With all this random snow we keep getting, it’s hard to believe that February is over and March is already here. We hope you’ve all been having as much fun on the trails as we have. We may only be a week into the new month but we’ve already had two local races just this last weekend with the Stewart Mountain Half Marathon/10K on Saturday (3/4) and the GBRC Padden Mudfest – 6 Mile Trail Run on Sunday (3/5). But we’re just getting warmed up! Here’s our list of local races coming up in March:
Running ‘O’ the Green – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Get your green on and join us in celebrating with a run/walk, then stick around for the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
- Events will be a 5 klick walk/run (approx. 3 miles) and an 8 klick run (approx. 5 mi.).
- Both races will start in the 1000 block of Cornwall Ave.and finish in the 1000 block of Railroad Ave.
- Early packet pick up will be available at Bellingham Bay Running Club the day before the race.
- We will be providing an electronic Virtual Race Bag with coupons and other offers from our sponsors.
Chuckanut 50k – Saturday, March 18, 2017
Celebrating its 25th event, The Chuckanut 50k is a community-driven, ultra-endurance trail race is based in Fairhaven, WA, and often called one of the most competitive races in the region. The stunning course is suited to all levels of athlete, from novice to most experienced. The 25th anniversary event has been named a selection race for the 2017 IAU Trail World Championships in Badia Prataglia, Italy, for both Team USA and Team Canada.
In 2017, the course starts and finishes in Fairhaven Park and utilizes the Interurban Trail to access the beautiful single-track trails of Chuckanut Mountain. Runners climb to the ridge, catch a glimpse of Mt Baker (on a clear day), descend near Lost Lake and revel in the last climb up little Chinscraper. The Interurban awaits, and runners see what turnover they have left in their return to the festivities in Fairhaven Park.
Birch Bay Road Race – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Run along the beautiful shores of Birch Bay at the Birch Bay Road Race! You’ll spot eagles and herons as you run or walk along our USATF certified courses.
- Views abound the beautiful course is run along the shores of Birch Bay while the crisp sea air fills your lungs.
- There will be aid stations on the course serving water, Clif nutrition products (Gels), and electrolyte drinks.
- There are no aid stations on the 5k course, but plenty of food and drink after you’re done running.
- Running groups and teams are invited to sign up for the Club Challenge.
- All three courses have slightly changed in 2017.
- Walkers are also welcome.
- Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers, male and female, in the 5k, 15k, and 30k.