We are moving forward with Hamster Endurance Runs in-person races happening August 14-15, 2021! Registration is set to open Thursday, May 13th. Space is limited to accommodate 2020 rollovers and COVID guidelines.
Want to get loopy in beautiful Bellingham Washington? Run a 6, 12, 24, or 32 hour race around the gorgeous 2.6 mile Lake Padden loop . A wide and non-technical gravel path with 150 feet elevation gain per loop will allow runners the opportunity to stretch their legs and test their limits in classic PNW forests. A fun aid station atmosphere with experienced volunteers await all runners reach their goals!
While trying to achieve a time or distance goal, runners’ entry fees will support Whatcom Family YMCA's Girl's On the Run. Runners who complete 100 miles in their time category will receive a belt buckle.
Walla Trails & Community was formed specifically to continue this event started by Kelly Krieger in 2013. The idea of helping runners with their goals while supporting a local organization doing excellent work sounded too good to pass up. With 17 years of non-profit work under my belt, three 100 mile belt buckles, and experience directing a night time trail running event called Twilight 12 Hour, I am passionate this event will be a win-win for everyone involved. The 2020 local non-profit will receive a donation courtesy of your entry fee:
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•Whatcom Family YMCA Scholarship Fund As a previous YMCA employee, I have seen firsthand what and how scholarships benefit families. Programs like Girls On the Run are fully funded by money received by the community.