Patrick Smyth 2014 & 2015 National Champion | Courtesy of Takao Suzuki
Get your fill of dirt, rocks and roots at the Lake Padden Trail Half – a 13.1 mile TRAIL half-marathon to support the kids in our community! The dense forest around Lake Padden, (located in beautiful Bellingham, WA) gives way to a challenging and memorable course designed for intermediate to advanced runners. All proceeds will benefit Rebound of Whatcom County, a local charity dedicated to the children on the fringes of our community.
Updated: October 20, 2015
Results for the 2015 Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon can be found here.
Results for the 2015 Al Coyle Community Trail 5k can be found here. Note that race day entrants will be added to the results shortly.
Pictures courtesy of Takao Suzuki for both races can be found here.
Video courtesy of Richard Bolt & Andy Wacker of the national championship race can be found here.
USATF National Championship Race
We are proud to announce that the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon has been selected by the USATF as their 2015 & 2016 National Trail Championships. Any racers who wish to compete for prize money, either Open or Masters, must be a USATF member prior to the race. Please bring your USATF membership card to the race.
Open Men and Women:
1st – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250, 4th – $125, 5th – $75
Masters Men and Women:
1st – $150, 2nd – $100, 3rd – $50
When – Saturday, Oct 17, 2015 – 10am race start
Cost – $45 – $60 After October 1st – Race tech t-shirt available for additional $20 when registering.
Lake Padden Half Marathon Registration – 2015 registration is OPEN. Register HERE at UltraSignup.com – Time limit for this race will be 4 hours.
Al Coyle Community Trail 5k Registration – Join the fun! Wear a costume for great prizes! Prizes, categories and registration HERE!
Please carpool – We encourage everyone to carpool if at all possible as parking will be very limited.
Aid – There will be three aid stations each visited twice along the course that will provide water, Gu2o and plenty of encouragement.
Post race – Join the post race party lakeside for awards, recovery food, drink and friends. Massage Therapists will be on hand to do post race recovery massage.
Age Group, Awards & prizes – Any USATF competitor receiving prize money will not be eligible for age group awards. Unique hand crafted awards created by Bay Engraving will be presented to first male and female overall, special awards to first male and female masters overall & grand masters overall and top 3 in each ten year age category.
Race Photos – “Smile” Your race photo may be taken along the course by our professional photographer Takao Suzuki.
Note – This year’s course has been redesigned to be more challenging, safer and less confusing and is one loop repeated twice.
PRE-RACE – Friday, Oct. 16th
At Bellingham Market Depot,
1100 Railroad Ave,
Bellingham, WA 98225
2:00 pm – Vendor Expo Set-up
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Expo and Packet Pick-up
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Elite Athlete and USATF Press Conference
Post Race Party
Come celebrate with us after the race!
At Aslan Brewing Co., a sustainable microbrewery and restaurant in the heart of Bellingham, exclusively brewing 100% Certified Organic beer. Enjoy world street cuisine, local wine and cider, and house-made soda-pop. All-ages with over 12 unique brews on-tap, beer to-go in growlers and cans.
Lake Padden Park is located just a few short miles outside Bellingham. It’s easily accessible from I-5 coming from the south or north.
Coming from SOUTH of Bellingham:
Take exit 246 for North Lake Samish, turn left onto S Samish Way, continue 2.4 miles until you reach the Lake Padden EAST PARK ENTRANCE (you’ll pass the west park entrance on the way), take a left and continue until you’re able to find parking near the race start.
Coming from NORTH of Bellingham:
Take exit 252 for Samish Way, turn left onto S Samish Way, take the 1st right to stay on S Samish Way, continue 2.3 miles until you reach the Lake Padden EAST PARK ENTRANCE (you’ll pass the west park entrance on the way), take a right and continue until you’re able to find parking near the race start.
Address: 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA
Without our sponsors this race would not be possible and certainly wouldn’t be as much fun. Many thanks to them for being so awesome and helping a great cause!
Thanks again to Flora Health for presenting the 2015 & 2016 Lake Padden Trail Half as our title sponsor!
Flora manufactures and distributes premium health products prepared with botanicals from sustainable, organic farmlands. Our award-winning supplements blend traditional wisdom and modern science by incorporating full-spectrum plant constituents and utilizing certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy- free, and kosher materials whenever possible.
Home2 Suites by Hilton just opened in Bellingham this year and is helping to provide lodging for racers at a discounted rate.
Northwest Sleep Solutions
Many thanks to Scott and NW Sleep Solutions for being a champion sponsor!
Visit them online at www.nwsleepsolutions.com
Bellingham Physical Therapy
Thanks to Bellingham Physical Therapy for being a champion sponsor!
A huge thanks to our shoe sponsor Icebug! Icebug is a Swedish shoe company creating shoes with outstanding traction for running and walking in slippery conditions. Check them out!
Visit them online at www.icebug.com
Brandon Nelson Partners
A big thank you to Brandon Nelson and Brandon Nelson Partners for their support!
Visit them online at www.brandonnelson.com
Appreciation galore to King Volvo for supporting our race and the kids!
Visit them online at www.kingvolvo.com
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
Many thanks to WECU for joining us as a supporting sponsor!
Much appreciation to Fairhaven Runners for supporting a great cause!
TCBY of Barkley Village
A sweet and yummy thank you to tcby of Barkley Village!
Visit TCBY Barkley
A huge thanks to the nutty guys at Trail Butter for their support!
Bellingham Parks and Recreation
A HUGE thanks to the fine folks in the parks department!
Visit Bellingham Parks
Thank you to 92.9 KISM Classic Rock!
Seven Hills Running Shop
Sponsoring our top Washington state finishers with $100 and $50 gift certificates!
Volunteer sign-up for the 2015 race is now open! We need some great volunteers to come help make this thing run and keep it fun! Sign-up below to come be a part of the Lake Padden Trail Half.