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
2014 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 (see course map here). 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 four 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.
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
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 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!!
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: www.reboundwc.org
Interested in a volunteer opportunity for this year's race? Please click www.lakepaddentrailhalf.com/race-info/volunteer/ 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!
THIS RACE COULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU!
Local time: 5:06 AM