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/Locations

  • Walkers start at 6:45 AM, runners start at 7:30 AM – NO EARLY OR LATE STARTS
  • Finish line closes at 2:00 pm (7.5 hour finish time limit for early starters, 6.5 hour finish time limit for normal starters) – course closes at graduated pace of app. 14 min/mile
  • 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

  • Note: the Chestnut-Bay bridge will be opening Friday, September 25. We were not expecting the bridge to be open prior to race day, and we had therefore planned to detour around the construction project. We will now be reverting to our “old” course, and participants will stay on Roeder/Chestnut as they enter downtown. The course mapped below is now expected to be our final course.
  • 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
  • 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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