Canceled for 2021 – We’ll see you next year

EVENT DATE: Saturday September 11th, 2021

Covid Update as of 8/26/2021
Dear Friends,

We have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Bellingham Traverse.

So much of the spirit of the Bellingham Traverse is wrapped up in bringing people together both on the course and off. The pre-race and post-race celebrations at Boundary Bay are centered around that spirit. With the recent Covid surge in our community, and the reversion to increased restrictions, bringing people together feels incongruent with the greater needs of our community. Those factors combined with the potential for our event to draw on emergency service resources, lead to our decision to cancel for 2021.

Your full race entry will be automatically refunded by September 3, 2021. If you feel strongly that you would like to donate your entry fee to support our beneficiary organization, Girls On The Run/Trail Blazers, or roll it over to a future event, please email me at

Your support and enthusiasm for this event and others are what keeps us inspired to continue hosting races like this one.

Thank you for your continued understanding and support. And for helping to keep our community healthy and safe.


Marc Blake, on behalf of the Pacific Multisports Team

Bellingham Traverse

Run, bike, and paddle through Bellingham’s scenic parks, winding trails, and open waterways, in this fun, multisport, relay race adventure!

The Bellingham Traverse Course includes a 5.5-mile greenway run, 6-mile mountain bike, 18-mile road bike, 4.3-mile trail run, 3.6-mile paddle, 0.65-mile team TREK to the Boundary Bay Brewery finish line.

From solo racers, up to a team of 10 (depending on how many people you can fit in the boat). This race is for everyone. Families, friends, and local companies are invited to assume their Spawner identities. Choose Chinook (solo), Coho (tandem), or CHUM (relay teams). Within each division, we have categories for Female, Male, Mixed, Family, Masters, and Youth. 

Sign up as a company or nonprofit team and we’ll add your link and logo to the website and give you a shout-out on social media. Plus you’ll have the chance to compete against other local companies for potential fame, glory, and bragging rights as well as the coveted FIRST PLACE company trophy.

Find a team mate or participate in the journey as a volunteer. Use Facebook to stay connected.

Photo Finish

Photo Galleries

2018 Traverse Gallery
2019 Traverse Gallery

Thank you to our

Traverse Sponsors

2021 Company Teams