Fragrance Lake Half

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Half Marathon 

2014 Results

All finishers receive a custom medal
New for 2014 will be a half marathon. The course will be different but similar to the 20k.  No 10k or 20k event.

Online Registration on Ultrasignup (signup here)
New! Free kids race, sign up on ultra signup or race morning. 1k distance, begins at Clayton Beach Parking at 9:30 a.m.
Registration opens Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, Feb. 14 at noon. Day of race registration will be available for $10 extra if the race is not full.

Race benefits Girls on the Run
Fragrance Lake
Race Course Description:
Run past the serene Fragrance Lake, and when you think it can't get any better, you'll run through fields of sword fern and soak in all hues of green on the Rock Trail while running past towering rock faces and rocks as big as houses through a magical green forest above Lost Lake. You might even see a forest fairy or two, it's that magical. This will be the first time a race has ever been held on the Rock Trail!

The course also traverses the scenic and super technical Ridge Trail with views of the Cascade Mountains. This is no ordinary Half Marathon.  It's tough with 3,300 feet of vert and almost entirely single track trails (except for at the start, which helps to spread people out before they hit single track).  We'll have our usual post race festivities: a post race meal, local brews, and an awards ceremony! 


Check in/Day of Race Registration/Bib Pickup:
Race check-in (bib pickup) and day of race registration is from 8am to 9:45am at the South Day Use Area by the Band Shell at Larrabee State Park.  All runners must check in.

Parking: parking is limited.  Please carpool and show up early so that you can find parking.  Parking is at Larrabee State Park and Clayton Beach 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: Race will start at Clayton Beach Parking.  It ends at the Band Shell (South Day Use Area) in Larrabee State Park.  The start finish are just 2/10 of a mile apart, across the street.  Click HERE to see a map of the park with the band shell.  Address of the park is:

Finish line: & parking:
Larrabee State Park
245 Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, WA 98229

Distance: 13.1mile, plus 1k free kids race

Start Time: 10 a.m. for the Half, 9:30 a.m. for the kid's race

Cost: $55 ($65 after Feb. 1, $75 for day of race). Kid's race is free! All adults and children receive medals. Pint glasses for adults. 

Aid Station: 
mile 7, near the top of Cleater Road (start of the Ridge Trail). Aid will have snacks, fruit, GU gels, soda, water, GU Brew. 

Cut off for Aid #1 at mile 7: 2.5 hours, or 12:30pm
Overall Cut off: 2:30pm or 4.5 hours


Race benefits Girls on the Run
 
Day of Race registration: We will have day of race registration if the event is not sold out.

Discounts: Bellingham Trail Running Club members receive $5 off.  Must be current in your membership dues.  Register for the club here.  Email me for the coupon code at runcandicerun@gmail.com
View of the Cascades from the Chuckanut Ridge

Aid Stations:  Aid station is at mile 6.5 at the top of Chuckanut Mountain (Cyrus Gates Overlook Parking/top of Cleater Road). Aid station will have water, GU Brew electrolyte drink, GU gels, fruit, and a wide variety of snacks. No drop bags.

Post Race Food: We will have a post race meal for runners and their family at the finish line.

Volunteers/Get in for Free: Volunteer at one BTRS race and get into a BTRS race for free!  You can also bring a friend or family member to volunteer to receive free registration.  Email for more information at runcandicerun@gmail.com

Shirts: Cut off date to order a shirt or hoody is Jan. 28.  You can order one when you sign up for the race via Ultrasignup.  Short sleeve, gender specific Patagonia Capilene $30.  Shirt has Fragrance Lake logo on it.  Shirts are not included in your entry fee, you must purchase them separately.  Order your shirt when you sign up on ultrasignup. You must pick up your shirt at the race (or have someone pick it up for you) or forfeit it.  Sorry, we don't mail them.

Hoodies: Order cut off date is Jan. 28.  Cost $45.  Thick sweatshirt hoody, perfect for hanging out post race.  Order yours when you signup via Ultrasignup. Black, unisex sizing with Bellingham Trail Running Series Logo on the front and the races listed on the back.  You must pick up your hoody at the race (or have someone pick it up for you) or forfeit it.  Sorry, we don't mail them.

Patagonia Down Jackets with race logo: order yours when you sign up on ultra signup. $169 (retail: $219)
NEW PATAGONIA DOWN JACKETS with Series Logo on the Back! Buy one when you signup for a race on ultrasignup. Our price $169, regular price $219.
- See more at: http://www.bellinghamtrail.com/#sthash.TxBtH18f.dpuf

Awards/Medals: Cool, locally made medals for top 3 male and female finishers Half Marathon and 1st in age groups. New this year: All finishers receive a custom made medal.  Collect all the medals for all the races.  All kids get medals in kid's race!

Series Awards: Runners will earn points by participating in races that are in the Bellingham Trail Running Series (BTRS).  The higher you place in each race, the more points you will earn.  See Series Info page for details.  The man and woman who gets the most points in the trail series will receive a locally made artistic medal, as well as free entry in all the Bellingham Trail Running Series Races in 2015. Prizes for top 3 finishers in the series and age groups. Run all the races in the series and get a special medal!

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

Map of the Half Marathon Course

Fragrance Lake Half Marathon Elevation Profile, total 3,300 feet of ascent and descent.


2013 Results
2012 Results:
10k
20k
Unofficial Bonus Miles Finishers