vital-choice-seafoodBellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 

Get Hooked on the 15th annual 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 now posted – see how you did.

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! 

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 Vital Choice Traverse supports the Stewardship Programs of Recreation Northwest and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.

Click to access a PDF version of the guidebook.

Click to access a PDF version of the guidebook.

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 – 2015).


Company Teams

We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the 2016 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

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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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