Things are starting to warm up outside! The sun is finally showing our beautiful little part of the world some much-needed love. But even on a cloudy day, a little bit of chilly weather and some Spring showers are not going to keep the die hard runners of Washington indoors. Especially not when there are races to be run. Speaking of which, it’s time again to get those legs pumping because Bellingham’s 8th annual Fun With The Fuzz 5K is just around the corner!

What is Fun With The Fuzz 5K?

The Fun With the Fuzz 5K is a road race to support the Behind the Badge Foundation. 100% of the proceeds from this race go directly to the foundation which is responsible for taking care of the families of fallen officers as well as maintaining the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial located in Olympia. This race hopes to provide assistance as well as awareness for this great foundation.

Here are some of the things that make the Fun With The Fuzz 5K one of the most unique events in Bellingham!

  • Cash prize for the overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers of the Men’s and Women’s Divisions!
  • The course is open to both runners and walkers
  • Participants receive Fun with the Fuzz reusable grocery bags with your race packet pickup.
  • Pre-race packet pickup the day before the race at the Bellingham Police Department
  • Chip-timed race – Accustat Sports Timing will be on hand to give you live finishing times
  • Professional race photography by Jon Brunk Photography
  • Free T-shirts for the first 1500 participants registered
  • Coffee provided by Starbucks
  • Post-race pizza provided by Little Caesars and other refreshments provided by Haggen
  • Fun with the Fuzz ribbons for the top finishers in each age group
  • Great raffle giveaways from the Diehl Ford, Scotty Browns, Roger Jobs Motors and more!

When and where does the race take place?

This year’s Fun With the Fuzz 5K is on Saturday, April 22nd. Racers may pick up their pre-race packet with information about the 5K the day before (4 pm – 7 pm) or the morning of the race (7:30 am – 8:45 am) behind the Bellingham Police Department on C st. (map). The price of entry before the event is $20 and on the day of the event is $25. The race will kick off at 9 AM with a cash prize for the 1st-3rd place finishers of the Men’s and Women’s divisions!

Behind the Badge Foundation

The Behind the Badge Foundation provides comprehensive support to Washington state’s law enforcement agencies, families and communities after an officer has died or suffered serious injury in the line of duty.  Behind the Badge Foundation serves survivors of a line of duty death (spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, in-laws, affected co-workers, and chaplains). Behind the Badge also serves law enforcement officers, and their families, who continue to serve and protect our communities.