Check-In and Bib Pick Up

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Check-In Times and Locations

Friendly Reminder!! If you are picking up race morning for the 5k, 10k or Half, please arrive 45-60 minutes early to allow time to park, navigate to the start/finish area, use the restroom, warm up and grab your packet. There’s always a little congestion on race day. We recommend picking up your packet the day before at the Four Points by Sheraton (details above). 

If you are picking up for the Marathon on Race Morning, head straight to the start line and you will get your shirt after you finish. 

Shirt quantities will be limited, so if you need to swap your size to one different than the size you entered during registration, you will need to do so after you finish your race, first come, first serve on Sunday 9/22. 

  • Arrive Early: Plan to arrive at the pickup location with ample time to spare, especially if you’re coming from out of town.
  • Check-In: Approach the designated check-in area to verify your registration. Have your confirmation email handy as a backup on the off chance that we can’t find your registration. 
  • Collect Bib Number: You will receive your race bib, which includes your participant number and timing chip. This chip will track your race time accurately.
  • If you are changing race distances, please make sure to make the change at pickup by visiting the Info Booth.
  • Safety Pins:  Don’t forget to grab safety pins to attach your bib securely to your clothing. Make sure to wear the bib front-facing, on your outermost layer of clothing. 
  • There will be a limited quantity of 1,000 tote bags supplied by our presenting sponsor, PeaceHealth. First come, first serve, these will likely only be available on 9/21 at the Four Points By Sheraton Packet Pickup.
  • Ask Questions: If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask the event staff or volunteers.


PLEASE NOTE – If you are unable to pick up your packet in person, you may designate someone else to pick it up on your behalf. The designated individual must have a copy of your photo id and a signed note/letter authorizing the pickup on your behalf. For safety and liability purposes, no transfers are allowed without express permission from the race management team by seeing the info booth. If you are caught racing with a bib that does not match the registration, you will be disqualified. 


We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to be a part of the Bellingham Bay Marathon! Remember to review the event’s official website, keep an eye out for your pre-race email with all the information and be sure to review the courses prior to race day so you are familiar with your route. You can view all the courses by CLICKING HERE.


We’ll see you at the start line! For any questions, email