Home of the 2016 USATF National Trail Half Marathon Championships!
We are proud to announce that the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon has been selected by the USATF as the 2016 National Trail Championships. Any racers who wish to compete for prize money, either Open or Masters, must be a USATF member prior to the race. Please bring your USATF membership card to the race.USATF Prize Money
Open Men and Women: 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250, 4th - $125, 5th - $75
Masters Men and Women: 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50
2016 Race Presented By Flora Health
Come run some of the most beautiful trails that Lake Padden Park and our area have to offer. An epic half marathon trail race that is both rewarding and challenging. The race starts along the scenic setting of beautiful Lake Padden and makes its way up and through the forested single track trails. A super fun place to run and race! Sorry, NO REFUNDS and NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.
We encourage everyone to carpool if at all possible as parking will be very limited.
There will be three aid stations along the course that will provide water, Gu2o and plenty of encouragement.
Your race photo will be taken along the course by a professional photographer.
SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites
Get the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon special rate!
Friday, Oct 16th
At Bellingham Market Depot
1100 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham
2:00 pm - Vendor Expo Set-up
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Expo and Packet Pick-up
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Elite Press Conference
Saturday, Oct 17th
At Lake Padden
8:00 am to 9:45 am - On Site Packet Pick-up
9:00 am - 5k Race Start
10:00 am - Half Marathon Race Start
1:00 pm - Awards
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Post Race Get Together at Aslan Brewing Company
Age Group Awards
Any USATF competitor receiving prize money will not be eligible for age group awards. Unique hand crafted awards created by Bay Engraving will be presented to first male and female overall, special awards to first male and female masters overall & grand masters overall and top 3 in each ten year age category.
Post Race at Race Site
Join the post race party lakeside for recovery food, drink and friends. Recovery soups and foods provided by Terra Organica, Great Harvest Bread & Bookfare Cafe
Race Proceeds Benefitting Rebound of Whatcom County
We have a passion for running and racing and enjoying the many adventures around our community, We also feel that reaching out to help our kids will make our community a better place and give those kids a chance to enjoy some adventures too. Your race fees will go to benefit the kids of Rebound. To learn more about Rebound and their mission, please log on at: www.reboundwc.org
2016 T-Shirt Design
Interested in a volunteer opportunity for this year's race? Please stay tuned for contact information.
All volunteers get volunteer only food at the race and are eligible for some cool volunteer only prizes!
THIS RACE COULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU!
Local time: 7:46 AM