Marathon Run & Walk


  • 0003_100pxBeautiful point-to-point course starting on Lummi Nation and finishing in downtown Bellingham
  • Short-sleeve gender-specific tech shirt included with registration (long-sleeve shirt upgrade available for $5), finishers receive a commemorative medal
  • Cash prizes for overall winners, age group awards
  • Free shuttle bus transportation (for participants only) from finish area to start area
  • Spacious, heated indoor waiting in Wex’liem Community Building at start area
  • Pacing available for various finish times – see our Pace Groups page for details
  • Mostly road, with stretches of urban trail; some hills but virtually no net elevation change
  • Finish area festival featuring live music, food, and beer garden!

Race Times

  • Walkers start at 7:00 AM, runners start at 7:30 AM – NO EARLY OR LATE STARTS
  • Finish line closes at 2:00 pm (7-hour finish time limit for walkers, 6.5 hour finish time limit for runners) – course closes at graduated pace of app. 14 min/mile

About the Course

  • Note: the information below is our expected 2015 course. The final course may vary due to construction on/near certain sections. Course updates will be posted here whenever possible.
  • USATF-certified (course number WA11034MN) and Boston qualifier


Other Info

  • Gear check available at start – items will be transported to finish during race
  • Chip timing provided by ChronoTrack
  • Markers every mile/5K
  • Course support
    • Aid stations with water, Hammer HEED electrolyte drink, and petroleum jelly located app. every 2 miles
    • Hammer Gel stations near miles 8, 16, and 22
    • Toilets app. every 2.5 miles
    • Medical stations near miles 12, 16, 20, and 24
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old on race day
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