Community Sports

Ski to Sea registration opens

Registration is now open for the 2015 Ski to Sea race online at The race is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 24, with the finish in Bellingham’s Fairhaven neighborhood again.

Only 500 team slots are available, so the race organizers encourage early registration. Teams are made up of eight racers in seven different sports: Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, running, road bicycling, two-person canoeing, mountain biking and sea kayaking.

More information can be found on the race’s website at

Junior Ski to Sea Race and Parade registration open

The Junior Ski to Sea Race and Parade are open for registration through the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s website at

The Junior Ski to Sea Race, held Saturday, May 16, at Lake Padden Park, is a five-leg race for six participants. The race consists of running, three-legged running, biking, soccer and an obstacle course. Participants must be at least in third grade.

The parade will be held Friday, May 15, on Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham. Registration and more information on both the race and parade can be found at

Registration open for Bay View Women’s Run & Walk

Runners and walkers can now register for the 33rd Annual Bay View Women’s Run & Walk, held Saturday, May 16, beginning at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center in Bay View.

This year’s event will include at 10k and 5k run, as well as a 2 mile run and walk. Participants can register online at

Bellingham Ultimate opens registration

The Bellingham Ultimate spring league is now open for registration at the organization’s website, League games are played from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sundays in the April 4-June 7 spring season at Northwest Soccer Park.

Bellingham Ultimate will also offer preseason clinics for beginners and those who want to practice. The first is scheduled for 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Northwest Soccer Park, and the final three are set to be at 4 p.m. April 12, 19 and 26, at the same location. The league encourages new participants to attend as many clinics as possible.

Ferndale team to compete in WSPBA State Championships

A team from Ferndale will compete in the 50th Annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association (WSBPA) State High School Varsity Bowling Championships. The event is held Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22, at Kenmore Lanes in Kenmore.

Thirty-two five-person teams will compete for $10,000 in college scholarships in three divisions, along with 40 bowlers competing in a singles division. Teams qualified for the State Championships based on their order of finish in regional leagues held statewide between November 1-January 31.

Ferndale’s team competed in the Skagit league and finished with an average score of 806. It will compete in Division II at the State Championships.

Teams will bowl five matches of five games on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. using the Swiss Format. Teams return Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. to bowl, five Baker matches of five games with total points won over the two days determining the State Champions.