OAT Summer Challenge

Fri July 17 - Thu September 10, 2020 Port Angeles, WA US 98362
Events

OAT Summer Challenge

$35 Registration ends September 4, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT
Place
Olympic Adventure Trail
Port Angeles, WA US 98362
Description

Explore the Olympic Adventure Trail (OAT) and get big rewards!

Plus, a portion of each entry fee will be donated to Peninsula Trails Coalition, a local non-profit organization that is involved in the construction and maintenance of, and advocacy for, the Olympic Discovery and Olympic Adventure Trails.

The Olympic Adventure Trail is 21.2 miles of sweet single-track on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State that can be explored on foot, by mountain bike, or by horse. By signing up for the OAT Summer Challenge, you commit to completing the entire course (22.7 miles total because there is a 1.5 mile road section on the far west end to access or exit the single-track) between July 17, 2020 and the end of the Challenge on September 10, 2020. Participants can complete the course in one session, or in different segments over the summer.

Amazing Rewards!

Each OAT Summer Challenge finisher will receive an Olympic Adventure Trail t-shirt, cute OAT bag, a full-color bandana with an artistic rendering of the Olympic Adventure Trail, and a free beer in Port Angeles at your choice of Harbinger Winery or Angeles Brewing & Taproom. Swag art is by local Port Angeles artist Todd Fisher, and printing is done locally by Convergence Shop.

After you complete the entire length of the trail, post a photo of yourself in front of one of the Olympic Adventure Trail directional signs that are found all along the trail (and please share any other cool pics that you take!), and tag our Instagram page @peninsulaadventuresports and #oatsummerchallenge or on Facebook on the OAT Summer Challenge Event. Then show your social media post  sometime between July 17 and September 10 at Harbinger Winery or Angeles Brewing & Taproom to claim your reward!

We will not mail your reward - you must pick it up. Please take note of the business hours of the pickup locations, and plan accordingly:

  • Harbinger Winery, 2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles, WA. Hours: Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-5pm, Sat. 11am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-6pm.
  • Angeles Brewing and Taproom, 116 N Lincoln St, Port Angeles, WA. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 3pm-10pm, and Sunday 3pm-8pm.

 

 

Map and access points

Here is the Map My Run map of the Summer Challenge Route. You can download the GPS track from here.

https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3236187724

Please note that the official trail normally heads south after mile point 21.25 and goes to Lake Crescent, but the area by Lake Crescent is currently closed for a construction project. For this reason, the best place to end (or start if you plan to go west to east) your Olympic Adventure Trail experience is on Highway 112 where the "Waterline Road" comes out on Highway 112 (just east of Reynolds Road on the south side of Hwy 112). This means that when you get onto the final road segment - you will go NORTH on the Waterline Road (not south - if you see a big water tank, you have gone the wrong direction).

Completing the OAT Summer Challenge in segments

Some of you will want to go all out and complete the entire trail in one outing. But others might want to explore it in sections. There are a number of places to park and access the Olympic Adventure Trail if you want to do it in segments - see below.

When accessing the Olympic Adventure Trail from anywhere other than the official trail head, please do not block any access gates or roads, and do not encroach or trespass on any private property. It is best to use the access points that are indicated below. Be sure to take all valuables with you!

Start of trail (official OAT trail head): https://goo.gl/maps/FoBB2Zf2BJqxmiXi6

Mile Point 7 (approx): https://goo.gl/maps/Gb1Mc5anwqVgyNdT9

  • Discover Pass required (available at Swains in Port Angeles)
  • The trail crosses the road shortly after the Eden Valley Road pavement ends. On the left is a gate (go around the gate to follow the trail). On the right you will see the single-track trail. The best place to park is to pass the trail and in a short ways there will be a wide gravel pullout.

Mile Point 12 (approx): https://goo.gl/maps/KHThHGtFuUr9d7XD7

  • Discover Pass required (available at Swains in Port Angeles)
  • This point is approximate.
  • From Joyce General Store, go west on Hwy 112 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Joyce-Piedmont Road (just after Crescent School). After only 500 feet turn left onto a gravel road. This is Joyce-Access Road (not labeled). Follow Joyce-Access Road for approximately 4.5 miles to where the Olympic Adventure Trail crosses the road. There is one small pullout just after the trail. NOTE: the trail is easy to miss!

Mile Point 16 (approx): https://goo.gl/maps/JTovAuALLUvXFCTLA

  • Discover Pass required (available at Swains in Port Angeles)
  • This point is approximate.
  • From Joyce General Store, go west on Hwy 112 for 0.5 miles. Turn left onto Joyce-Piedmont Road (just after Crescent School). After only 500 feet turn left onto a gravel road. This is Joyce-Access Road (not labeled). Follow Joyce-Access Road for approximately 1.8 miles. Park at the pullout at the road split. Follow the road that goes hard right (west) and go around the gate. The trail will cross the road in approximately 0.2 miles.

Mile Point 20 (approx): https://goo.gl/maps/VScGciFGBAtCDrky5

  • This point is approximate
  • From Hwy 112, go south on Joyce-Piedmont Road approximately 2.3 miles to where the Olympic Adventure Trail crosses Joyce-Piedmont Road. Just after the trail there is a small pullout on the right, which is hard to spot. There is another spot just after the guardrail on the right which is a larger place to park, but there is no road shoulder to walk or bike on back to the trail, so be extra careful if you use this parking spot. Remember, you participate in this event at your own risk!

End: https://goo.gl/maps/spQ5xvfxA9FaieNSA

  • Do not park directly across from the road, as that is the entrance to a private driveway. Park in a wide spot on Hwy 112 just a little farther east on the north side of the highway, OR alternatively, park at the end of Reynolds Road, at Lyre Conservation Area (which has an amazing 1 mile trail to the beach for an added bonus!)
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