Marathon Run & Walk

Highlights

  • 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/Locations

  • Tentative walker start time: 6:45 AM; tentative runner start time: 7:30 AM. Participants may only start at the official walker start time or the official runner start time.
  • Tentative finish line close time: 2:00 pm
  • Start location: entrance driveway to Lummi Nation School (2334 Lummi View Dr, 98226)
  • Finish location: Railroad Ave in front of Depot Market Square (1100 Railroad, 98225)

About the Course

This section has not been updated for 2016. At this point we do not expect major changes from 2015. This section will be updated as 2016 details are confirmed.

  • USATF-certified (course number WA11034MN) and Boston qualifier

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Other Info

This section has not been updated for 2016. At this point we do not expect major changes from 2015. This section will be updated as 2016 details are confirmed.

  • Gear check available at start – items will be transported to finish during race
  • Chip timing provided by ChronoTrack
  • Markers every mile
  • 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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