Whatcom Falls 5K

Canceled – We are sorry to announce that this year’s Whatcom Falls 5K has been canceled due to COVID-19. Our tentative date for 2022 is Saturday February 5th.

When.  Where.  What.

Saturday February 5th. 2022 at 10:00am
Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham
All ages of runners/walkers are welcome as well as strollers. No dogs please.

Race Description

This 5K can either be Run Solo or as a Team of Two. The Solo Categories are Solo Male, Solo Female, Solo Male 45+, Solo Female 45+, Stroller (solo). The Team of Two Categories are 2 Guys, 2 Girls, Guy/Girl, Siblings/Cousins, Parent/Child and a  45+ Team (any combo of genders).

The race will start and finish near the fish hatchery. After a short loop to the north to spread the crowd out, you will head west on the Waterline Trail. Then turn south (left) on the trail that takes you to Lakeway Dr. where you will turn right and enter Bayview Cemetery. Follow roads through the cemetery and reconnect and turn right on the Waterline Trail. Head east (staying left if you meet on coming runners) then turn left and cross the wood footbridge. After crossing the bridge turn left then sharp right up a short but steep hill and turn right again at the top. This trail will lead you across the old stone bridge and up to the parking area. From here you will cross the road and go up the trail by the registration shelter and turn left at the top onto the road and follow this loop back to the start/finish area.

Race Map
2020 Whatcom Falls 5K Results

Race Entry Fees

  • GBRC Members: Free
  • Non Members: $15.00 (per runner)
  • Non Members High School Age & Younger: $5.00 (per runner)


Bib Pickup: 8:45 to 9:45am  (at the Large Shelter near the start).
Race Starts at 10:00am.

2020 Race Registration


There will be ribbons for the top 4 in each of these (11) categories. Male Solo, Female Solo, Male 45+ Solo, Female 45+ Solo, Stroller (solo), Teams of 2 Guys, 2 Girls, Guy/Girl, Siblings/Cousins, Parent/Child and a 45+ Team (Any Combo Of Genders)

We will have as many prizes as we can round up for top finishers and random prizes.

Race Sponsors

Directions and Parking

Lakeway Dr. exit 253 from I-5. Northbound take right at end of ramp, go 1 block then left on Lakeway. Southbound take left on Lakeway. Go 1.5 miles east past cemetery and turn left on Silver Beach Rd. (at Kenoyer). There is more parking in the upper lot off of Electric. We also encourage runners to park at Bloedel Donovan Park where we have a Shuttle transporting runners from 8:45am. – 9:40am. to the race start.  And on the return from 10:50am. – 11:20am.

Member, Participant & Attendee Benefit

15% Discount Rate at Oxford Suites Bellingham for GBRC Members, Participants & Attendees of the Two for the Road.
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 >

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 Whatcom Falls 5K  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.

For Info or to Volunteer, Contact:

Darren Postma, Race Director
Email: xcposty@aol.com