Race Date: March 18, 2017     Race Start Time: 8am


Pre-Race Packet Pick Up

Tuesday March 14, 10am - Friday March 17, 3pm.

Location Fairhaven Runners.  Bring ID.  You will be able to pick up your Bib with Timing Chip & Shirt (- if you ordered a shirt).  

Friday, March 17, 5pm-8pm.

Location Chrysalis Inn and Spa.  See race map for location.  Bring your own bag and ID!!  The Chrysalis Inn and Spa opens their Baker room for our packet pickup.  The sponsors fill race headquarters with amazing goodies, so be sure to bring your bag to fill. This is not a race expo.  Bring your ID (re: drivers license) and you will get to pick up your Race Bib with Timing Chip, Shirt and sponsor goodies.  

RACE DAY Saturday, March 18

Parking: The Start/Finish park is extremely limited on parking

Runners are not allowed to park in Fairhaven Park. Parking lots and walking routes are noted on the 50k Points of Interest Map. Runners are encouraged to carpool (3+) and will receive priority parking at Hillcrest Chapel. Please allow plenty of time to walk the ~0.25 miles to the start from either parking area. We will provide a secure place for finish line drop bags and a post race changing area. The tag from your bib must be secured to your bag. More information on THIS POST.

6:30am-7:45am Bib Pick-up

Location Start Line - Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Drive North.  See race map for location. You can pick up your bib and shirt on race morning, but we will not be handing out sponsor goodies.  Please bring your ID to receive you Bib and Timing Chip.  

8:00AM Race Start

* Each runner must cross the timing mat to be considered an official starter/finisher.

* Please note - our flaggers legally have to stop runners at all road crossings. Please be patient, and heed their authority. Runners that do not stop will be disqualified from the race. *

4:00PM Race Course Closes

Aid Stations


There are five aid stations stocked with the basics. These points are noted on the course map.

 Aid Station #1 = 10.9 km/6.77M  Aid Station #2 = 16.4km/10.2M     Aid Station #3 = 20.9km/13M     Aid Station #4 = 32.7km/20.32M     Aid Station #5 = 40km/24.85M.

It is mandatory that you carry at least one water bottle. In an effort to make this race more environmentally sound we work with Zero Waste to minimize trash. There will NOT be cups available at aid stations; instead we will provide water pitchers to easily fill your bottles. It is suggested that you also carry special food needs, because aid stations will be stocked with basic race foods.

Eats include: Clif Organic Energy Food, Clif Bloks, Clif Bars, boiled potatoes, pb&j sandwiches, cookies, oranges, bananas, grapes, potato chips, pretzels, First Endurance EFS, water and cola.

Cup-free Race: In an effort to minimize trash on the trails, we will not provide paper cups for water, cola and electrolyte drink.  All runners are responsible for carrying their own refillable hand-held bottle or hydration system. Ultimate Direction Body Bottles will be available for purchase (at a discounted price!) at the Friday night and Saturday morning packet pickups.

Time Limit

There is an 8 HOUR time limit. Anyone arriving at aid station #4 (~20 miles) after 2:30 PM will be offered a ride to the finish. Aid station #5 (mile 24.85) will close at 3 PM.

No Pacers

Please only run this race if you have an assigned Chuckanut 50km bib number.  Our permits allow us to have a set number of runners on the trails and we can therefore not allow additional pacers, runners or self-supported runners on the course.  Thank you for honoring this.


If you are unable to attend the race please let the race director (chuckanut50 at gmail.com) know before Wednesday, February 22 to receive an entry refund less $25. If you ordered a shirt, we will be happy to send it to you. We do not allow entry roll-overs or transfers and will not issue refunds after that date.


Each year we have an amazing crew of volunteers that seem to have a blast no matter the weather.  These people make the race possible and I am so thankful for all of the volunteer support.  This race could not happen without the volunteer energy.  Be sure to thank every volunteer you can!  If you are interested in volunteering please fill our our Volunteer Google Form. Our volunteer coordinator is Kevin Douglas at lostlake50 at gmail.com.

Drop Bags

Due to access and field size we do not provide drop bag service on the Chuckanut 50k course.  Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to put post race clothing in a dry bag for the finish line we will have a location for you to store these bags. You can drop off the bag when you check in Saturday morning. Please do not store any valuables in these bags. We will do our best to monitor these, but can not be held liable.

Finish Line Food & Fun

Photo Booth, Food Trucks and more!  Stay Tuned! 

Post Race Party

Wander Brewing will once again host our Post Race Party. Live Music, delicious beer and food trucks! Our 2016 raffle raised $1212 benefiting Bellingham Girls on the Run and we aim to raise more in 2017 with your help!  Chuckanut 50k is lucky to have incredible sponsors which means a ton of great products to win!!

(Participants Age 18 or Older)

(signed by each participant when registered on UltraSignUp.com)

In Consideration of the acceptance of my entry into the Chuckanut 50Km, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns waive, release and discharge any and all rights and claims or damages against the race organizer (Runner Girl Races, LLC d.b.a. Chuckanut 50Km), Kristin Moehl (as an individual), race directors, USATF, race workers, race volunteers, the State of Washington, City of Bellingham, Whatcom County Public Works, Whatcom County Parks & Recreation, Haskell Corporation, Larrabee State Park, and all sponsors for any and all claims arising, directly or indirectly, from my participation in the Chuckanut 50Km.  I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this endurance run, and that I assume those risks, and that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in this event.