Chuckanut Mountain 26.2/13.1

Sunday, May 3, 2015
Full and Half Marathon
Free Kid's Race

2014 Results

Register HERE 

Series Awards ceremony will be after the race at 1:30pm at Larrabee State Park at the band shell.  Runners who have done all the races in the series, won their age group or overall will all receive awards. Top three finishers at the Chuckanut Mountain Marathon and Half will also get awards. We will also give out random prizes!

Register: To sign up, go HEREOnline registration closes FRIDAY, May 1 at 6pm.  There will be day of race registration for $10 extra if there is still space in the race.  Race is limited to 300 runners.

RACE POLICIES & VOLUNTEERING: For information on our policies, please go here.  Volunteers get into the race for a discount (and in some cases free), or bring a volunteer to help all day and get in for free.* Go to our volunteer page for more info. Volunteers must confirm jobs with our Volunteer coordinator prior. Email Cam at to volunteer.

*Some restrictions apply

Half: $59 until June 1.  June 1-July 26 is $69  Day of race $79
Full: $79  until June 1. June 1-July 26 is $89.  Day of race $99
Kid's race: Free!
Bellingham Trail Running Club members get $5 off.  To become a member, register here. For more information on membership, see our website.  Email me at for the coupon code.  Code is the same for all the races.

Donations: Race donates to Girls on the Run!

Race Description:  All finishers get a custom artistic medal. This race marks the end of the 2014 Bellingham Trail Running Series!  Which means we will have a rollicking good time before, during, and especially after the race!  We will have live music from The Blackberry Bushes Stringband and excellent adult beverages.

The Blackberry Bushes Sringband are a Northwest Alt-folk String Band. The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork. The band will begin playing at 11am at the bandshell at Larrabee State Park (South Day Use Area).

26.2 mile:  This marathon has a little of everything and will test runners skill on narrow and technical single track trails, long climbs and descents, a shorter steep climb, with some beautiful views from the Chuckanut Ridge, Fragrance Lake, and Lost Lake Trail. Course has about 4,525 feet of elevation gain.  

13.1 mile: A fun and super scenic run through the best trailson Chuckanut Mountain. The course has 2,095 feet of climbing. 

Check in/Day of Race Registration/Bib Pickup:
 Two Options:

1. Pickup your race packet at the Lakeway Inn from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday July 26 (day before the race). It's located at: Best Western Lakeway Inn 714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229

2. Race Day: Race check-in (bib pickup) and day of race registration is from 6:45am to 9:45am at Lost Lake Parking area at Larrabee State Park (6:45am-7:45am for marathon, 6:45am to 9:45am for half).  All runners must check in.

Race Start Time:
7am: Marathon early start ONLY for runners needing more than 7 hours to complete the race. Not eligible for awards.
8am: Marathon Start 
10am: Half Marathon Start
Kid's race: 9:30am at Lost Lake Parking area
Awards: for series age group winners, overall winners, and runners who ran ALL the series races will be presented in the afternoon at the bandshell (the start/finish at Larrabee State Park) at 1:30 PM.

Parking: parking is limited.  Please carpool and show up early so that you can find parking. Parking is at Larrabee State Park and Lost Lake Parking Lot. You will need a Discover Pass to park in the park.  Pass is $10 per day or $30 per year.

Race Start and Finish Location: Race actually begins at Lost Lake parking, but parking is at Larrabee at the Band Shell (South Day Use Area) in Larrabee State Park. The finish and post race party is also at the band shell.  Click HERE to see a map of the park with the band shell.  Address of the park is:

Larrabee State Park
245 Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229

Aid Stations:
Marathon: mile 3.7, 9.2, 17, and 21
Half: mile 3.7 and mile 9.5

Cut Off Times: 

7 hour cut off, 8 hour cut off with early start at 7am. Early start is ONLY for people needing more than 7 hours to finish the race. Early start not eligible for awards.
Aid mile 9.2: 11:30am or 3.5 hours
Aid mile 21: 1:45pm, 5.75 hrs

Half Marathon Cut Off Times
5 hour cut off
Cut off mile 9.5 (aid station #2) is 3.5 hours from start of race.

T-Shirts: Short sleeve, gender specific Patagonia Capilene 1--- $30.    Shirts are not included in your entry fee, you must purchase them separately.  Shirt is a Chuckanut Mountain Marathon logo shirt. Order your shirt when you sign up for the race on Ultrasignup and pick it up at the race.  Please note that we do not mail shirts! You must pick them up at the race. 

New! SPECIAL BTRS Racing Jerseys, just in time for summer!  Patagonia Men's Capilene® 1 Sleeveless T-Shirt and Patagonia Women's Capilene® 1 Tank---  $30.  The shirt will have BTRS logo on the front with races in the series listed on the back!  Pictured are women's tank on left, men's sleeveless shirt on right. 

Hoodies: $45.  The comfiest, coolest sweatshirt around!  Black, unisex sizing with Bellingham Trail Running Series Logo on the front

Awards: There will be awards for top 3 male and female finishers in half and full marathon, as well as age divisions in the marathon and half: 0-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  Awards will also be given out for the Series participants who have won in their age division and overall.  Runners who have competed in ALL the series races will also receive awards!  

Additional Information: Everyone who parks in the park will need a Discover Pass, you can purchase one online by clicking here:Discover Pass. $10 per day or $30 per year.  We highly recommend you support the State Parks and purchase a year-long Discover Pass.  

MAPS: You are responsible for knowing the course.  We will mark the course very well with ribbons and arrow signs, but there is always the possibility that someone will tamper with markers, you might run past a key turn, or that you might still come to an intersection where you are unsure how to proceed. You can always print out a map and bring it with you on race day to refer to if you are unsure.  Studying the maps can keep you from getting off course on race day!

Map for the Marathon, 26.2 mile race. 4,525 feet of elevation gain

Chuckanut Mountain FULL marathon elevation Profile: 4,525 feet of climbing

Chuckanut Mountain Half Marathon Map: 2,095 feet of elevation gain
 Half Marathon Elevation Profile:
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband
Also check them out the night before the race at The Green Frog from 7-9pm. the Green Frog has delicious food and a ton of amazing beer on tap!
The Blackberry Bushes are a Northwest Alt-folk String Band. The Bushes’ innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music to create a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still. Joyful singing and songwriting are supported by carefully constructed soundscapes that feature virtuosic fiddle.
A longtime Northwest favorite, the band has developed into a national act, with recent tours across the US and Europe. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats.
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband has that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into a bluegrass instrumentation that retains distinct threads of sonic color. This is a daredevil sound that is delicate,bold, and like their thorny namesake, rooted and growing, growing, growing.