All seven legs of Whatcom County’s signature 93-mile adventure relay – now in its 45th year – played out under clear skies and without any reported mishaps. Boomer’s Drive-In made up 50 seconds in the last leg to bring home the team’s first-ever overall Ski to Sea win Sunday, May 28, 2017. Music: "Dirtbike Lovers" courtesy Blue Dot Sessions.
Nearly 30 teams competed under sunny skies Saturday afternoon in the 2017 Junior Ski to Sea Middle School & Community Race at Lake Padden Park. The relay's legs included running, bicycling and an obstacle course.
Photos from the parade are shown as a marching band made up of students from Bellingham middle schools performs at the start of the Junior Ski to Sea Parade on Friday, May 19, in Bellingham. The annual event started at Cornwall Avenue and Kearney Street and ended downtown at Railroad Avenue and Champion Street.
Carson Lehnert, a 12-year-old from Blaine, Wash., hit halfcourt shots at the buzzer – twice – in games against Stanwood and Anacortes on Saturday, Jan. 21 while playing for his AAU basketball team. Carson's feat was aired on ESPN's SportsCenter when the national network aired its Top 10 plays the next day.
Organizers of the Mount Baker Ultra Marathon have released this video promoting the June 4 event. No more than 100 runners will start at noon in Concrete and finish in 18 hours or less. They'll run 50 miles up to Mount Baker's 10,160-foot Sherman peak and back. The race draws its inspiration from the century-old Mount Baker Marathon, which lasted for three years from 1911-1913. You can find more information at mtbakerultra.com.
Thousands of runners got colorful Sunday, Aug. 21, at The Color Run 5k race in downtown Bellingham. Runners paid $40 to $60 to The Color Run, an event company that organizes events all over the country. About 150 volunteers with the Whatcom Family YMCA helped with the run, which made a donation to the YMCA for program and membership scholarships.
Runners start the annual Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage at Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, Friday morning , July 15, 2016. The 200-mile relay race – one of 18 Ragnars in the U.S. – runs through Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties finishing in Langley on Whidbey Island.
With temperatures reaching into the 90s, about 2,000 athletes competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington on June 4-5, 2016. Athletes offer their race day views and Special Olympics’ spokesperson Dan Wartelle gives a quick competition overview.
About 320 teams competed in the 2016 Ski to Sea Race, a seven-leg, 93-mile adventure relay from Mt. Baker Ski area to Bellingham, Bay, held Sunday, May 29, 2016. Beavers Tree Service won the race, becoming the second Whatcom County division team ever to win the overall title.
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