Rhody Run, Port Townsend, WA - May 19, 2013
"The Run that Cares for the Runner"
The Rhody Run celebrated its 35th year in 2013 and has been one of the Northwest's best-loved races. Although we've grown a lot since the first Rhody Run in 1979, this race is still very much a community event. From the hundreds of volunteers who help out as race officials to the throngs of local residents who line the streets to cheer on every runner, we are both proud of and humbled by the enthusiastic community support that we receive year after year. Without this support the Rhody Run would be impossible.
The Rhody Run is organized and produced by the Port Townsend Marathon Association, a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to foster and encourage runners of all ages, both in the school system and in the community at large. Nearly all the work that goes into making this race happen is done by volunteers. And proceeds from the Rhody Run are returned to the community in the form of scholarships and assistance to both individual runners and to the programs that sponsor them.Our goal is to produce a run where all runners, champion and beginner alike, can feel as if it's their race. And we try very hard to live up to our motto: "The Run that Cares for the Runner". So if you have any comments -- positive or negative -- or suggestions for improvement, please contact us and let us know.
2012 News Release - PTMA Contributes to Numerous Recreation Institutions!
Race Director Jennifer Little announced financial awards are going to 6 youth groups and recreation institutions in the county. In the past surplus funds from the annual event supported high school track and cross-country programs, scholarships for youth attending athletic training camps, and supported various other high school athletic programs.
Rhody Run Sponsors
Please take a moment to visit our list of sponsors shown below.
Their contributions help make this race not just affordable, but possible.
We value our sponsors that support the Rhody Run.
Many sponsors volunteer their employee's time, energy and often monetary contributions.
Thanks to all of them for their support!
with special thanks to our supporters: