Whatcom County is a haven for outdoor recreation. Here are just some of the upcoming events:
Aug. 29, Muds to Suds: Navigate a challenging but fun 5k-course that includes sudsy experiences and eight mud pits at Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale. Details: mudstosuds.com.
Sept. 5, Lake Padden Relay: Participate in the four-person times 2.6-mile event, or the individual 10.3-mile run, on grass and trails at Lake Padden. Details: gbrc.net.
Sept. 5, North County Road Run: Enjoy a 5k, 10k or 25k run in beautiful north Whatcom County, with day-of-race registration in Lynden. Details: northcountyroadrun.com.
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Sept. 12, Samish Row and Paddle: The 5.5-mile Lake Samish course for rowers and paddlers starts and ends at Lutherwood Camp. Details: salmonrowandpaddle.com.
Sept. 19, Bellingham Traverse: Individuals and teams run, bike and paddle through Bellingham’s parks, trails and waterways, with the finish line at Boundary Bay Brewery. Details: recreationnorthwest.org.
Sept. 20, Chuckanut Century: Scenic road bike event offers range of distances, from 25 to 124 miles, starting and finishing at Boundary Bay Brewery. Details: chuckanutcentury.org.
Sept. 27, Bellingham Bay Marathon: The popular marathon offers scenic views of Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades. Details: bellinghambaymarathon.org.
Oct. 10, Stigma Stomp: Inaugural mental health fair and 5k run/walk at Bloedel Donovan Park benefits NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Whatcom. Details: namiwhatcom.org/stigma-stomp.
Oct. 17, Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon: Course is four laps counterclockwise around the lake on grass and trails. Details: ultrasignup.com.
Nov. 7, Bellingham Trail Marathon & Half: Challenging trail run features expansive views, thanks to 5,000 feet of climbing. Details: bellinghamtrailmarathon.com.
There are many websites about outdoor recreation in Whatcom County. A good starting point is basecampbellingham.org.