vital-choice-seafoodBellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 @ Noon

Get Hooked on the 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.

Results are posted

Check out the overall results and split times too.


Come to Play, Choose to Stay!

If you are coming from out of town, book your room now at the Best Western Lakeway Inn. They are offering great rates until the end of August!
See DEAL on ROOMS at the Lakeway Inn details.

Sound Fishy?

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.


Traverse Course

The Bellingham Traverse Course includes a 5.5 mi. Greenways Run, 6 mi. Mountain Bike, 18 mi. Road Bike, 3.4 mi. Trail Run, 3.6 mi. Paddle, 0.65 mi. Team TREK to the Boundary Bay Brewery Finish Line.

For race day information check out the 2015 Traverse Guidebook (PDF)


Past Results

Check out the past Traverse Results (2010 – 2014).

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.

Photo Finish

Jon Brunk Photography will be capturing you as you cross the finish line. Check out 2014 Bellingham Traverse gallery Buy local and put your shining face on the fridge! Here’s the Dept. of Fun:

Check out our maps of each leg and watch NW Traverse TV to see what we’re all about.


Company Teams

We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the 2015 Traverse Company Teams and sign up today.


Shout out to our Sponsors

We have great support for this event, both with Traverse Sponsors. Give them a big round of applause! Vital Choice as our title sponsor!

Vital Choice

Get Hooked

Like us on Facebook: Northwest Traverse

BTlogoCheck out the Course

We have Course Descriptions, Maps, and Videos for your viewing pleasure.

Gear & Rules

Here’s what you’re going to need for equipment and the rules
Need to rent gear while you’re here? We’ve got you covered.


The Traverse ties other fun events to it on Saturday. Partnering with The Bellingham Farmers Market and Bellingham Beer Week. This is a big day for Bellingham!

Tourism Promotions

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.





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