Fairhaven Park in Bellingham, Washington
December 31st 2012
8:00 Check in, 9:00 Start
OK, here is your Last Chance to run a 1/2 marathon or full marathon in 2012! 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.
The bathrooms at Fairhaven Park will be unlocked as well as the warm heated Pavillion. You should plan on being self-sufficient and carrying your own water and aid. There will be an aid station at the turn around which you will access 1 time in the 1/2 marathon and 2 times in the full marathon. We will also have an aid station at the start/finish so full marathoners will have 3 chances to refill their water bottles, about every 6.5 miles. We will have water, an electrolyte drink and other snacks at the aid stations. Usually I put some type of candy like candy corn, gummy bears, bananas, pretzels, typical ultra style foods. You won't go hungry!
Keep an eye on the website for any changes to the event. Finishers will receive a Last Chance coin/medal similar to the quality of the Woolley Runs coin. We will provide food at the end like all the NW Ultra Events. While all your friends are recovering from their hang over and resting up before the evening's festivities, you'll be burning calories and ready to PARTY hardy knowing you've already burned off that extra beer or two, or three. Feel free to bring left over Christmas cookies/cakes and or candy if you have them to share for after the race. YUM YUM.
We may hand out horns, New Year’s Eve hats, or some other fun item to make your New Years Eve night special at the end, but I guess you will just have to show up and run to find out.
Marathon - $40
Half Marathon - $40
This year we will be offering optional long sleeved tech shirts for $15. V-neck for the ladies, crew neck for the guys. The deadline to order a shirt has passed. If you still want a shirt, email Terry to see if there are any extras available.
THE RACE IS CAPPED AT 200 PARTICIPANTS. ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 5 PM ON DECEMBER 30 UNLESS THE CAP IS MET EARLIER.
For more information please visit
Event Contact - Terry Sentinella
Directions to Fairhaven Park: I-5 from either north or south to Bellingham, take Old Fairhaven Parkway/Chuckanut Drive Exit #250 (1st B’ham 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 upper parking lot inside the park.