COMMUNITY Support and SPECIAL OFFERS TO RUNNERS
Every year the Chuckanut 50k is honored to work with numerous local businesses, many of whom go above and beyond in supporting our race by generously donating their time, expertise and enthusiasm. Others have provided raffle prizes and special discounts for Chuckanut 50k runners. It is important to us to recognize these companies and support their efforts as much as they support ours. Please check out their websites, visit them in person and share our thanks for helping us put on a successful race year after year!
Wander Brewing - Wander Brewing is once again hosting the Chuckanut 50k Post-Race Party at their fantastic venue in downtown Bellingham. The party will include live music by The Devilly Brothers, food trucks, birthday cake, warm fire pit and special discounts on beer. It will be a fun evening to cap off a celebratory day. Join us from 6:00-10:00pm on March 18 at 1807 Dean Avenue. All are invited!
Terra Organic & Natural Foods - Terra has made it affordable for the Chuckanut 50k to provide natural, local, high quality eats throughout race day. Also known as the Bellingham Public Market, the newly expanded store is leading the way in the natural food industry. Check out Terra for race weekend treats--from groceries to pizza, juice, baked goods and more.
Harris Avenue Cafe & Tony's Coffee - Race morning coffee for Chuckanut 50k staff and volunteers has kindly been donated by Harris Avenue Cafe & Tony's Coffee. The restaurant and cafe at 1101 Harris Avenue in Fairhaven is also offering Chuckanut 50k runners $1 off all coffee, tea and espresso beverages through race weekend (Fri-Sun). Stop by with your race bib to say thanks and get your fix of caffeine!
Theron Eirish - Theron and his team are a mainstay at the Chuckanut 50k finish line. For 10 years these massage and personal training specialists have helped Chuckanut 50k finishers recover from the race with incredible post race massages (suggested donation is $1/minute). In addition to his finish line service, Theron has donated two one-hour massages to our post race raffle.
Bija Chocolates - Local Bellingham company Bija Chocolates is helping to fuel Chuckanut 50k volunteers with a large donation of chocolate bars. Not only is their chocolate delicious, but Bija's social mission involves working with women's cooperatives throughout the Equatorial belt to support families, community and culture. Visit the Bija website to learn more.
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa - The Chrysalis is our Chuckanut 50k host hotel offering runners a discounted rate on waterfront rooms. The hotel, full service spa and modern casual restaurant overlooks Bellingham Bay and is located within walking distance of the start/finish line in Fairhaven Park. One lucky raffle winner will also receive a 60-minute Swedish massage gift card.
Bay to Baker Trading Company - Bay to Baker is offering Chuckanut 50k runners a 20% discount off one store item through race weekend (Fri-Sun). From shirts to hats, travel accessories, maps and more... Bay to Baker is the perfect place to find a souvenir from your race weekend. The company has also donated a Bellingham hat for our post race raffle.
Vital Climbing Gym - Vital is a bouldering-only climbing gym designed to become your second home. With a beautiful space and friendly culture, Vital is open to climbers of all skill levels. The gym is open to the public from 11am to 9pm every day. Vital has donated a five-day climbing pass (value of $70) for our post race raffle.
The Black Cat - The Black Cat has been a local favorite since 1987. Located just blocks from the Fairhaven Park start/finish line, The Black Cat offers classic dining mixed with new world favorites in a non-pretentious French cabaret atmosphere. It's an ideal place for a relaxing post-race meal or celebratory drink on race weekend. The Black Cat has donated one gift certificate for our post-race raffle.
Mambo Italiano Cafe - Looking for great Italian cuisine for pre- or post-race meals? Mambo Italian in Fairhaven is your place. With recipes passed down from generations, the food offerings are classic and wholesome while offering the essence of the Northwest with fresh seafood starters and entrees. Mambo has donated one gift certificate for our post-race raffle.
Skylark's Hidden Cafe - Skylark's believes in pure flavors and quality ingredients. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night and happy hour offerings, Skylark's menu is sure to hit the spot... and it even has live jazz on the weekends. Located in Fairhaven, it's easy access from Chuckanut 50k festivities. Skylark's has donated a gift certificate for our post-race raffle.
Mt Baker Theatre - Mount Baker Theatre is a nonprofit organization that brings top-quality performing arts events to the Pacific Northwest. MBT has generously donated a Patrons Club membership and two performance tickets to the upcoming Houston Ballet II for our post-race raffle. View the list of upcoming performances on the MBT website.
Aslan Brewing Co - Aslan was born in 2012 with a commitment to organic ingredients, locally sourced goods and low-impact practices. Aslan also works hard to promote a healthier, happier and more environmentally conscious community. We're so appreciative of their support year after year. In 2017, Aslan has donated a beanie, pint glass and gift card for our post-race raffle.
Kulshan Brewing Company - For Kushan, it's all about the beer. Kulshan has two tap rooms: James St. features a beer garden and weekly live music, while Kentucky St. has a large taproom and monthly brewery tours. Kulshan is offering special $3 pints and $10 pitchers for runners through race weekend (Fri-Sun). They have also donated prizes for our post-race raffle.
Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor - Anthony's at Squalicum Harbor is located on Squalicum Harbor and offers spectacular views of the San Juan Islands and an impressive view of the sunset year-round. Known for its fresh foods and wonderful seafood options, Anthony's is a go-to for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. They have donated a gift certificate for dinner for two for our post-race raffle.
Forte Artisan Chocolates - Forte focuses on bringing to life the diverse flavors found naturally within pure chocolate and pairing them with fresh, local cream and butter. Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer has been ranked among the world's best. Forte is offering a Buy One Get One Free Chocolate Bar Special for runners through race weekend (Fri-Sun).
Goat Mountain Pizza - Goat Mountain Pizza is parking its food truck at the finish line of the Chuckanut 50k and then driving to our Post-Race Party at Wander to continue serving its yummy staples, including Pepperoni, Potato Bacon and Spicy Veggie pizzas. GMP will also offer its famous Goat Mountain Salad (Vegan on request) and Chocolate Chip and Sea Salt Cookies.
El Agave - Family-owned El Agave is joining our post-race activities in Fairhaven Park from 12-4:00pm where it will serve delicious Mexican meals made from the freshest ingredients. If you are in the mood for sizzling fajitas, mouth-watering enchiladas or a great taco salad, you will not be disappointed.
Bellingham Coffee Roasters - BCR was founded in 2006 with the goal to source, roast and brew the finest coffees from around the world. Since its first batch, BCR has been committed to providing its customers with unique and delicious coffee experiences. BCR will have its famous cold brew, nitro and drip coffees available pre-race (approx 6-8am) and throughout the afternoon at the Chuckanut 50k.
Highway 542-Go - Highway 542-Go is a food trailer in Whatcom County that strives to provide quality food at a reasonable price and quickly. With its variety of cuisines available, it's a popular "go to" spot for quick eats in town. 542-Go will be stationed at Wander serving food during our Post-Race Party.
TO RECAP, VISIT THESE PLACES FOR SPECIAL RACE WEEKEND DISCOUNTS:
Please be prepared to show your race bib to obtain these discounts:
- Wander Brewing - Discounts on beer during our post-race party (Mar 18 from 6-10pm)
- Harris Avenue Cafe & Tony's Coffee - $1 off all coffee, tea and espresso beverages (Fri, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 19)
- Bay to Baker Trading Company -20% discount off one store item (Fri, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 19)
- Kulshan Brewing Company - $3 pints and $10 pitchers (Fri, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 19)
- Forte Artisan Chocolates - Buy One Get One Free Chocolate Bar Special (Fri, Mar 17 - Sun, Mar 19)