A portion of event registrations is donated to local organizations, with a focus on groups that construct and maintain recreational assets or encourage youth to be active in the outdoors.
Donations to Local Organizations
As a way of giving back, a portion of event registrations is donated to local organizations, with a focus on groups that construct and maintain recreational assets or encourage youth to be active in the outdoors. Below is a list of the non-profit or youth groups we donate to.
Peninsula Trails Coalition
Peninsula Trails Coalition has worked tirelessly on the Olympic Discovery Trail and Olympic Adventure Trail for over 30 years. We support their mission to “promote construction, maintenance, and use of the Olympic Discovery Trail as a nationally significant, non-motorized, multi-use trail across the North Olympic Peninsula”, and their vision to “create and sustain the Olympic Discovery Trail as a world-class, multi-use, non- motorized trail system connecting communities across the North Olympic Peninsula, while serving as a catalyst for recreation, community health, transportation, and economic development.”
The Peninsula and Mount Olympus Chapters of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington
The Peninsula Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington and Mount Olympus Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of Washington are powerhouses of trail maintenance on the Olympic Peninsula. These groups have few boundaries, working within Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest Service wilderness areas, Washing Department of Natural Resources, and Washington State Parks. They are often the first ones out each spring, opening trails for us all to enjoy.
Port Angeles High School NJROTC
Port Angeles High School NJROTC (and their parents!) show up for Big Hurt every year. They carry kayaks, they help set up, they schlep bicycles – they are willing to help in any way. Their help also includes [Including] adding SPIRIT to the race!
Sequim High School Cross Country Team
The Sequim High School Cross Country Team really stepped up for Frosty Moss Relay. They adopted not one, not two, but THREE transition zones for the race. Long hours and cold temperatures don’t stop these runners as they support the race participants make it 80 miles across the peninsula.
We also take on our own stewardship work. Peninsula Adventure Sports adopts a section of the Adventure Trail and takes care of trail maintenance for that section. In addition, in February 2020 we purchased and installed entirely new identification and routing signs on the whole 25 miles of Adventure Trail.