Start your holiday weekend off with a bang…join us for Whatcom County’s only 4th of July race!!!
Bring the little ones out for a Free Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run, jump in the 5K and then stay for a family-friendly picnic. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or a blanket so you can enjoy hot dogs, veggie burgers, chip, soda/water, sweet treats and more. Be sure to stick around for the raffle prizes and awards ceremony while you get to know your fellow runners.
9:00 Free Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run(8 and Under)
9:30 5K around Lake Padden
10:00 Post Race Picnic, Raffle and Awards Ceremony
Registration: The 5K will be $20.00 through June 27th at midnight and $25.00 from June 28th through July 2nd at midnight. Please register at UltraSignUp.com. There will be race-day registration for $25.00 at Lake Padden from 8:00-9:00 am on the Fourth of July. The Kids 1/2 Mile Fun is free for those 8 and under and you can register your kids on race-day from 8:00 to 8:45 am. Due to the holiday and trail limitations we will limit the 5k to 200 participants.
Packet Pick Up: All packets for 5k runners/walkers can be picked up on race morning from 8:00 to 9:00 am at Lake Padden. Course maps and race information will be available at the registration tent information tent.
Course: The 5k will start near the Dog Park and proceed north onto the Lake Padden Loop trail. 5k runners will run counter clockwise around the lake(completing 1 full loop) and finish near the Rotary Picnic Shelter/Basketball Courts. Mile will be marked and there will be a 4th of July Spirit Station at the 1/2 way mark with water, goodies and giveaways. Bathrooms are available near the start, finish and at the Beach area around the 1.5 mile mark.
Alumni Challenge Cup:To highlight local talent, the 5k will host the Alumni Challenge Cup which will feature graduates of Whatcom County High Schools. 3 person co-ed teams will compete for the lowest finishing score to win bragging rights and some fun prizes. No additional fee is required, sign your team up on race-day!!!