• Online registration is now open for BBM 2017. Click here to sign up now!
  • Save the date to Run the Bay in 2017! The 11th annual Bellingham Bay Marathon will be Sunday, September 24, 2017.
  • Congratulations to all finishers of the 2016 Bellingham Bay Marathon! Results for all races (marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 5K) are available here.
  • Check out our 2016 shirt and medal designs!
  • Competitor names BBM “one of the season’s favorites” in the “Where and When to Race” section of its July 2016 edition (p. 59, to be specific)!

Why Run The Bay?

  • Featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan islands, and North Cascade mountains, we are often called the most beautiful marathon in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Fantastic volunteer support, course entertainment, and finish festivities – including a Boundary Bay beer garden!
  • Boston qualifier marathon, USATF-certified courses, ChronoTrack chip timing
  • Quality tech shirt for all participants, commemorative medal for marathon and half marathon finishers, commemorative ribbon for 10K and 5K finishers
  • The Bellingham Bay Marathon is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Bay Swim Team and Whatcom FC Rangers – and we have supported various other local youth non-profits over the years.