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
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• 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