rain Bear Running Club is made up of non-competitive runners who like to set goals, get moving, support one another, and laugh! Carment says “Help me on my mission to get as many people running on the Olympic Peninsula as possible. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful region, let’s explore, get outside and have some fun! All bodies and abilities welcome! I can’t wait to run with you! If you don’t want to run, “Just come out for a walk…” 😉

Our Team

Some of our races are quite logistically complex, and need a whole team to direct the race. We appreciate their dedication.

Scott Tucker

Scott Tucker

Big Hurt Team - Mountain Bike Lead

Tom Michowsk & Bruce Munro

Tom Michowsk & Bruce Munro

Big Hurt Team - Transition Zone Lead & Kayak Lead

David Mittmann

David Mittmann

Race Timing

Mike VanDoren

Mike VanDoren

Big Hurt Team - Road Bike Lead

Michell Gentry

Michell Gentry

Frosty Moss Team - Volunteer Coordinator, Little Hurt Team

Steve Bentley

Steve Bentley

Norpoint Medical - Safety and Medical

Brett O’Conner

Brett O’Conner

Secret Weapon

Tom St. Amand

Tom St. Amand

Frosty Moss Team

Shannon Cosgrove

Shannon Cosgrove

Frosty Moss Team - Party Lead

Sean Coleman

Sean Coleman

Little Hurt Team

Deana Volker

Deana Volker

Little Hurt Team

Jack Waknitz

Jack Waknitz

Website Consultant

Our events couldn’t happen without an amazing team of volunteers. Hats off to all of our local citizens who are out there on the course with you all day!

Peninsula Adventure Sports is a member of Road Runners Club of America, Washington Festivals and Events Association, and Peninsula Trails Association

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