Bellingham Traverse

Saturday, September 15th

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.

Photo Finish

Jon Brunk Photography captured you as you crossed the finish line. Check out 2017 Bellingham Traverse gallery Buy local and put your shining face on the fridge! 

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

Like us on Facebook: Bellingham Traverse

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. 

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 PDF

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


Company Teams

We have a great program for local businesses. Check out the Traverse Company Teams and sign up today.


Tourism Promotions

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








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