A Greater Bellingham Running Club race
A running event for the whole family
When: Thursday nights, 2.5K kids’ run at 6 p.m., 5K at 6:30. July 10 – Aug. 14
What: Thursday evening trail races for all ages and abilities. Bring the whole family to the inaugural season of these 2.5K and 5K weekly trail runs. This is a great way to try trail racing for the first time, introduce kids to the fun, or hone your speed with fellow runners. Nice spots for a post-run picnic of your own. No entry fee, no numbers. Start/finish line will be marked and timing device provided.
Where: Alternating between marked courses at Lake Padden and Whatcom Falls.
July 10 (Padden)
July 17 (Whatcom Falls)
July 24 (Padden)
July 31 (Whatcom Falls)
Aug. 7 (Padden)
Aug. 14 (Whatcom Falls)
Lake Padden (start near dog park): See 5K course and 2.5K course
Whatcom Falls Park (start at lower parking lot near playground on Silver Beach Rd.). See 5k course and 2.5K course
Registration: No entry fee, no registration required. Waiver required for first-time participants, available at start/finish area starting at 5:30 p.m.
Results: In keeping with the low-key nature of the races, a timing device will be provided at the finish. Runners can record their own times on clipboards after the race. Results will be posted on the GBRC results page.
For more information, go to www.gbrc.net
Co-sponsored by the City of Bellingham
NOTE: We need volunteers to help on the day of the races during the kids’ race. You would still be able to take part in the 5K. If you are able to help at any of the races, please contact Warren Cornwall at .
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.