FESTIVALS: Junior Ski to Sea events begin Friday, May 15

The 2015 Ski to Sea festival gets underway with Junior Ski to Sea events, starting with the Junior Ski to Sea Parade on Friday, May 15.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. at Cornwall Avenue and Kearney Street and continues down Cornwall and ends at Railroad Avenue and Champion Street. Participants line up at 4:15 p.m., with judging at 4:30. The deadline to enter the parade is past.

The Junior Ski to Sea Race is Saturday, May 16, at Lake Padden Park. In the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry event, six-member teams register to participate in a five-leg race, with running, three-legged race, biking, soccer ball kicking, and an obstacle course. The race schedule:

Morning race for grades 3-5

• 8 a.m., check-in

• 8:45, course walk-through

• 9, race begins

• 9:30 a.m., awards

Grades 6-8 and open division for community members

• 11 a.m., check-in

• 11:45 a.m., course walk-through

• Noon, race begins

• 12:30 p.m., awards

Afternoon race for grades 3-5

• 1:30 p.m., check-in

• 2:15, course walk-through

• 2:30, race begins

• 3, awards

Details: 360-734-1330, bellingham.com