Stewart Mountain Half/10k

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Half Marathon, 10k & Kid's race
Photos Here:
Results Here

All finishers receive a custom finisher's medal!

Course Description: Only race that goes up Stewart Mountain! The Stewart Mountain Half Marathon starts at North Lake Whatcom Trailhead (Hertz Trail).  The half marathon runs along the beautiful & blue Lake Whatcom before heading up Stewart Mountain for a partial out and back, and MY OH MY the views are sweet! The race descends by taking a single track trail after some logging roads with stunning views of Lake Whatcom and Bellingham.  Runners will enjoy forest and lake views throughout the race.

Half: $65 until Feb 1 ($75 after Feb 1, $85 for day of race)
10k: $50 until Feb 1 ($60 after Feb 1, $70 for day of race)
Register for the entire series: Signup for all the races (any distances per race) and save $10 per race. Email Race Director for coupon code
Kid's race is free! Register your kid at the race. All kids get finisher medals.

Discounts: Bellingham Trail Running Club members receive $5 off (doesn't apply to when you get coupon for registering for all races in series)  Must be current in your membership dues.  Register for the club here. Email Kristal for the coupon code at
Race Policies: For information on our policies, please go here.

Volunteering: Volunteer at a race and earn a free/discounted entry into another BTRS race. Bring a volunteer for the day and race for free*  Go to our volunteer page for more info or email our volunteer coordinator at

Kid's Race: 8:30 a.m. (1/2 mile)
Race start is at the North Lake Whatcom Trailhead.  (Follow Northshore drive on the east side of Lake Whatcom to it's end at the trail head)

Half Marathon: 9 a.m. start
10k: 9:30 a.m. start

Elevation Gain for 10k: 100 feet, 6.2 miles, out and back on Lake Whatcom trail
Elevation Gain for half: Approximately 3,369 feet
Elevation Profile
Check In/ Day of Race Registration/ Bib Pickup: 7:30-8:45.  All runners must check in and pick up their race bibs.  There will be day of race registration unless the race sells out ahead of time.  Race is limited to 200 runners

Photography we will have a photographer on course to capture your run. You will receive an email after the race with a link to the photos.

Directions to the Race: google map HERE.  Because there is no physical address for the park, the closest we can get is 3200 N. Shore Drive.  If you are using google maps, your destination will be North Shore Drive, Bellingham.  The North Lake Whatcom Trailhead/Park is near the end of N. Shore Drive (south east side of the lake).  Follow N. Shore Drive until you get to the park, you'll take a left.  We are staging the race in the upper parking lot and will have parking volunteers to help you find a place to park.  Please carpool, we have limited parking!!  The County has a description on how to get to the park on their website:

Parking: Please carpool because parking is limited.  Parking is at North Lake Whatcom Trailhead.

Race Distance: 13.1 mile, 10k
Kid's Race: 1/2 mile distance. Kid's race starts at 8:30 a.m.  Kids receive medals for finishing!

Aid for Half: Aid at mile 4.2 and 11.5. We'll have water, electrolyte drink, gels and snacks.
Aid for 10k: None on course but we will have food at the finish for you

Post Race Refreshments: We will have post race pizza, soup and drinks for all runners and their family

Cut off for half: Please be prepared to finish the event in 4.5 hrs or less, that's an average of 3mph. We will have a cut off at aid 1, mile 4.2 at 10:20, that's 80 minutes.
No cut off for the 10k

Volunteers/Race for Free: Volunteer at one BTRS race and get into a BTRS race for free or for a discount depending on your time commitment.  You can also bring a friend or family member to volunteer to receive free registration.  Email our volunteer coordinator for more information at



Awards: Awards for top 3 male and female finishers in both distances. No age group awards. All finishers receive a custom finisher's medal! 

Shirts and Hoodies: Cut off date to order a shirt/hoody is Feb. 25, you can order one when you sign up for the race via Ultrasignup. We do not mail shirts. Shirts must be picked up at the race.

Shirts: T-shirts for $30.  Shirts are not included in your entry fee, you must purchase them separately.  Shirt is a Stewart Mountain logo athletic shirt.   Order your shirt when you sign up on ultrasignup.  

Hoodies: $55.  The comfiest, coolest sweatshirt around!  Unisex sizing with Bellingham Trail Running Series Logo on the front and the races listed on the back.

Course Map:
Printable PDF Here

Photos of the Course