Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run is a twelve (12) kilometer run/walk located in Port Townsend, Washington on the third Sunday of May in conjunction with the local Rhododendron Festival. The run has been in existence since 1979. Approximately 2,000+ attend the event each year.

The Rhody Run 12k Course

  • The course distance is 12 K (7.46 miles).
  • The Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run is sanctioned by PAC Northwest and USATF.
  • The course is USATF distance certified.

The Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run starts and finishes at the same point and covers a loop through a rural area with views of mountains, woods, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The course consists of mixed flat, hills and roads and can be a demanding course. There are aid stations at miles 4 and 6. Splits are given at every mile. Projected finish times are given at miles 4, 5, and 6.

The 1/2 Rhody Run 6k Course

  • 1/2 Rhody is approximately 6K (5.95 kilometer) run that begins/ends at beautiful Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA
  • This is the *2nd year *for the 1/2 Rhody 6K.

Water and Sanicans will be available at the 2.5, 4, and 6 mile marks. Aid stations will be available at the 4 & 6 mile marks.

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Driving, Ferry, and Parking Information

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The Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run is held at Fort Worden State Park located in Port Townsend, Washington. There is ample parking inside the park and the assembly area is a short distance away.

Port Townsend is on the northeast tip of the Olympic Peninsula, across Puget Sound from the Seattle area.

usa-track-fieldThe Jefferson Healthcare Rhody Run is sanctioned and insured by USATF

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1/2 Rhody Run 6k:

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