Chuckanut Foot Race

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Welcome to the 53rd Chuckanut Foot Race!

We are so pleased to be able to offer this as an “in-person” event, our first since March 8, 2020. It will be quite different from those in the past. Due to CDC guidelines, entries will be limited to 210. We will have 7 wave starts with 5 minute intervals in between each start. We are also  offering a Virtual Option for those of you who are not quite ready to participate in an “in-person” event.

COVID-19 Mask Policy

Masks must be worn at the start, when encountering others on the course,  at the finish and on the return bus shuttle. Thanks for helping to make this a fun, safe event for everyone!

Race Format

This year the Chuckanut Foot Race will be offered in two formats, both in-person and virtually.

In-Person Version

  • When: August 28th, 2021 (First Wave) @ 9am
  • Where: Starts at Marine Park (Fairhaven WA.)

Virtual Version:

  • When: August 21st thru August 28th
  • Where: Anywhere you choose

This point-to-point, seven-mile trail race starts at Marine Park in Fairhaven and finishes at Larrabee State Park, the oldest state park in Washington. After about 1/2 Mile on paved streets the course follows the legendary Interurban Trail, which threads through the Chuckanut Mountains and features gorgeous views of Chuckanut Bay and the San Juan Islands.  Click on Image below for better viewing.

Interactive Map | Strava Route


Online Registration is NOW OPEN TO GBRC MEMBERS ONLY through Aug 7th. Beginning Aug 8th registration will be open to ALL PARTICIPANTS, GBRC MEMBERS AS WELL AS NON MEMBERS. Registration closes Aug 18th, 11:59 PM.

There will be no race day registration.

All bibs will be picked up at Fairhaven Runners & Walkers PRIOR to race day. You will be notified when your bib is ready for pick up. Bibs MUST be picked up PRIOR to race day. ONCE YOU ARE REGISTERED, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN MAKE YOUR SPOT AVAILABLE TO OTHER RUNNERS.

Register for In-Person Race

Entry Fees

GBRC Members $5.00
Non Members 12 & Under: $10.00
13 & Over: $35.00

Note: Registration for non-members will open on Aug. 8th if we have not reached our limit of 210. Registration will close August 18th.


Due to the current Covid situation, we have decided not to have any hospitality at this years event. However, we will be offering Gatorade and water at the finish to refill your vessel.

Awards (In-Person Only)

A $70.00 cash prize will be awarded to whomever beats the fastest time in the last 10 years, Male/Female.

Times to beat:

  • Female: Kristen Rohde – 42:32.4 (2012)
  • Male: Dillion Quintana – 37:08.4 (2018)

Overall placement and age group awards will be as follows:

  • 1st Place Overall Male & Female: $53.00 dollar gift card from Fairhaven Runners & Walkers.
  • 2nd Place Overall Male & Female: $35.00 gift card from Fairhaven Runners & Walkers.
  • 3rd Place Overall Male & Female: $25.00 gift card from Fairhaven Runners & Walkers.
  • 4th Place Overall Male & Female: $15.00 gift card from Fairhaven Runners & Walkers.
  • Fastest Male & Female Age Groups 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89: $25.00 gift card from BBay Running.

Placement Ribbons (BY REQUST ONLY) will be given three deep in 5 year increments in each category starting with the age group 10 and under through age group 85-89 Male/Female.

Awards can be picked up at Fairhaven Runners & Walkers and BBay Running starting Monday August 30th. Check the results to see if you are one of our winners!


There is no race day parking available at Marine Park. Parking is very limited in and around Fairhaven so we strongly encourage runners to carpool. Parking is also limited at Larrabee State where the race finishes. A Discover Pass is REQUIRED to park in the Park. They can be purchased on site at the park for $10.00.

Once again, due to the current Covid situation, there will be NO SPECTATORS allowed at the start or finish.

Thank you for your cooperation.


All participants are encouraged to either run walk or find other means of transportation back to start line. If you choose, Baker Bus will be shuttling runners from the finish back to the start. You will need to sign-up for the shuttle during registration process. Due to CDC restrictions buses will operate at 50% capacity. Shuttle service will begin when buses are at capacity and will continue until all runners are transported back to the start.

Drop Bags Transport

Drop bags will be collected at the start and transported to the finish. We ask that  you  bring your own bag for your belongings.

Aid Stations

There will be no aid stations on the course this year so we strongly encourage you to bring your own hydration. However, we are offering Gatorade and water at the finish to refill your vessel.

Finish Line Closure

Finish line will close at 12:00 PM and we ask all runners not to congregate and to leave in a timely manner when finished.

The virtual version consists of running/walking a 7 mile distance anytime, anywhere between August 21st thru August 28th. Once completed, you must post your time on webscorer to be eligible for the many prizes that will be given away. There will be no placement awards given for this version.


Registration for the Virtual event is now open. Click the link below to register.

Register for Virtual Race

Entry Fee

This version is free for everyone!


Sport-Tek Short Sleeve Unisex T-Shirts are available for men & women for $25.00. Women’s Racerback Tanks are also available for $25.00. Shirts are pre-order only, there will be none available on race day. The deadline to order Shirts is August 20th. 11:59pm.

Running Shoe Recycling Program

BBay Running and GBRC have joined together to recycle your old running shoes. So take your old shoes to BBay Running  and they 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

2019 Race Results
2018 Race Results
2017 Race Results
2017 Race Photos

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For more info or to volunteer contact:

Race Director

Larry Lober: