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

  • 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)

Expected 2016 Marathon Course

  • USATF-certified (course number WA11034MN) and Boston qualifier
  • Total elevation gain: app. 700 feet
  • The following information is from 2015 and has yet to be updated for 2016:

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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