2020 GOING VIRTUAL
Hamster Endurance Runs at Lake Padden may be cancelled for 2020 but we are still getting loopy in August 22-23rd! Register for either a 6 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour, or 32 hour looped challenge set for Hamster weekend. Everyone will start at 8am on Saturday morning and run/walk/crawl as much or as little as you like until your designated time is up. The catch? You need to find a 4 mile or less looped course to run. It wouldn’t be Hamster Endurance Runs without a short looped course! This event will be helping support the Whatcom Family YMCA and several small businesses. Visit Walla Trails for all the details.
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:
Local time: 1:10 AM
•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.