Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, Washington
OK, here is your Last Chance to run a 1/2 marathon or full marathon in 2011! The 1/2 marathon course is an out and back and the full marathon course is the same out and back course two times, starting at Fairhaven Park Pavillion, running the Interurban trail out to Clayton Beach for the full 13.1 miles or 26.2. Course is subject to change if trail conditions mandate.
This trail has spectacular views and very few hills, just enough hills to make it interesting, and break up the flat sections. FYI: We have been known to have SNOW this time of the year so plan accordingly. The majority of this trail is covered with a canopy of trees which deflects some of the rain or snow, but this also means it doesn't heat as fast as an open course would. It can get cold. The majority of the trail is an old railroad bed, very easy to run on gravel surface, with the exception of Arroyos Park. Arroyos Park is a double track trail with a few bridges and a few fun hills. It is a very well maintained set of trails.
Registration is done exclusively through Databar Events prior to the event. There is no day-of registration. The race is capped at 200 participants, and unless the cap is met early, the registration closes at 5:00 PM PST on December 30th.
Directions to event:
Directions to Fairhaven Park :I-5 from either north or south to Bellingham, take Old Fairhaven Parkway/Chuckanut Drive Exit #250 (1st Bellingham exit from south, last from north) and go west towards Fairhaven to second light (12th Street), turn left, go over bridge, see Fairhaven Middle School in front of you after crossing bridge and while sitting at the light. When light turns green, turn left again, going past the rose garden (with no roses) to Fairhaven Park entrance. We will be located in the lower parking lot inside the park.