Your race bib has a $5 voucher that can be used at the THREE food trucks or at the Beer Garden in Fairhaven Park.
Ovn Pizza - new this year!
Street Dogz - returning for the 3rd Year
Sage Against the Machine - also new in 2019
BEER GARDEN - hosted by Wander and Recreation NW
There will be food trucks at Wander for the 7-10pm post party - your bib vouchers are only redeemable at Fairhaven Park.
These are easy to use! But different than safety pins.
Push front piece stud through race bib hole
Snap back piece onto stud from the inside of the shirt, fastening the shirt and bib in between the two pieces.
Repeat in all four corners of the race bib.
Whatcom Community College Massage Students will provide free massage to our Chuckanut 50k finishers at the finish line in Fairhaven Park.
If runners would like to make a donation to Girls on the Run we will help facilitate the donation in conjunction with our raffle. You will get a raffle ticket for each $5 you donate!
Theron Eirish, new WCC Massage Instructor, has provided massage to our Chuckanut 50k runners for 16 years! This year, after taking on this new teaching position, he is engaging his students to be at the finish line for us. Another awesome example of the Bellingham Community.
Our two host hotels are filling fast! As a race participant the lodging deal is good through this Friday. If you have not yet reserved your lodging this would be a good week to check that off of your list.
For those that stay updated on our website you may have noticed the schedule change for this year’s finish line. The post race survey from the 2018 race revealed a huge desire for a finish line beer garden. After thoughtful consideration and planning with our staff, the City, Wander owner, and Recreation NW Executive Director & Board we are making this happen and are super excited about it!
The Chuckanut 50k Beer Garden, hosted in the Fairhaven Park upper parking lot behind the tennis courts, near the finish line, will benefit RecreationNW. Wander Brewing is donating beer and brewery owner Chad has teamed up with Lost Giants Cider, and Stone’s Throw to provide (respectively) Cider and Ginger Ale. We’ve reserved a tap truck and will designate an area for over 21, ID is required. RecreationNW is selling $5 12oz pours of any beverage. Credit cards and cash accepted. And runners can choose to use their race bib voucher for a pour OR at one of our Food Trucks.
We encourage runners, volunteers, crews and cheering crowd members to bring their own cup to enjoy their pour. (no bigger than 16 oz please :))
Our finishers’ award to each runner crossing the line supports the Beer Garden. Each Chuckanut 50k finisher and our volunteers will receive a race logo’ed Silipint. We will have a few available for sale at the Tap Truck for $12 each, price includes a pour.
The Beer Garden is to enhance and prolong our fun finish line vibe. Our Sponsors and Supporters will be active with tents, demos, samples and are always psyched to chat and hear how your race went. Food Trucks on site to fill everyone’s bellies (cash and credit card sales, or race bib voucher). The race course will close at 4pm, but the Beer Garden, Food Trucks and hang out zone will continue until 6pm. We will host our 3rd annual Girls on the Run Raffle at 5pm near the Beer Garden.
Please plan to stick around! We will have a finish line drop bag area set up for runners in the early morning for you to drop off a small bag for a change of clothes and post race needs.
For those of you still going strong, Wander Brewing will host an after party from 7-10pm.
Saturday March 16 will be a full, fun day!
The historic Chuckanut 50k is only a month away and we’re still looking for some volunteers. Shifts start as early as 6am and they last between 1.5 to 6 hours, depending on availability and volunteer desire. There are positions on the course—which runs through the picturesque Chuckanut Mountain range—as well as positions assisting with parking and at the start/finish area.
Our volunteers are what make this race possible! We wouldn’t be able to make it happen without you all. We’ll thank you with a meal ticket or beer ticket per each volunteer as well as gifts from our awesome SPONSORS and SUPPORTERS.
Sign up now on the google doc forum located on our website.
Come out and have a great race day with us! We can’t wait to see you out there.
We appreciate the support of the community!
The Chuckanut Team - Krissy, Kevin & Tyler
- Volunteer Coordinator & coRD Kevin
Local Tad Davis helped our event a ton by creating this new map reflecting the few changes we needed to make to accommodate permit restrictions as well as integrating the Fairhaven Park trails to our finish.
