Bike, paddle, run or trek at 3rd Olympia Traverse

The OlympianJuly 13, 2012 

The third annual Olympia Traverse will hit the trails, roads and waterways of Thurston County on Saturday. The race is a multi-sport adventure relay for solo, tandem and teams, all celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon.

The course covers about 38 miles from Capitol State Forest to Port Plaza on Budd Inlet in downtown Olympia. The winners in last year’s race covered the entire distance in a little more than three hours.

The deadline to register is today. Online registration is available at www.olympiatraverse.com. Cost is $85 for singles, $135 for tandems and $195 for teams.

A breakdown of the course:

Mountain bike: 7.4 miles in Capitol State Forest out of Mima Falls Trailhead.

Road bike ride: 22 miles from Capitol Forest, through The Evergreen State College campus to West Bay Park in downtown Olympia.

Paddle: 3.5 miles from West Bay Park around Budd Inlet to Swantown Marina.

Run: 4.5 miles from Swantown to Priest Point Park and back.

Trek: 0.5 miles from the Hands On Children’s Museum with the rest of your team to Port Plaza.

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