Get some exercise, get dirty and and have fun doing it with an adventure race at Whatcom Falls Park this weekend for children, families and both serious and not-so-serious runners.
Run Wild Bellingham is at 9 a.m. (children’s race) and 10 a.m. Sunday at Whatcom Falls Park, starting from the picnic shelter on the east entrance, near Electric Avenue and Lakeway Drive, where same-day registration is available.
There’s no set course and no total distance, except for the children’s portion. Runners must collect tokens at three points along the main route, which is essentially the park’s perimeter. Gnome-hatted officials at various points along the trails can award a token for one minute off a runner’s or a team’s score.
Leashed dogs are OK on the course. Costumes are encouraged. The event benefits Wild Whatcom, an outdoor education program.
Registration is $35 single, $45 for a three-member team (which can include children) and $10 for the approximately one-mile Derby Dash on the east side of the park. There’s no fee for children who run with their parents, and parents can register and run in the Derby Dash with their child.
For more information, to register, and to see a map of the course, go online to runwildbellingham.com.