Bellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 16th, 2017 

Get Hooked on the 16th annual 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.

Registration is Open, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Look 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 Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest.

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.

Click to download a PDF

Click to download a PDF

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

Past Results

Check out the past Traverse Results (2010 – 2016).


Photo Finish

Jon Brunk Photography captured you as you crossed the finish line. Check out 2016 Bellingham Traverse gallery Buy local and put your shining face on the fridge! 

Company Teams

We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the 2017 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! 

Get Hooked

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Tourism Promotions

The Traverse media promotions plan is funded by City of Bellingham Tourism Promotion Grant Program 









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