The Honeywagon Runs which started in 1982, got it’s name from the manure wagons (Honeywagons) which spread cow manure on the fields along the roads the event currently runs on. The runs have taken place each year with the exception of 2020 when they were cancelled due to Covid-19, this will be the 39th running of this small town country event. The events begin and end in the Nooksack Valley Middle School parking lot in Everson, Washington. We be outside the entire time so please plan accordingly. The runs take place on flat low traveled scenic country roads which will NOT be closed to traffic, so please use caution.
Updated Covid Policy
Proof of vaccination and masks are no longer required.
4 Mile Run Start in the Parking Lot of Nooksack Valley Middle School – Left on Main St. – Left on W. 2nd. St.- Right on W. Madison St. Left on W. 1st. St.- Right on W. Lincoln St. – Left on Nooksack Ave. – Left on Tom Rd. – Left on VanBuren – Left on Evergreen Wy. – Right on Shuksan St. – Left on Main – Left into School Parking Lot to the Finish
Half Marathon Start in the Parking Lot of Nooksack Valley Middle School- Left on Main St.- Left on W. 2nd. St.- Right on W. Madison – St.- Left on 1st. St.- Right on W. Lincoln St.- Left on Nooksack Ave. – Left on Tom Rd. – Right on VanBuren – Left on Hampton Rd. – Left on Trapline Rd.- Right on Stikney Island Rd. – Left on Timon Rd. heading West – U Turn at 7.6 mile point to head back East on Timon Rd.- Left on Trapline Rd. – Right on Hampton Rd. – Right on VanBuren – Left on Evergreen Wy. – Right on Shuksan – Left on Main – Left into School Parking Lot to Finish.
Aid Stations 4 Mile Course: There will be no aid stations. Half Marathon Course: There will be aid stations approximately every 2 miles. Please see map below for approximate locations.
GBRC Members All Events: $5.00 Pre-Race | $10 Day of Race
Non Members: 4 Mile Run: $25.00 Pre-Race | $35.00 Day of Race
Half Marathon Runners $35.00 Pre-race | $45.00 Day of Race
Half Marathon Walkers $25.00 Pre-race| $35.00 Day Of Race
Kid’s Fun Run (7 and Under): FREE
The 2023 race registration will open December 15th, 2022
Prize Money $100.00 for First Place Finishers Half Marathon Female/Male. $50.00 First Place Finishers 4 Mile Run Female/Male.
Prizes will be awarded to the 2nd. and 3rd. place finishers overall in the Half Marathon and the 4 Mile Run (Female/Male).
Prizes will be awarded for Age Groups 50-59, 60-69 & 70 Plus Fastest Time in both Half Marathon and 4 Mile Run (Female/Male). So, be sure to check in at the results table to see if you’re 0ne of our Fastest Time Age Group Award Winners.
Placement Ribbons will be given to the top 4 finishers in each age group (Female/Male) in both the Half Marathon and the 4 Mile Run. Age Groups are 10 and under, 11-15 and then in 5 year increments thru age 90.
All awards can be picked up at the awards table following your event.
There will be a tent near the start/finish 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 they leave.
Course Records (Nooksack Valley Middle School Course)
- Half Marathon Female 2019 ……………………………… Courtney Olsen 1:19:15
- Half Marathon Male 2022 …………………………………. Dylan Lennon 1:09:38
- Four Mile Female 2022 ……………………………………. Amber Morrison 23:59
- Four Mile Male 2022 ………………………………………..… Roberto Aguilera Jr. 19:56
The following start times are subject to change if the CDC requires wave starts at the time of the event.
Half Marathon (Early Starters): Start at 8:00am. Walkers please note the last aid station closes down at 11:30am. with the Finish Line closing down at Noon.
Half Marathoners Runners: Start at 9:00am
4 Mile Runners: Start at 10am
Kid’s Fun Run: Starts at 9:15am
RUNNERS are advised that all aid stations close down at 11:30am. and Finish Line timing will close at Noon.
“Refueling” goodie bags will be given to all runners and walkers at the completion of their event.
Bring all your old running shoes with you to the Honeywagon Runs and we 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 bbayrunning.com.
15% Discount Rate at Oxford Suites Bellingham for all Participants of the Honeywagon Runs.
To access the discount through the Oxford Suites Bellingham website, participants can type “GBRC” in the Promo Code box.
It’s a quick and easy way to make a reservation!
Directions to Event
From I-5 South: Take Sunset Exit (#255),turn right and go 1 mile to the Hannegan Rd. (3rd. light). Turn left on Hannegan, go 6 miles to the East Pole Road, turn right on East Pole Rd., follow East Pole Rd. to Everson, cross over Nooksack River Bridge and take the first right onto Main St. follow this until you see Nooksack Valley Middle School on your left less then one mile East.
From I-5 North: Take Birch Bay-Lynden Road Exit(#270). Turn left and go East to Lynden. Turn right (south) onto Guide Meridian, go to East Pole Road and turn left, follow East Pole Road to Everson, cross over Nooksack River Bridge and take the first right onto Main St. follow this until you see Nooksack Middle School on your left less then one mile East.
Long Sleeve Unisex Tech Shirts are available for both men and women or women can select a Tank Top version if they would like. Both versions of the shirts are $25.00 and should be preordered when you register. Deadline to order shirts is March 16th. 11:59pm.
Half Marathon Finisher Medals
Finishers Medals are available for purchase for $15.00 but also must be purchased during pre-registration. PLEASE NOTE: Deadline to order a Finishers Medal is March 16th. 11:59pm.
For more information or to volunteer Contact:
Larry Lober or DJ Johnson, Co-Race Directors