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Bellingham Bay Marathon

Bellingham, WA

Race Dates

2017: TBD
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: No Results
2015: 394 Finishers
2014: 372 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
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 192nd largest in 2014.

Last year 13.5% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 11.8% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Bellingham Bay Marathon the 107th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 137th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 98.48 ranks it as the 255th 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 219th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 16th fastest in Washington.

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Elevation Chart

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


Ratings & Reviews: None

Finish Time Equivalent

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