2016 Bellingham Traverse

Get Hooked.

The Northwest Traverse hosts multi-sport events celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. See the ROOTS of the event.

Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem), CHUM (relay teams) and Company Teams challenge themselves and one another on courses that highlight the special recreational amenities of our region. 

Traverse Calendar

June 26thBellingham KIDS Traverse
1 mi. RUN, 1.5 mi MTN BIKE, .5 Obstacle Course and Team TREK to Mallard Ice Cream Finish.


September 17thVital Choice Bellingham Traverse
5.5 mi. GREENWAYS RUN, 6 mi. MTN BIKE, 18 mi. ROAD RIDE, 3.4 mi. TRAIL RUN, 3.6 mi. PADDLE and .65 mi. TEAM TREK to the Boundary Bay Finish Line and Bellingham Block Party.


Get a TASTE!



Recreation Northwest also hosts:

July 25th, 2015: Kulshan Quest
6 and 12 hour Adventures Races based out of Bellingham, WA

September 26th, 2015 San Juan Island Quest
6 and 12 hour Adventure Races on Orcas Island, WA

November 16th, 2015 Race Director Roundtable
Gathering of local race directors. If you want to come, just let us know!

March 12th, 2015 Recreation Northwest EXPO.
Bring your friends and family to check out the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation. We’ll have local shops, manufacturers, guides, outfitters, trainers, chiropractors and recreational organizations in-house to help get you on the right track for 2015

Check out the 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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