The Bellingham Bay Marathon is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Bay Swim Team and Whatcom FC Rangers soccer club, and it provides financial support for other local youth programs. Overall, 100% of net proceeds benefit Whatcom County youth non-profit organizations!
The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST) is a year-round club affiliated with Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS), a committee of USA Swimming. Founded in the fall of 1995, this parent board-run club offers swimmers from all skill levels, novice to elite, the opportunity to improve themselves and their swimming through the continued development of advanced swimming technique and conditioning in the sport.
BBST is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 100 swimmers of all ages, abilities, and commitment levels. The team offers something for everyone, from beginning swimmers to highly skilled swimmers competing at the national level.
Whatcom Football Club (WFC) Rangers is the select soccer program in Whatcom County, situated in District One of the Washington State Youth Soccer Association.
WFC Rangers is a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who oversee a coaching and development staff of 50+ soccer professionals. Club membership is made up of 450 boy and girl soccer players, playing on 28 teams in several leagues.
The Bellingham Bay Marathon acknowledges that we gather on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. Please join us in expressing our deepest respect and gratitude for our Indigenous neighbors, the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation and the Nuxwsa’7aq (Nooksack) tribes, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways. In recognizing these tribal communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, their descendants, and their living culture.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners who help make BBM possible!