Navy to host Deer Run on Naval Magazine Indian Island July 14

The Navy will be hosting the annual Deer Run on Naval Magazine (NAVMAG) Indian Island July 14.  This event is open to the public.

Beginning at 10 a.m., participants of all ages will cover a 5-kilometer (3.10 mile) terrain course through a forested area on the southern end of Indian Island. There is also a 1-mile road run available, ideal for young children, participants with special needs or those with strollers.

Those wishing to participate in this year’s Deer Run can register online or in person at any local Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facility. Dept. of Defense-affiliated Navy personnel eligible for MWR programs may register at using MyFFR activity number 623400. Eligible MWR patrons include active duty military, full-time reservists, Dept. of Defense civilians, and military retirees and family members.

Cost to register is $5 for those 18 years and over. Participation is free for those 17 and under. An exclusive 2018 Deer Run t-shirt is available for $15, while supplies last. If you have questions about the race or if you are not DoD-affiliated and would like to purchase a t-shirt, please call (360) 315-2134 or email

Pre-registration ends at noon July 13.

Registration is also available on-site on the day of the race from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. MWR will accept both cash and credit cards on race day at NAVMAG Indian Island.

Participants will be able to enter the main gate at NAVMAG Indian Island starting at 8:30 a.m. Valid picture identification is required for entry. Dogs are not allowed on the run course. To ensure timely base access at Indian Island, participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. the day of the race.

Those finishing in the top three, both male and female, in each age division will receive awards. Divisions include:
– 5-K course: 17 years and under, 18-29 years old, 30 -39 years, 40 – 49 years, 50 – 59 years, and 60 years-plus
-1-mile course: 7 years and under, 8–12 years, 13–17 years, and 18 years-plus

An awards ceremony is scheduled for approximately 11:15 a.m.

For more information, please call (360) 315-2134.

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