GBRC Board Members
Before she finished her Undergraduate studies, she decided it would be an amazing accomplishment to run a marathon and in 2011 she completed the Seattle Marathon. It didn’t last long before she started getting into trail running and that April 2012 she ran and completed her first 50 mile race. Sabrina is now running trail ultramarathons- distances vary but as large as 100 milers. She will always take the opportunity to run if it involves a good group of people, great food, and beautiful views!
Sabrina and her husband became GBRC members for a number of years and both love what GBRC brings to the community. Sabrina has worked with other nonprofits in town and works within the education system currently. She has a passion for helping people live healthy, community center, lives and she is thrilled to have an opportunity to be a Board member.
As a GBRC board member Tim helps with various technology related things such as website updates and online registration setup. He is also one of the founders and race directors of our new trail race The Blanchard Beast.
I recently joined the GBRC board after being a member of the club for several years. I’ve been the race director for the Lake Samish runs for the past six years and will be transitioning to direct the Haggen to Haggen. I look forward to contributing more actively to this wonderful organization!
After doing a handful of road half marathons, I was introduced to trail running in 2015. I loved the challenge of the variable terrain and the sense of being on an adventure in the woods. I do almost all of my outdoor activities and trail running with my husband, Brock. We also enjoy bike touring, hiking, and cross-country skiing. I love trail races, particularly half marathons, and I’m interested in tackling some longer distance events in the future.
I’ve regularly attended the Wednesday night track workouts since joining GBRC. I’ve met the best people at the track through this club, and with their support, I’ve seen significant improvement each year. I never thought speed work was something I’d enjoy, but with the camaraderie of the group and our incredible coach, it’s a blast! I would encourage anyone who is interested in checking out the track workouts or local group runs to just go for it! You will find many new running pals and have a ton of fun.
I decided to get more involved in GBRC after six years of reaping the rewards of being a member. I am delighted to now be a board member, and I love telling people about our awesome running club! I need to have my trusty GBRC running hat on whenever I run, and I am rarely seen without it. My favorite GBRC races are the Chuckanut Foot Race and The Blanchard Beast. My other favorite local race is the Baker Lake Classic 25K. I’ve run it every year since its inception in 2015. Bellingham is an amazing place to be a runner. We have an incredible running community, great trails, and a historic running club to support us!
He loves running, hiking and biking. The running bug hit him when he moved from Montana to Washington in 1986. Though he primarily enjoys running Marathons, he has also run the Chuckanut 50K.
Larry has been a GBRC member since 2009 and has been director of the Honeywagon Runs since 2012. He is a regular volunteer at both the Lake Samish Runs and the Chuckanut 50K. He looks forward to serving on the GRBC Board and working alongside the other members to continue to keep our club strong in this community.
Involvement in this wonderful community is a source of pleasure for him. Other interests include volunteering at both the Mt. Baker Theater and the Pickford Film Center. He encourages others to volunteer at GRBC events as well as at other community events as a way to give back. Giving is a good thing and it benefits everyone.
Bellingham has such an amazing network of trails that interconnects this city and its people with outdoor adventures. After many solo explorations of both of those things, Ryan started to meet and become friends with many like-minded people in the local running community, which strengthened his desire to help ensure that running truly is available as a healthy outlet for everyone.
Outside of GBRC and his other community volunteer involvements, Ryan currently works as an ecological restoration educator and has been a public servant throughout his professional life.
Running came to my world by watching my son run track in high school. Two things drew me to the sport. The simplicity – with only a pair of shoes, anyone can compete not only against others but simply with oneself. We may not make the podium but we can always run a personal record. The people – I’ll always remember the girls’s team cheering as the final runner from every team crossed the finish line. Runners are an extraordinary community of people!
My running life began by setting a marathon goal for my 60th year. With that mission accomplished I soon after joined the GBRC and have continued putting one foot in front of the other – sometimes in rapid succession, sometimes not – ever since.
Following a work life in architecture and planning, retirement in 2021 provided the opportunity of time to give back to our community. After a trial run as co-director, I became race director for the Padden Mudfest in 2022. I was invited to join the GBRC board the same year. Other activities that bring joy include music, biking, hiking, F1 racing, travel and an old Porsche.
Max and his partner moved to Bellingham in the Spring of 2020. Max knew he wanted to surround himself with amazing people who enjoy running, so he decided to join a local running club to volunteer and give back to his new community, but the world had other plans. As the world returned to normalcy he joined GBRC to start giving back.
As a GBRC board member Max strives to empower others to feel like they are runners now matter how far or fast they may run, if today is your first run or you have decades of miles in your legs, Running is for everyone.