Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon & 5k

October 12th 2019
Registration closes October 11th.
Half Marathon – $45*
5k – $25*
Shirt – $20*
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* Prices include any applicable taxes.
Get your fill of dirt, rocks and roots at the Lake Padden Trail Half – a 13.1 mile TRAIL half-marathon! The dense forest around Lake Padden, (located in beautiful Bellingham, WA) gives way to a challenging and memorable course designed for intermediate to advanced runners. In addition to the half marathon there is a 5k, a great and memorable event where we encourage everyone who participates to wear a costume.
Lake Padden Half Marathon is part of the Washington Full & Half Marathon series. Complete 4, 7, or 10 of the participating races in a given year and receive a medal celebrating your accomplishment at a medal race. Check here for a list of races participating in the half series.
Parking

There is parking near the start/finish for a number of runners. Should we get a very large number of runners it would be a good idea to carpool if possible. If not possible, arriving early enough to secure a spot and walk to the start is a good idea.
Schedule of Events

9:00 am Check-in Starts
10:00 am Half Marathon Start
2:00 pm Course closes
Lodging

TownPlace Suites
4050 Northwest Avenue
Bellingham, WA
SpringHill Suites
4040 Northwest Avenue
Bellingham, WA
Getting Here

Lake Padden Park is located just a few short miles outside Bellingham. It’s easily accessible from I-5 coming from the south or north.
Coming from SOUTH of Bellingham:
Take exit 246 for North Lake Samish, turn left onto S Samish Way, continue 2.4 miles until you reach the Lake Padden EAST PARK ENTRANCE (you’ll pass the west park entrance on the way), take a left and continue until you’re able to find parking near the race start.
Coming from NORTH of Bellingham:
Take exit 252 for Samish Way, turn left onto S Samish Way, take the 1st right to stay on S Samish Way, continue 2.3 miles until you reach the Lake Padden EAST PARK ENTRANCE (you’ll pass the west park entrance on the way), take a right and continue until you’re able to find parking near the race start.
Course Information

Trail Half Marathon Race Course
This course is not the course used when this race was a USATF race. This is the original course.
5k Course
Aid Stations

2.5 miles – Water, Sports Drink, Soda, Snacks
6.25 miles – Water, Sports Drink, Soda, Snacks
8.5 miles – Water, Sports Drink, Soda, Snacks
10.5 miles – Water, Sports Drink, Soda, Snacks
Finish Area – Hamburgers, Vegie Burgers, Soup, Variety of chips, snacks, soda, water.
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