Founded in 2013, Recreation Northwest is a non-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization, based in Bellingham, WA. We began with the existing Bellingham Traverse as our foundation to launch into doing more than just races. Our first years were seeded in the multi-sport and AR race world. Our mission evolved to be able to include the programs of Stewardship and Education.
Recreation Northwest Event History
Northwest Traverse Multi-sport Series
North Bend (2014)
Bellingham KIDS Traverse (2014-2016)
Race Director Roundtable (2013-2015)
Quest Adventure Races (2013-2017)
Bellingham Swim Run (2017)
Alliance Gatherings – Bellingham & Seattle (2016-2019) formerly known as Basecamp
Recreation Northwest EXPO (2014-2019)
Washington Outdoor Summit (2016-2018)
Breakfast of Champions (2017-2018)
Whatcom Parkscriptions Day (est. 2019)
Great Outdoors Awards (est. 2019)
*Bellingham Traverse (2002) and Olympia Traverse (2010) were founded by Todd Elsworth and Fourth Corner Productions, LLC. As a founder of the organization, Elsworth leased the rights to Recreation Northwest to host and grow it into the NW Traverse Series in our first year. Yes, same guy that is a founder and current Executive Director of this great organization.