THE COURSE WILL FOLLOW THE KNOWN ROUTE THROUGH FAIRHAVEN PARK, TURNING RIGHT ON TO THE INTERURBAN. CONTINUE 10K SOUTH TO LOST LAKE PARKING LOT WHERE YOU WILL FIND AID STATION #1. YOU WILL LOOP AROUND THE RESERVOIR AND BACK ON TO THE INTERURBAN TO CLIMB FRAGRANCE LAKE TRAIL. RUN CLOCKWISE AROUND THE LAKE. RIGHT TURN ON TWO DOLLAR TRAIL. AID STATION #2 WILL BE WHERE 2 DOLLAR TRAIL MEETS CLEATOR ROAD. RUNNERS CLIMB CLEATOR ROAD AND MEET AID #3 AT THE RIDGE TRAIL. FOLLOW THE RIDGE, TO SOUTH LOST LAKE TO THE BOTTOM OF CHINSCRAPER WHERE A MINIMALLY STOCKED AID #4 WILL BE. RUNNERS CLIMB BACK TO THE TOP OF THE RIDGE STRAIGHT UP AND OVER (NO TURNS) AND INTO THE CYPRESS PARKING LOT LOOKING OVER THE SOUND. DESCEND CLEATOR ROAD ABOUT 1 MILE TO MAKE THE HAIRPIN LEFT TURN ON TO THE UPPER PORTION OF FRAGRANCE LAKE ROAD. WHERE THE UPPER SECTION OPENS TO THE ACTUAL ROAD IS WHERE THE COURSE DIVERGES FROM LAST YEAR’S ROUTE.
from above - RUNNERS WILL MAKE A 90 DEGREE RIGHT TURN THROUGH THE WOOD GATES TO REJOIN AND DESCEND THE FRAGRANCE LAKE TRAIL.
AID #5 WILL BE WHERE FRAGRANCE LAKE TRAIL MEETS THE INTERURBAN. RUNNERS HEAD NORTH BACK TOWARDS FAIRHAVEN PARK.
AT 18TH STREET RUNNERS FOLLOW THE ROAD TURNING LEFT, LEAVING THE INTERURBAN
ROAD TURNS TO A GRAVEL TRAIL AT THE END OF 18TH, FOLLOW TRAIL
STAY TO THE RIGHT AT NEXT TRAIL JUNCTION
FOLLOW THE DESCENDING TRAIL TO THE TOP END OF FAIRHAVEN PARK
CONTINUE THROUGH PARKING LOT AND FINISH UNDER THE ARCH
This year race packet pickup will be hosted at
1704 N. State Street. 5-8pm Friday March 15, 2019.
Join us at Prime Sports Institute on Friday March 15 from 5-8pm to kickoff race weekend with the fun atmosphere created by our Sponsors. Tons of swag and fun to be had while picking up your race bib to be ready for the next morning. Patagonia, Hoka, Honey Stinger and the many Supporters will have booths set up for you to gather goodies and information. Be sure to bring your own bag to haul items home!
PRIME Staff will provide NormaTec demos, facility tours athletic training sessions and donation based pre-race massages.
A couple blocks away you can find Wander Brewing for some prerace carbs and a couple of food trucks to fill the voids before our 8am start the next morning.
Remember, AFTER the race Chuckanut 50k runners can bring in their race bib for a special price on a day pass to the recovery room. With Contrast Tubs, Compex, NormaTec, Cold Laser, Game Ready* and tons of other recovery tools and a team of experts available you’ll be back on the trails PDQ.
*If all of these aids/tools sound like a foreign language then you should definitely pick up your bib on Friday night and learn more about PRIME!
UltraSignUp.com hosts our registration and on December 7 at 8amPST we will once again test the bandwidth! Last year 500 spots filled in 12 hours. This year we will host 500 runners, opening 600 race spots and a 100 person waitlist for the 2019 event. RACE DATE is March 16, 2019.
Runners will be able to add items to their $95 registration fee:
Our traditional long sleeve Patagonia race logo’ed shirt for $25 (valued at $40!)
Race Director Krissy Moehl’s Book: Running Your First Ultra for $28
A 4-pack of Chuckanut 50k BibBoards for $8
See you soon!