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Bellingham Bay Marathon

Bellingham, WA


Race Dates

2017: Sunday, September 24, 2017
2016: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Mostly on Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 56°F (13°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 47° F (8°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.33
Course Score: 98.48

Race Size

2016: 358 Finishers
2015: 394 Finishers
2014: 372 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: 8.1%
2015: 13.5%
2014: 11.8%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

The Bellingham Bay Marathon course travels along Bellingham Bay, offering views of both the bay and the mountains. The course starts on Gooseberry Point with several miles along a bluff overlooking the bay. It travels through rural farmland, through residential neighborhoods, along waterfront greenways and over top Bellingham Bay before returning to the finish in downtown Bellingham.


Marathon Rankings

The Bellingham Bay Marathon was the 170th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 191st largest in 2014.

This year 8.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 13.5% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Bellingham Bay Marathon the 107th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 258th highest percentage so far in 2016.


Its Course Score of 98.48 ranks it as the 257th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 18th fastest course in Washington.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Bellingham Bay Marathon a PR Score of 98.33. This PR Score ranks it as the 221st fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 16th fastest in Washington.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 163 feet (49m)
Min Elevation: 5 feet (1m)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Bellingham Bay Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews



review of 2014 Bellingham Bay Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

I loved this marathon for the small race feel, the weather and the great course!

Race Tips

Don't go out too fast...you can pick up a lot of time in the latter part of the race if you pace right.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




Finish Time Equivalent

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