Come experience Bellingham and “Run the Bay”!

Featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands, and North Cascades mountains, we are often called one of the most beautiful road races in the Pacific Northwest.


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Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K presented by PeaceHealth will be hosted virtually from September 21st to October 4th. Full details will be announced the week of August 25th.

We would like to thank everyone who has registered for The Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. We know all of you have been training hard and have been looking forward to achieving your goals. That is why we have worked extremely hard to find a safe way to make the Bellingham Bay Marathon happen. We have worked extremely hard on putting together a format in which all runners would be socially distanced and safe before, during and after the race. Unfortunately, the only way in which we would be granted a permit to run the event is if we are in Phase 3. Even though we do have high hopes we will be in Phase 3 by September 27th we have been left with an inadequate amount of time to safely prepare to host a live event. We need at minimum 45 to 60 days advance notice for us to prepare adequately. Therefore, we are forced to switch the 2020 Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Relay to a virtual run. 

All currently registered participants will get the option to either defer their full entry to 2021 Bellingham Bay Marathon weekend or to take part in the Virtual Run. For the virtual run we have some really fun Challenges planned and will be offering a drive through packet pickup. All virtual participants will get their Finisher Medal, Race Shirt, Bib Number and will all be entered to win some really fun prizes and awards. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds. Any proceeds left over will still go to Bellingham Rangers Youth Soccer and Bellingham Bay Youth Swim Club. We will offer free shipping of virtual packets to everyone in Washington State. Shipping will be $10 if in the US but outside Washington State and will be $15 for Canadian Residents.

We would also like to take this time to let everyone know that Bellingham Bay will be going to a 2 day format in 2021 and will take place the weekend of September 25th and 26th 2021. The 5K and 10K will take place on Saturday and the Half and Full Marathon will be on Sunday. We have also revamped the full marathon course so it no longer runs over railroad tracks. We hope to see all of you in 2021!