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Frosty Moss Relay
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on the fourth Saturday of February, repeating until April 22, 2023
Spend the day running in the greenest corner of the lower 48
You and your best road and trail running buddies. Form a team of 3 or 5 people—any mix of age, gender, and ability, as long as your team can average a 12-minute pace or faster. Load up your team van with food, drinks, extra layers, tunes, and a fun competitive spirit.
Wave starts at 6:00 and 8:00 a.m., based on teams’ projected average pace. Team captains are also asked to attend the Friday evening packet pickup/rules and safety briefing: 6pm, Barhop Brewing & Pizza in Port Angeles.
The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Frosty Moss HQ is based in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea. The course follows the Olympic Discovery Trail AND the Adventure Route.
Frosty Moss Relay runners trace the Olympic Discovery Trail (paved multiuse path) and Adventure Route (singletrack trail) from west to east, beginning at the Camp Creek Trailhead along the Sol Duc River and finishing in Blyn at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe facilities.
Frosty Moss Relay consists of 15 legs in a mix of distances (3.2 to 10 miles) on pavement and trail. Paved legs are mostly on former railroad grade, meaning relatively flat with some rolling hills. The Adventure Route is hilly dirt singletrack, not overly technical, plus a few miles of gravel road at the beginning
Teams are welcome to divide the legs among runners as they like, but a runner may not run consecutive/back-to-back legs.
Along the way, you’ll experience the best of the Olympic Peninsula:
-Towering evergreens and vivid green moss and ferns
-Sol Duc River, Lake Crescent, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca
-Olympic National Park and the Spruce Railroad Trail
-Views of the Olympic Mountains to the south and Vancouver Island to the north
-The wild and free Elwha River
-Miles of waterfront in Port Angeles
-Bucolic farmland in Sequim
-The restored Dungeness River Railroad Bridge
-The iconic architecture of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.