This year’s Fairhaven Frosty will be offered in a virtual format on the course located in Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA. Runners can run or walk either the 5K (1 lap) or 10K (2 laps) any time from December 15th to December 31st and upload their results to Webscorer. All runners/walkers can also participate in our photo contest where they are encouraged to show their holiday spirit. Three prizes will be awarded for photos: best kids costume (age 12 and under); best overall costume and best holiday-themed face mask. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5th.
Results for the race can be found on Webscorer by clicking the button below.
The race will be free to both GBRC members and non-members. Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking the button below.
You can record your time on Webscorer and it will be based on the honor system. Note: if you are using Strava to record your time please log the elapsed time and not the moving time.
There will be no time-based awards this year.
The 5K course follows a large loop on roads and hard pack trails. The 10K course is a repeat of the 5K course. These are the traditional courses. At no time do you cross a road.
The race starts just inside Fairhaven Park at the juncture of the entrance road and the sidewalk leading to the park building. Start facing Chuckanut Drive, head out of the park and immediately turn left onto the sidewalk on Chuckanut Drive heading left (south). The largest hill, about 100 feet, occurs in the first 1/2 mile. The course continues on Chuckanut Drive, going back downhill then turns left on Old Samish Hwy for a very short time before turning left onto the Interurban Trail. Follow the Interurban trail north for almost a mile before the route leaves the Interurban with a quick right and immediate left (west) out onto the Fairhaven Parkway sidewalk heading towards Fairhaven. At the stoplight do not cross but turn left (south) onto Chuckanut Drive and proceed along the sidewalk, over the bridge and through another stoplight, until returning to the Fairhaven Park entrance on your left, and the finish line (where you started). The 10K course will repeat this 5K route one more time.
Directions to the StartGoogle Map Directions
The start of the race is at Fairhaven Park located in south Bellingham off of Chuckanut Drive. From I-5 take exit 250 to Fairhaven Parkway. Go west about 1 1/2 miles to the light (Chuckanut Drive.) Turn left and the Park Entrance will be on your left in about 1/4 mile. There is several different parking options within the park.