Muds to Suds race looking for volunteers


Whatcom Events is looking for volunteers for the 2nd Annual Muds to Suds race.

The muddy obstacle course is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24-25, at Hovander Park in Ferndale.

Volunteers need to commit at least eight hours and will receive free race entry. Volunteers can assist with race setup, obstacle monitoring, registration and various other activities.

Race costs are $35 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for kids. Registration includes race entry, a T-shirt, beer (for adults), root beer floats (for kids) and a bratwurst on a bun.

Muds to Suds is a 2.5-mile obstacle course complete with 22 muddy obstacles and a sudsy final obstacle, all of which are spectator and photographer friendly. Some of the obstacles include: seven mud pits, rope webbing in trees, climbing walls, snake tubes, hay-bale stairs with a slide, hanging tires, cargo-net climbing, a balance beam and a finale slippery sudsy soap pit.

Participants are encouraged to dress up for the event and prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes, as well as race winners in each division, which include kids (8-14 years old), students (15-20), adults (21-49) and masters (50-plus).

Local food vendors, music and Boundary Bay Brewery beer will be at the finish line. A fire truck will be available to hose off participants.

Visit to register and or volunteer.


Two Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and defensive lineman Red Bryant, are coming to Bellingham's Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn for a free family-friendly event open to the public from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 11.

They'll be accompanied by the Seattle Sea Gals dance squad and will pose for pictures and sign autographs. They'll also be at Poppe's 360 Neighborhood Pub from 7-9 p.m.

From 10 a.m.-noon Friday, July 12, the Seahawks are hosting a free Gatorade Junior Training Camp at Civic Stadium. Advanced registration is required at


Several Whatcom County golfers put together fine performances during the Washington Junior Golf Associations' Junior World State Qualifier Thursday, June 27, at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

Bellingham boys' golfer Taylor Paul shot a two-round 158, and Red Raiders teammate Cody Roth shot a 164. Bellingham girls' golfer Brooke Branigan shot a two-day 160, and teammate Jenn Paul shot a 163. Lynden's Emily Ming shot a 187.

Boys' golfers played a 6,890-yard Par 72, while the girls played a 6,100-yard Par 72.


Local amateur golfers Rick Weihe and Bob Shannon competed during the U.S. Senior Open qualifying Thursday, June 25, at Rope Rider at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum.

Shannon shot a 4-over 75, and Weihe shot an 8-over 79. Both finished outside the top 10. Only the top two golfers qualified for the U.S. Senior Open.

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