The Big Hurt is a multi-sport race that includes four legs:
* A 16.5-mile mountain bike that takes place in the Foothills above Port Angeles
* A 3-mile kayak in Port Angeles Harbor
* A 30-mile road bike that goes west out of Port Angeles and crosses the Elwha River and visits Freshwater Bay, as well as the lower parts of Kelly Ridge on Dan Kelly and Eden Valley Roads.
* A 10-K Run, out and back on the Olympic Discovery Trail along the waterfront
Participants can race solo in Iron Division or as a relay team. Teams can be 2-4 people. A portion of event proceeds are donated to the Peninsula Trails Coalition, a local non-profit organization dedicated to the construction, maintenance, and promotion of the Olympic Discovery Trail and Olympic Adventure Trail.