Get Hooked on the 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.
2018 Traverse Guidebook
Download your copy of the 2018 Bellingham Traverse Guidebook to get the skinny.
Shout out to our Sponsors
We have great support for this event, both with Traverse Sponsors and Company Teams. Give them a big round of applause!
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Get Hooked up with a Team or Teammates!
Find new friends and get a team together on our Facebook: Traverse Team Finder.
If you aren’t on the facebook and you want to connect, contact Todd and he’ll do his best to hook you up.
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.
We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the Traverse Company Teams and sign up today.
The Traverse media promotions plan is funded by City of Bellingham Tourism Promotion Grant Program
Read the latest Traverse news from The Confluence
Foul Weather Paddle Course Alternative PlansWith the ever evolving forecast for Traverse Day, we would like to share how we plan to handle the weather and provide for a safe and fun experience for all of our folks- Spawners, Volunteers, Support Crew and Spectators. These decisions are made by our on the water Marine CREW of 5 vessels working directly... Read More →
Volunteer Orientation at Backcountry Essentials 9/13 @ 7pmHey Folks, If you’re new to or interested in volunteering for the Traverse, come meet the CREW. Come early and check out all the great new and used gear in the store! Here’s more information on Volunteering for the Traverse. Traverse Volunteer Orientation @Backcountry Essentials 214 W. Holly St Thursday, September 13th 7:00 pm –... Read More →
Preview the new Trail Run course in FairhavenThis year, there is one major change to the Trail Run course in Fairhaven. Come out on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm Meet at Fairhaven Middle School. We’ll run at a casual pace from the start at Fairhaven Middle School, up through Fairhaven Park, do the loop and exit out of the park and... Read More →