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Naval Magazine Indian Island to host annual 5k and 1-mile Deer Run

Deer Run
180714-N-VH385-0001 INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (July 14, 2018) Service members and local residents participate in the annual Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored Deer Run 5K Run/Walk at Naval Magazine Indian Island. 83 people participated in the public event which included a 5K run through the forest and a 1 mile run. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Wyatt L. Anthony/Released)

07/15/19 05:00 PM


PORT HADLOCK, Wash., - Naval Magazine Indian Island will be hosting community members, military personnel, employees, and their friends and family for the installation's annual 5k and 1-mile Deer Run on Saturday, July 27, 2019. 

“I’m really looking forward to welcoming Indian Island’s neighboring communities onto the installation for a chance to enjoy the island’s natural beauty and participate in an event the command looks forward to all year,” said commanding officer Cmdr. Don Emerson. 

Participants of all ages can run or walk their way through a 5-kilometer course in a forested area on Indian Island or a 1-mile course on paved roads. No dogs are allowed on either course, with the exception of licensed service animals.  

“I am fortunate enough to work every day in such a beautiful place and I personally really enjoy running the trails that we have here on the island,” Emerson said. “I am excited to share them with our community.” 

The top three male and female finishers in each age division will receive a medal at the end of the race.  

Race participants will be able to enter Indian Island’s main gate, across Flagler Road from Indian Island County Park, starting at 8:30 a.m. A valid form of Federal identification is required for entry. Visitor parking will be available on base. 

Day-of-race registration starts at 9 a.m., with race kick-off at 10 a.m. 

Participation for active duty military personnel and children under the age of 17 is free. Participants who are 18 or older can register for $5. Military and civilian Department of Defense employees can pre-register online at MyFFR, #623400. 

Race participants can also purchase a commemorative race t-shirt for $15, although quantities are limited so pre-registration online for one is recommended.  

Please do not bring the following prohibited items on base: drugs/drug paraphernalia, alcohol, weapons to include pocketknives, bags, coolers and water bottles. The Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) will provide water bottles to race participants. Please be sure to leave cameras at home, since photography is restricted on base.