In 1997, the City of Port Angeles asked the North Olympic Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau to put together an event that would bring people to town and the Big Hurt was born.
The event started out with only 65 participants, but grew quickly to over 300 racers in the next 2 years. At the peak of the event, there were nearly 600 participants.
Consisting of 4 race legs&mdash-mountain bike, kayak, road bike, and run&mdash-the event has had a number of distance and location configurations over the years. One thing that has stayed the same is that the event has always been enthusiastically embraced by the community of Port Angeles. The race would not be a success without the HUGE quantity of local co-organizers and volunteers. Date:
Waterfront Park, Port Angeles
|| Jonathan Picker