The PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse, a multi-sport event that takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, has a unique program for local companies, called Traverse Company Teams. Traverse Company Teams allow local businesses the opportunity to put together teams and build strong relationships through a fun and adventurous outdoor race.
The PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse celebrates the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. It highlights the recreational amenities of Bellingham and involves running, mountain biking, road biking, paddling and team trekking. Along with Company Teams, the event offers divisions for Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem) and Chum (relay) teams.
“Traverse Company Teams are a great way for people to get their companies and employees involved in a fun community event,” said Todd Elsworth, Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, the organization that produces the PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse, Bellingham Kids Traverse, Olympia Traverse and other recreational events.
The company teams signed up for this year so far include Mills Electric, Superfeet, Logos Bible Software, Kulshan Cycles, Vital Choice, PeaceHealth Foundation, REI Bellingham, Mt Baker Imaging, Birch Equipment, Klicks Running, Cascade Joinery, Village Books, Favinger Plumbing, Crossfit X, Performance Health Northwest, US Bank, Gateway Controls, SPIE, DIS Corporation, Bellingham Ear Nose and Throat, GeoEngineers, Q Laundry, YMCA Department of Fun, Saturna Capital, Appliance Depot, and WWU Alumni Association.
“Traverse Company Teams are a great opportunity to bring business owners and employees together for a day of fun and fitness, while flying their company colors and gaining recognition in the community,” Elsworth said.
For more information and a fun video about Traverse Company Teams, visit the Traverse Company Teams page of the PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse website.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.