Lake Padden Relay

Saturday, September 5, 2020

2019 Final Race Results

Race Details

About the Race: The Lake Padden Relays or solo run is a wonderful way to get active with your friends and family! You may run this race solo, four times around the 2.59 mile course, or you may have a team of up to four people. You can change your team members day of race if you need, or by emailing the race directors ahead of time.

Registration: Online registration July 1, 2020 and online registration closes September 2, 2020 at 10:00pm Pacific Time. There is day of registration, but it is highly recommended that you register ahead of time.

Register Online Here
Registration Costs:
  • GBRC members:
    Solo: Free!
    Team: Free!
  • Non-GBRC members:
    Solo run: $15
    Team: $30
    Please note: if anyone on the team is not a GBRC member, they must register as a non-GBRC member.

Registering Day of Race Costs – Prices Increase!

  • GBRC members:
    Solo: Free!
    Team: Free!
  • Non-GBRC members:
    Solo run: $20
    Team: $40

Itinerary – Day of Race

  • 8:00-9:40am: Day of race registration will be available if spots are still available. All runners will need to be present when picking up their bibs and they will be required to sign a waiver before the start of the race.
  • 9:45-9:50am: Pre-race briefing – this will have important information about the course including the transition areas, make sure to listen closely.
  • 10:00am: Race Starts!

Course Details

The course consists of four 2.59 mile laps counter clockwise around the lake on grass and trails, starting by the picnic shelter (east entrance). The course is mainly flat and over half wooded, with one brief steep upgrade and three rolling hills all in the woods on the southwest side of the lake.

Course Map


East Lake Padden Park is approximately three miles southeast of Bellingham. Take I-5 exit 246 for the northbound traffic or 252 for the southbound arrivals.

Participants should enter by the east entrance and that they are encouraged to carpool because parking will be limited.


Ribbons are awarded three places deep in each division.

Lake Padden Relay Records

Team Logistics

Team Name: As long as we can print it you can use it. Be inventive!

2-3 Person Teams: Any team who wants to compete with two or three members are welcome to split the four loops among the team members. All teams will be placed in the same division as the four person teams.

Attire: Dress up! Be creative! Please be aware this is a family friendly event but we encourage participants to have fun while the run!

Selecting Age Group Category: select your category by your average age of group members. E.g. ages: 35,40,30,46 together equal 151 divided by 4 = 37.75. This team would be in the 30-39 age group.

Running Shoe Recycling Program

BBay Running and GBRC have joined together to start a program for runners to recycle their old running shoes. So bring all your old running shoes with you to the Lake Padden Relay and we will take them off your hands and keep them out of our landfills. For more info on this program go to shoe recycling & reuse at

Member, Participant & Attendee Benefit

15% Discount Rate at Oxford Suites Bellingham for GBRC Members, Participants & Attendees of the Lake Padden Relay.
To access the discount through the Oxford Suites Bellingham website, your members can type “GBRC” in the Promo Code box.
It’s a quick and easy way to make a reservation!

Oxford Suites Bellingham Website >

Big Thank You to Our Donors

2017 Solo Results
2017 Team Results

Contact Info

Sabrina Houck, Race Director:
Ryan Robie, Race Director: