This Event Took Place Sat. Oct 19, 2013

Home of the 2014 USATF National Trial Half Marathon Championships!

We are proud to announce that the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon has been selected by the USATF as their 2014 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

Title Sponsor

2014 Race Presented By Flora Health

Shoe Sponsor


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 (see course map here). A super fun place to run and race! Sorry, NO REFUNDS and NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION.

Please carpool
We encourage everyone to carpool if at all possible as parking will be very limited.
There will be four aid stations along the course that will provide water, Gu2o and plenty of encouragement.

Race Photos
Your race photo will be taken along the course by a professional photographer.

Host Hotels

Co-Host Hotel Sponsors: Best Western Lakeway Inn, SpringhHill Suites


Friday, Oct 17th

At SpringHill Suites Bellingham
4040 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA 98226

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 Athlete and USATF Press Conference

Saturday, Oct 18th

At Lake Padden

7:00 am to 8:45 am - On Site Packet Pick-up
9:00 am - RACE START
1:00 pm - Awards

At Best Western Lakeway Inn and Conference Center
714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Poppe's Post Party with Hot Damn Scandal Band sponsored by Data-Link West Inc of Bellingham

Champion Sponsors

Northwest Sleep Solutions, H&R Block


Interactive course map can be found here.

Move your course over each Mile label in the legend to highlight that mile. Click to show a written description and photos, click the "x" in the upper right to remove. Click the Aid Station layer in the legend to show the location of Aid Stations. Click the Mountain icon for a elevation profile and elevation details. Click the "1 of 2 >" arrow to see the second page.


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.

Random Prizes
Random prizes will be awarded to runners. Prizes include weekend getaways, whale watch trips in the San Juan Islands from San Juan Cruises, running shoes, running apparel, dining certificates and more!!

Supporting Sponsors

Superfeet, WECU, Bellingham Physical Therapy

Many Thanks to our friends who support us: Best Western Plus Lakeway Inn, SpringHill Suites, Poppe's 360 Pub, City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Takao Suzuki Photography, Theron Eirish Massage, Classic Rock KISM 92.9, Cascade Radio Group, Girls On The Run, Bellingham Public Market, Bellingham Police Dept., Whatcom County Sheriff's Dept.

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

Theron Eirish Massage will also be on hand to do post race recovery massage for a minimal charge.

Who will benefit?

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:


Interested in a volunteer opportunity for this year's race? Please click and fill out the simple application and you're set.

All volunteers get volunteer only food at the race and are eligible for some cool volunteer only prizes!


Local time: 8:15 PM


Albert Coyle
Race Director

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