Lake Samish Runs

Fri January 1, 2021 to Sun January 17, 2021 – Virtual

Lake Samish Runs
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s Lake Samish CELEBRATE 2021 Runs will be offered only in a virtual format.

Race Information

Course map:


Run 1 lap for 6.5 mile race

Run 2 laps for Half Marathon

Lake Samish CELEBRATE 2021 Runs  will be offered in a virtual format on the course located at Lake Samish, Bellingham, WA.  Runners can run either the 6.5mile (1 lap) or Half Marathon (2 laps) any time from January 1st to January 17th and upload their results to Webscorer.  This provides three full weekends in the New Year to run the traditional Lake Samish course along with the unusual opportunity to choose a weather window that suits you.  Please be aware that in the month of January, it is not uncommon to see patches of frost, ice, and or snow along the road.

Online registration for this race will be available Sunday December 6, 2020 until Thursday January 17, 2021.


Timing Information

Registration for the Lake Samish CELEBRATE 2021 Runs is available through Webscorer using the link below. Your time will need to be recorded on Webscorer and will be based on the honor system.  Note: A Webscorer account is required to log your results; this is a different account than your account. Also, if you are using Strava to record your time please log the elapsed time and not the moving time.

The race will be FREE to both GBRC members and non-members.  Registration can be accessed by clicking the button below.

Race Etiquette

In order to keep our race safe and enjoyable for all participants, we have a few safety requests. This course is on an open road in a mostly residential area so please stay to one side of the road and yield the driving lane to passing vehicles. If using ipod/phone/other noise makers, please remove one ear bud.  Wearing bright colors or lights to help you be seen by motorists is recommended.

Parking Information

For the first time in many years, we are recommending you park at Lake Samish Park for 2021. Please note,  the (indoor) restrooms are NOT open at the Lake Samish Lodge at this time, there is however a portable restroom in the parking lot, so plan accordingly.

Results 2021

2021 Race Results

– Big Thank You to Our Donors –


Colette McNabb, Race Director

Rex Hall, Race Director