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.
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.
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.
Brittany Shrout grew up in North Carolina, traveling only to Virginia where she graduated from Shenandoah University with her BSN in nursing. With a passion for nurturing and loving everyone she meets, she always hoped to be able to expand her love for helping people outside of her nursing career. In 2013, finding her own health becoming less of a priority and rapidly declining, she knew she wanted to make a change for herself and her new family. After getting married and having her first daughter, Brittany discovered running by accident. What started as a walk/run with a stroller between mailboxes introduced her to the running community and allowed her to begin creating healthier habits. In 2013, Brittany lost 110 pounds by correcting her eating habits and becoming more active alone. In a short 10 years, Brittany’s love for running quickly turned into the love of community and being outdoors amongst other folks on similar journeys to FIND THEMSELVES and MEET THEMSELVES RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE. Fast forward to 2022, Brittany and her family took a leap of faith and joined the great Olympic Peninsula and decided to call it home. Continuing to work full time as a Quality Home Health Nurse, Brittany spends most of her free time sharing the outdoors with the folks she loves; be it her husband and 2 daughters or her friends she meets along the way. Brittany has come to love and feel most at peace hiking, running, walking and connecting with people from all walks of life and being able to do so in the beautiful place she now calls home. She’s a firm believer that health and wellness has no favorites and that ANYONE is capable of making a change, one day at a time; one goal at a time. Brittany looks forward to encouraging all those in their journey, WHEREVER they may be.
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.
Coach Carmen Geyer, Rain Bear Running Club – Race Training 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! Carmen 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…” 😉
Some of our races are quite logistically complex, and need a whole team to direct the race. We appreciate their dedication.
Title Minister of Fun
Big Hurt Team - Mountain Bike Lead
Big Hurt Team - Transition Zone Lead
Big Hurt Team - Kayak Team
Frosty Moss Team - Volunteer Coordinator, Little Hurt Team
Norpoint Medical - Safety and Medical
The Other Secret Weapon
Tom St. Amand
Frosty Moss Team
Frosty Moss Team - Party Lead
Little Hurt Team
Big Hurt Team - Road Bike Lead
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!