Community & Charity

Giving Back

The Port Angeles Marathon Association (PAMA) is a non-profit 501c4.

The Port Angeles Marathon Association gives back to the communities of Sequim and Port Angeles in many ways including offering the Kids Marathon program to all Clallam County elementary schools and working with civic groups, service clubs and school teams and programs by offering cash donations in return for volunteer time. Over the past 5 years, PAMA donated more than $75,000 to local organizations. Many runners align with a charity organization and gather pledges. Running for a charity not only helps raise funds for a good cause, it also helps motivate and inspire runners because they feel accountable to their sponsors and organization.

If you are interested in being a charity for the Run the Peninsula Race Series please contact us!

Charity FAQs

Can anyone run for charity?
Yes. Contact the charity of your choice yourself or select one of our charity partners listed above.
Can I support a charity that is not listed?
Yes, but you will have to contact that specific charity personally.
If I raise a lot of money will entry fee be refunded?
That depends on the guidelines of the charity you’re raising money for.
Can I create an individual fundraising webpage?
Yes, all charities use fundraising websites and can provide you the information on how to set up your personal page.
How do I let my friends and family know I am running for charity?
From your personal fundraising page you can send emails to your friends and family. They can donate directly online to your cause using a credit card.

About Run the Peninsula

The Run the Peninsula Race Series takes place on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The series is made up of 5 different races. The series also has a virtual race option for all of the events if you are not able to make it out to the Olympic Peninsula for one or all of the races.


Run the Peninsula is made up of 5 races spanning sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Townsend to Port Angeles.

Run the Peninsula

Virtual Series

Run with us on race day, or run VIRTUALLY. You have until December 31 of the same year to complete the races virtually.

Run the Peninsula is very excited to be partnering with Rain Bear Running to provide a training program that will get you ready for any or all of our races on the Olympic Peninsula or Virtually – wherever you choose to run the event.

Volunteer With Us

This event could not happen without the support of the community, our volunteers and the Peninsula Trails Coalition (Build and maintain the Olympic Discovery Trail). Run the Peninsula series takes place on the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is run by the Peninsula Trails Coalition. The Peninsula Trails Coalition is an amazing all volunteer group that helps to build, protect, grow and maintain the trail. The Peninsula Trails Coalition is a 501(c)3 Corporation registered in the State of Washington Tax ID 91-1416511.

All of the Run the Peninsula events will give back to various groups in the community. Proceeds from all of the Run the Peninsula races will go towards the Olympic Discovery Trail and other groups in the community.