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.


It all began in 1990, when a group from Houston, Texas, traveled to Kenya and saw the desperate need for clean drinking water. They returned to Houston and founded a 501(c)3 non-profit. The fledgling organization equipped and trained a team of Kenyan drillers, and LWI Kenya began operations the next year under the direction of a national board. That pattern continues today; we train, consult, and equip local people to implement solutions in their own communities in the countries where we work.

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that can show up anywhere in the body. Though relatively rare, many people know someone impacted by it. The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation (NWSF) was established in 1996 to support anyone in the Pacific Northwest affected by sarcoma. NWSF raises awareness; provides information and care packages; hosts chat groups and events; and invests in research for improved outcomes. It builds connections through our 5-state region between health care providers, patients, survivors, and families. Our motto is that no one should face Sarcoma alone.

For the past ten years, Captain Joseph Schultz’s family members, and the many Member Services throughout the country who are inspired by Joe’s life, have come together to run for and/or support the Captain Joseph House Foundation. Run for Joe provides an opportunity for those who knew and/or were inspired by Joe to celebrate his life and to raise money for this one-of-a-kind non-profit in America. The Captain Joseph House will be a place of healing for Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one as a result of combat injuries since 9/11. 

About Port Angeles Marathon Association

The Port Angeles Marathon Association (PAMA) is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. PAMA hosts 5 different races annually. All races also have 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.


The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is a entire weekend of events on the Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim 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.

The Olympic Discovery Marathon is very excited to provide discounted race entries to participants in the Rain Bear Running 5k and 10k training programs that will prepare you for our Olympic Peninsula races! These training groups are sponsored by Peninsula Adventure Sports and North Olympic Healthcare Network. These two organizations believe in promoting the benefits of healthy outdoor activities and supporting a healthy, thriving, and inclusive community.