Beautiful 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!
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