Frosty Moss relay.

Frosty Moss relay.

OUTDOOR SPORTS: Frosty Moss Relay coming this Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The first Peninsula Adventure Sports endurance event of the year takes place Saturday with beautiful early spring weather and clever costumes and decorated vehicles anticipated for the anticipated for the 80-mile and 50K relays.

There are 62 Frosty Moss teams signed up, as well as 19 30K mini moss teams and 10 50K ironman individuals. A total of 356 participants are expected to run for several hours from the Sol Duc Valley east all the way to 7 Cedars Resort in Blyn.

There had been a rockfall along the Spruce Railroad Trail which is part of one of the legs of the race, but race director Lorrie Mittmann said she has been told by Olympic National Park that the stretch of trail will be in good shape and opened up by Friday.

The Frosty Moss is a team relay event with teams consisting of up to five members running in 15 legs from the Camp Creek Trailhead in the Sol Duc Valley along both paved and trail sections along the Olympic Discovery Trail and ODT Adventure Route, going through thick woods, along Lake Crescent, up and over a 1,000-foot ridge north of Lake Crescent and along the shoreline of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Mini Moss will go from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to 7 Cedars Resort. This race has teams of two to four people with eight race legs.

There will be four Frosty Moss waves of teams beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday.

There will also be an after-party at the Blyn Banquet Room at 7 Cedars Resort from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday with hot food, music and awards.

Registration closes Friday. There will not be day-of-race registration. People can register at

Team captains and solo runners should plan to attend the Friday packet pickup at the Blyn Banquet Room of 7 Cedars Resort from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Peninsula Adventure Sports also puts on the Great Olympic Adventure Trail run the Olympic Adventure Trail run and the Big Hurt and the Salt Creek 24 among other

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