Whatcom Falls 5K

Saturday, February 3, 2024 – 10:00 AM

Whatcom Falls Park, Bellingham
All ages of runners/walkers are welcome as well as strollers. No dogs please.

2023 Race Results

Race Details


If you aren’t feeling well the day of the race, please do not attend.


This year we will be offering light refreshments and water after the event.

Chip Timing

This years event will be Chip Timed for the first time by Pacific Multisports.

Course Description

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

Race Entry Fees

  • GBRC Members: Free
  • Non Members: $15.00 (per runner)
  • Non Members High School Age & Younger: $5.00 (per runner)
  • Fees increase by $5.00 February 2nd 11:59pm. 
  • Race day registration will be offered starting at 8:45am
  • Entries will be limited to 200 participants
  • PLEASE NOTE: Entry Fees will not be refunded for any reason
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Bib Pickup: 8:45 to 9:45am  (at the Large Shelter near the start).
Race Starts at 10:00am.


Placement Ribbons will be given to the top 4 finishers in each age group (Female/Male). Age Groups are 10 and under, 11-20  and then in 10 year increments thru age 90.

There will be no official award ceremony. All awards can be picked up at the awards table following your event.

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 and walk/run over to the start.

2022 Race Results
2020 Whatcom Falls 5K Results

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