The perfect running weather is expected for the 2019 Bellingham Bay Marathon. According to weather.com, Sunday will be partially cloudy with a high of 61° and 43° humidity. We couldn’t be more excited to see this great weather headed our way!
When the first marathon participants hit the track for the walking marathon at 6:45 in the morning, the temperature is predicted to be just shy of 60°, staying mild for the rest of the day. See all race times.
What to Wear to the 2019 Bellingham Bay Marathon
While running gear varies greatly by personal preference, we recommend one or two light, breathable layers for mild to chilly weather. Here are a few options to consider:
On a mild day like Sunday the 29th, some will be wearing shorts and T-shirts, others pants and light jackets. The most important factors to look for in your running gear are breathability, friction-resistance, moisture-wicking, and general comfort. Running shoes and sneakers with proper insole support, moisture-wicking socks, and breathable clothes are the most crucial elements of a successful running outfit.
Sunrise will be at 7:06 am on Sunday, September 29th, so the sun will still be low in the sky when most of the races begin. Light, portable eye protection is a strong suggestion. Take your pick: sunglasses with straps, a foldable visor, or a brimmed hat.
Why wear sunscreen on a cloudy day? Clouds block approximately 20% of UV rays, which are the primary cause of skin cancer. We recommend sun protection for everyone, even on cloudy days.
Common friction points include the thighs, armpits, and unfortunately, the nipples. Wear form-fitting, breathable, and moisture-wicking clothes to keep these pain points healthy and pain-free. Most runners recommend wearing bandages, anti-chafing creams or butters, or kinesiological tape over high-friction areas.
Be sure to pack a full set of clean, dry, and warm clothes to change into after the race. Also consider bringing some with you along the way.. Many runners carry extra socks and swap them out halfway through the race. Clean clothes don’t just feel great after a run, they keep your body temperature up after all of that hard work.
No New Clothes!
It may be tempting to buy new shoes, pants, or even socks for the big day, but this has the potential to turn a lovely morning run into an awful experience. Brand new clothes are stiff, itchy, and awkwardly shaped – they quickly become softer and better formed to your shape after a few wears and trips through the laundry. On the day of the race, wear your most comfortable, tried-and-true running gear, then maybe buy a new pair of shoes to celebrate.
If you do end up buying yourself something special after the race, please visit our partner, BBay Running, at the Finish Line Festival to browse their collection of quality running gear.