Lake Padden Relay

Saturday, August 24, 2024 – 10 AM

2023 Final Race Results

Race Details


About the Race: The Lake Padden Relays or solo run is a wonderful way to get active with your friends and family!  You may run this race solo, four times around the 2.59 mile course, or you may have a team of up to four people.  You can change your team members day of race if needed.

If you’re a solo runner looking for a teammate or two, try posting on the Greater Bellingham Running Club Group on Facebook: to find potential team mates.

Registration: Online registration will open May 25th, 2024 and closes August 23rd 2024 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.  There is day of registration, but it is highly recommended that you register ahead of time as total participant numbers are limited by City permits.  Pacific Multisports is providing chip timing and registration services.

Fit School Lake Padden Relay Training Program
Click on the following link and follow Fit School’s training program for the Lake Padden Relay:

Itinerary – Day of Race8:00-9:40am: Day of race registration will be available if spots are still available. All runners will need to be present when picking up their bibs and they will be required to sign a waiver before the start of the race.9:45-9:50am: Pre-race briefing – this will have important information about the course including the transition areas, make sure to listen closely.10:00am: Race Starts!

Registration: Online registration is now open and closes August 23rd, 2024 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.


Registration Costs:GBRC members:Solo: Free!Team: Free! (ALL members of the team must be GBRC members)Non-GBRC members:Solo run: $15Team: $30Please note: if anyone on the team is not a GBRC member, they must register as a non-GBRC member.Registering Day of Race Costs – Prices Increase!(Day of Race) GBRC members:Solo: Free!Team: Free! (ALL members of the team must be GBRC members)(Day of Race) Non-GBRC members:Solo run: $20Team: $40

Please note: There are no entry refunds, exchanges, transfers, or rollovers.

Race Day Information

An email will be sent out to all participants and team managers with race day information Friday August 23rd. You can email Deb Donovan ( for a copy of the email.

The race may need to be cancelled in the event that running would be hazardous to runners’ health. For example, this could be due to smoke levels, heat advisories, or extremely windy conditions. The race directors will carefully monitor conditions in the days before the race and will communicate with runners as necessary. No one wants to cancel a race, but runner safety is our priority!

Course Details

The course consists of four 2.59 mile laps counter clockwise around the lake on grass and trails, starting by the picnic shelter (east entrance). The course is mainly flat and over half wooded, with one brief steep upgrade and three rolling hills all in the woods on the southwest side of the lake. You can find more info on Lake Padden Park here. The course for this event follows the Primary Trail loop (minus Padden Gorge) as detailed on this map [PDF].

Course Map


Lake Padden Park is approximately three miles southeast of Bellingham. Take I-5 exit 246 for the northbound traffic or 252 for the southbound arrivals.

Team Logistics

Team Name: As long as we can print it you can use it. Be inventive!

2-3 Person Teams: Any team who wants to compete with two or three members are welcome to split the four loops among the team members. All teams will be placed in the same division as the four person teams.

Attire: Dress up! Be creative! Please be aware this is a family friendly event but we encourage participants to have fun while the run!

Selecting Age Group Category: Select your category by your average age of group members. E.g. ages: 35,40,30,46 together equal 151 divided by 4 = 37.75. This team would be in the 30-39 age group.


  • Please STAY HOME if you have had any of the following in the 2 weeks leading up to the
    ○ Any flu like symptoms
    ○ Tested positive for COVID-19 or awaiting a test
    ○ Been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

Awards: Ribbons are awarded three places deep in each category.

Contact Info

You can contact the race team at or individual coordinators at:

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Lake Padden Relay Records
2019 Final Race Results
2017 Solo Results
2017 Team Results