Fairhaven Frosty

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Fairhaven Frosty races are in person for 2021! Please review the COVID protocols for more details.

The 2021 Fairhaven Frosty 10k and 5k is On!  Please join us for a very fun and festive event located at the Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, WA, on December 4th. Runners can run or walk either the 5K (1 lap) or 10K (2 laps).

This year’s run will be a live event capped at 150 runners, so register early.  With COVID considerations in mind, both the 10k and the 5k will have an open start with runners starting any time they wish between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  We’re going ‘old school’ with fun in mind and there will be no timing or awards.  But, there will holiday music, holiday treats and costumes are encouraged.  The organizers will be handing out ‘spot’ chocolate awards to those runners sporting the best holiday and snow-themed costumes!

Here are important additional details, including vaccination/test requirements. Please understand that we are attempting to follow state protocols and provide a safe and enjoyable, live event.


Registration will be free and online only with no in-person registration on race day. Registration opens November 10th, 2021 and ends on November 26th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Register Here!

COVID Protocols

Open Start

 Runners start at their convenience any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. the morning of December 4th.  The course will close at noon.

Packet Pickup:

Packet pickup will be done through Fairhaven Runners in Fairhaven, WA.  Participants who register will pick up their packets at Fairhaven Runners any day between November 28th and December 3rd.  There will be no race day packet pick-up.

Face Coverings

All runners must wear a face mask or buff (get creative and build it into your costume!) at the start and finish lines.

Vaccination and/or Test

At the start line, all runners 12 and over are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative result from a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the race.  Runners under the age of 12 are not subject to this requirement.


We are not encouraging spectators this year.  We encourage runners to wear costumes and take photos and share them with their friends and family after the event.

Food and Beverages

There will be post-race water, coffee and pre-packaged holiday themed treats.  These items will offered near the finish line. Please wear a mask when you are picking up food or drinks.  There will be hand sanitizer on the tables and the items will be spread out. Runners are encourage to carry their own water bottles for hydration during the run.

Drop Bags

There will be a tent near the start and finish line with a large tarp.  Runners may leave a bag with additional clothes on the tarp. We will have volunteers watching the area but runners are responsible for any items that they leave.


There will be 2 porta-potties and a hand-washing station in the parking lot.  Please maintain a six foot distance while standing in line and wear a mask.

Timing Information

There will be no timing for the in person event, this is a fun-run holiday themed event this year!

Course Information

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.

Part of this course is on the side of busy roads!  Be sure to use sidewalks and road margins. Stay as far off the road as possible.

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.

Previous Results

Results for the race can be found on Webscorer by clicking the button below.

Click Here for 2020 Race Results
Click Here for 2019 Race Results

Race Director Contact Info

Anne Johnson (Race Director) e-mail: annelj0206@hotmail.com
Kari Anderson (Race Director) e-mail: karila44@msn.com