The 2023 Fairhaven Frosty 10k, 5k and Little One’s Run is On! Please join us for a very fun and festive event located at the Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, WA, on December 2nd. at 10:00 a.m. Runners can run or walk either the 5K (1 lap) or 10K (2 laps) or Little One’s Run in the field next to parking lot.
We encourage holiday-themed costumes (there are several holidays in December, so choose your favorite)! We’ll be awarding ‘spot’ costume awards to our most festive runners and we will be playing holiday music at the start and finish area.
Awards will be given to the first place male, female and non binary runners in each race as well as age group awards.
The Little One’s Run led by The Bell Creek Nature School is on and begins at 9:45 a.m. near the 5 and 10k start (by the Bell Creek Nature School tent). Wear your favorite holiday costumes kids! There will be candy canes for all finishers.
New this year will be chip timing by Pacific Multisports! We encourage 5 and 10k runners to pick up your bibs at Fairhaven Runners on Thursday, November 30th from noon to 6pm or Friday, December 1st from 10 to 5:30pm. Please allow extra time if you instead plan to pick up your bib on Saturday morning at the race.
Registration is $10.00 for GBRC members for the 5k & 10k; $15 for non-members for the 5k; and $20 for non-members for the 10k. For those non-member runners 10 years old and under the fee is $5. Member’s children 10 and under run free. The kids’ 1/2 mile race is also free.
There will be water for the 10k runners as they start their second lap. There will be no other aid on the course. We will have light refreshments at the finish line.
Stay tuned for more updates for this year’s event!
Registration is now full for the 5k & 10k. We do anticipate openings becoming available, if you would like to be placed on our waiting list:
Little One’s Run
Spots are still available for the Little One’s Run. Registration for this event can now be done on race day.
GBRC Members 11 & Older: $10.00
GBRC Members 10 & Under: Free
Non-GBRC Members 11 and Older 5k: $15.00
Non GBRC Members 11 & Older 10k: $20.00
Non-GBRC Members 10 and Under: $5
Awards will be given to the 1st place male, female and non binary runners in each race as well as age group award ribbons. (1st-4th)
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.
Fit School’s Fairhaven Frosty Training Program
Click on the following link to follow Fit School’s Training program: CLICK HERE
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. Parking is very limited at the Park but is available a short walk away at Fairhaven Middle School.
Bring all your old running shoes to the Fairhaven Frosty and we will take them off your hands and keep them out of landfills. For more information go to shoe recycling and reuse at bbayrunning.com