Bellingham Kids Traverse

Bellingham Kids Traverse

Sunday, June 25th, 2017 
10am & Noon at Bellingham’s Squalicum Creek Park

6-9 year olds race at 10am and the 10-12 year olds and Open divisions race at Noon.

Thank you to everyone for making our first race at Squalicum Creek Park such a FUN day!
Results are now posted, see how you did

“Fabulous race event-love the length of each race leg and the different types of obstacles in this leg of the race! Great vibe-super organized! Our team had a great time and can’t wait to do it next year.”

KIDS can have just as much FUN as their Parents!

Get the Kids Hooked on the Bellingham KIDS Traverse, a fun relay race that celebrates the journey of wild salmon. 6 – 12 year olds form SOLO (Chinook), TANDEM (Coho), RELAY TEAMS (Chum) to run, bike and compete on an obstacle course through Bellingham’s Squalicum Creek Park.

Copy of IMG_1536Top 3 finishers in each age group get awards and all finishers get a KIDS Traverse medal and Mallard ice cream. The KIDS Traverse supports the Stewardship and Education Programs of Recreation Northwest. This is the day after the popular Lake Padden Triathlon on Saturday, June 25th.

The Course

Starting in Squalicum Creek Park, the course offers a 1 mi. Run winding through the park; the 1.5 mi Bike course is a mix of grass, dirt and compact gravel with some elevation gain; a .5 mi Obstacle Course is set-up on the field and offers a variety of challenges; the final leg is the .25 mi Team TREK to the Finish Line.


See Course descriptions for more details or click the map above to download a PDF.



Mallard Ice Creamenjoying the Mallard Ice Cream finish

@ Finish Line !!

Local Sponsors

We are supported by Local Sponsors to be able to make it all happen. It takes a village! Want to join WECU, Birch Equipment, Mallard Ice Cream and others? Check out the Bellingham KIDS Traverse Sponsor Guide (PDF)


Local Partners

We are partnering with Sustainable Connections and the Eat Local First campaign. Healthy living starts at home. You are what you eat! Grow Great Kids. Start by shopping at the Community Food Co-op.



See Kids Traverse Divisions for full details of age groups. 


Bring Your Own (Water) Bottle. We will have water for you to refill your water bottles. This is part of our efforts to provide a sustainable event and demonstrate smart behavior for our kids. We have great drinking water that we work to protect- let’s enjoy it. 

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