Race Beneath the Sun2018-09-12T19:59:19+00:00

Project Description

20th Annual Race Beneath the Sun

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5 Miles

Race Day Registration is from 9am. to 9:45am. at Fairhaven Park (upper pavilion).
Participants for the Kid’s 1/2 mile race should register at the upper pavilion at Fairhaven Park by 9:30am.

2018 Race Results
2017 Race Results
2016 Race Results

Course Description

  1. Start at upper pavilion in Fairhaven Park*
  2. Leave park at upper connector to Interurban Trail
  3. Left (west) on Interurban Trail *
  4. Left on 10th Street*
  5. Right on Cowgill
  6. Right on 4th Street
  7. Right on Trail* (that crosses 6th St*, 8th St*, and behind Bellingham Tennis Club)
  8. Connect back to Interurban Trail at 10th Street*
  9. Stay on Interurban Trail until bench above Old Samish
  10. Turn around at bench
  11. Right on C. Moore Trail*
  12. Right at sign to Hoag’s Pond*
  13. Connect to College Street
  14. Right on 25th Street to 24th Street*
  15. Stay on 24th Street to Old Fairhaven Parkway
  16. Left on Old Fairhaven Parkway*
  17. Left on 16th *
  18. Straight on path to Interurban Trail
  19. Left on Interurban Trail*
  20. Right at upper connector to Fairhaven Park*
  21. Finish at upper pavilion in Fairhaven Park

A * in above description indicates that a course volunteer will be at these locations on the course. There will also be course monitors on Fairhaven Parkway at 22nd St and 20th St in the last mile of the race.

Due to new permit requirements, the back half of this course has changes that are new for 2018.

This is an open course. We do not stop traffic and all participants are informed of this prior to the start of the race.

Click Here to View Course Map

Race Times

Kid’s 1/2 Mile Start: 9:45am (participants should register by 9:30am)
5 Mile Run Start: 10:00am


Awards are 4-deep in each age group. Grand prizes to overall Male and Female finishers. We will also have random drawings (must be present to win).


Online registration will open around April 1st.

Race day registration is from 9-9:45am at Fairhaven Park (upper pavilion).

Fees for non-GBRC members is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for ages 18 and under. There is no fee for the 1/2 mile kids race.

Note: This race will be capped at 125 runners. Please pre-register online if possible. If we reach 125 runners there will be no day of race registration. Online registration will close on June 8th.

How to Get There

To reach Fairhaven Park, take exit 250 off I-5, head west on Fairhaven Parkway 1 1/2 mi to 12th St (traffic light). Turn left and stay left at the next light to follow Chuckanut Drive 300 yds to a left turn into Fairhaven Park. Additional parking will be available at Fairhaven Middle School. Please car pool if possible!

Race Hats

Fabulous Race Beneath The Sun hats will be available for pre-purchase during online registration only for $18.00. Hat pre-orders must be placed by May 27th. There will be a very limited supply for sale on race day.

Course Records

Name Time Year
Ryuji Matsumoto 26:57 2004
Darcie Montgomery 30:49 2003

Running Shoe Recycling Program

BBay Running and GBRC have joined together to start a program for runners to recycle their old running shoes. So bring all your old running shoes with you to the Race Beneath the Sun 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.

Big Thank You to Our Donors

Member, Participant & Attendee Benefit

15% Discount Rate at Oxford Suites Bellingham for GBRC Members, Participants & Attendees of the Race Beneath the Sun.
To access the discount through the Oxford Suites Bellingham website, your members can type “GBRC” in the Promo Code box.
It’s a quick and easy way to make a reservation!

Oxford Suites Bellingham Website >

For Info or to Volunteer, Contact:

Alison Allen, Race Director
E-mail: alisonallen@frontier.com, Phone: 360-961-9199

Carolyn Nordtvedt, Race Director
E-mail: carolynrdh@hotmail.com , Phone: 360 733-4386