Stewart Mountain Half

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Half Marathon & Kid's race

2016 Results
Photos are online! You can see them at this link: Thanks to Patrick Beggan for being our race photographer. Photos are free however, please give him attribution with a link to one of the following when posting on social media/websites:
Also visit our Facebook page for Kristal Sager's & Lois Peterson's albums from the race. Again, you may use the photos but make sure to attribute to Kristal and/or Lois. There photos aren't up just yet but they should be by the end of the week. 

All finishers receive a custom finisher's medal!
Race benefits Girls on the Run

Course Description: First ever race to the top of Stewart Mountain! The Stewart Mountain Half Marathon start 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.

$60 until Feb 1 ($70 after Feb 1, $85 for day of race)
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 Long or Short Series signup)  Must be current in your membership dues.  Register for the club here. Email Garrett 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 Garrett to register 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

Elevation Gain: 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
Kid's Race: 1/2 mile distance. Kid's race starts at 8:30 a.m.  Kids receive medals for finishing!

Aid at mile 4.2 and 11.5. We'll have water, electrolyte drink, gels and snacks.

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.

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 Garrett for more information at 



Awards: Awards for top 3 male and female finishers. 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: $59.  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