Local Running Clubs




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Greater Bellingham Running Club

GBRC promotes health and fitness through participation in running on road, track and cross-country.

GBRC sponsored running events are open to all ages, members and non-members, males and females, joggers and racers of all levels. We recognize age divisions from “9 & under” to “70 & up.”

Recognition is given to participants and certificates and ribbons are awarded to 1st through 4th places.

GBRC Offers:

  • Monthly Road, Trail and Fun Runs (free with paid membership)
  • Track Workout
  • Weekly Group Trail Run
  • Education
  • Social Events
  • Newsletter

Greater Bellingham Running Club Website
Greater Bellingham Registration
Greater Bellingham Running Club Facebook

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Skagit Runners

Skagit runnersSkagit Runners is a running club based in Skagit Valley. The club puts on five races each year: the Tulip Run in April, the Lost Lake Ultras in May, the Skagit Flats Marathon/Half Marathon in September, the Baker Lake 50K in October and the Fowl Fun Run in November. Club board meetings are held quarterly. In addition to assisting at many of the local races, club members meet for group runs (which are open to the public) twice a week and have occasional social events.

Skagit Runners Website

Skagit Runners Registration

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Bellingham Trail Running Club

BTRC logoThe BTRC will help you have fun, socialize and achieve your trail running goals whether you are new to trail running, an old pro, an ultra runner or a road runner with an adventurous streak.
Join the BTRC and enjoy the camaraderie and support of other local runners. Members and nonmembers can attend the weekly BTRC group runs. Members receive a discount on BTRS races and a discount on Running Coaching. Coaching plans includes learning how to run efficiently on the trails, tackle the uphills and downhills, race, improve overall fitness.

BTRC website

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Cascade Mountain Runners

Cascade Mountain RunnersCascade Mountain Runners is a not-for-profit based in Bellingham, Washington. Their mission is to get more people on the trail and into the mountains. To this end, their objective is to connect Bellingham to Mount Baker with a world class 50 mile trail system. Everyone who’s been a part of the team since 2013 lives works and plays in the mountains and calls the Cascades their home. Board members and volunteers are committed to seeing this vision take shape.
CMR hosts group runs throughout the year. These runs are meant to get you into the mountains and back safely, all runs are free to join in. Each run will have a different flavor and it’s best to bring your sense of adventure. The runs usually start at about 10 miles in distance and can range from scrabbling up a mountain to 50 miles in a day. They focus on the experiences and showing you new trails and places to run.

Cascade Mountain Runners Website

Cascade Mountain Runners Facebook

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Bellingham Distance Project

The Bellingham Distance Project is an all-women elite development racing team based in Bellingham, WA. Founded in 2013, BDP was established to provide elite and sub-elite female distance runners with the opportunity to train with a highly competitive club team after college. The goal of this team is to prepare athletes for track, the Olympic Trials, Olympics, National Trail Championships and other competitive races as well as to support and encourage one another beyond racing.

Interested in being a member of BDP? Check out their website, fill out an application or contact The Bellingham Distance Project.