There is still time to register for The Bellingham Traverse. Their website says “Wild Salmon Do It! You should too.”
The Traversre is a fundraising event for soloists, tandem and relay teams that celebrates the lifecycle of wild salmon, recognizing the natural and urban challenges of their life-long journey.
The event is Saturday, Sept. 18th – The course recreates the urban and natural challenges that salmon face in their life’s journey. The course follows urban greenways and roads through Bellingham, showcasing Boulevard Park, Lake Padden Park, Fairhaven Park, and Marine Park.
The course also heads out into the open water of Bellingham Bay finishing at a hidden beach at the end of Cornwall Avenue, where all teams gather to finish the last leg together as they “trek” the last 1/2 mile to the finish line at the Depot Market Square and Boundary Bay Brewery.
“Each participant (SPAWNER) is encouraged to choose an environmental group or related non-profit.. The group that they choose will be whom they will be raising funds for through pledges. This event is unique in that participants have the opportunity to choose the group that their pledges will benefit. 100% of what is raised goes directly to the group of choice.”
To encourage people to raise money, “Bait” is donated by local companies.
For every $500 that you raise, you get cool Traverse gear and a raffle ticket to win the great prizes.
The Course consists of a 5.5 mile Run, 6 mile Mountain bike, 18 mile Road Ride, 3 mile Trail Run, 4 milePaddle, .5 mile Team Trek to the finish line at Boundary Bay Brewery.