Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Get Hooked on the 15th annual Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. Families, friends and local companies form Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and CHUM (relay teams) to run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails and open waterways.
We are doing a 15th Anniversary shirt this year and will be selling them through pre-orders only. Be sure you order your shirts (through registration, or here) by August 30th!
Have fun with your friends and compete with the best–everyone is welcome to participate in this beloved community event. Celebrate your accomplishment with a pint of Traverse RED IPA at the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line! The Vital Choice Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.
Check out the past Traverse Results (2010 – 2015).
Share Your Stories
We would like to share the event from your perspective! Show us by posting one of your pics to the Northwest Traverse Facebook Page (especially if it’s one showing off how awesome you looked!). Or send us your race story and we will share it on our blog, The Confluence.
Jon Brunk Photography will be capturing you as you cross the finish line. Check out 2015 Bellingham Traverse gallery Buy local and put your shining face on the fridge! Here’s the Dept. of Fun:
We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the 2016 Traverse Company Teams and sign up today.
Shout out to our Sponsors
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Gear & Rules
ONE BIG BLOCK PARTY
The Traverse media promotions plan is funded by City of Bellingham
Tourism Promotion Grant Program
More Fun to be Had!
Recreation Northwest Event Calendar
Our listing of the races, events and fun stuff that we’ve found to do around the region.