RaceJoy Live Runner Tracking

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You can download the RaceJoy app and Live Phone Track your route while running the Chuckanut 50k this year! RD Krissy did a test run at the Chuckanut Casual last weekend and it was super easy. Just follow the steps to search for the Chuckanut 50k to get yourself registered to be tracked on the route ahead of time. Then on Friday you can enter your bib number and let your friends know and they can follow you as well! There are links to share on Facebook, you can receive cheers along the way and the app has notifications (you can turn off) to cheer you along out there.

Once you register to be tracked for the race on the app you will receive a detailed email with information on how to share your experience, track others and how to be tracked.

This is an experiment shared with us by BuDu Racing. I hope those of you carrying a phone while running will try it out!

Food Trucks and Beer Garden to Fuel your Recovery!

Your race bib has a $5 voucher that can be used at the THREE food trucks or at the Beer Garden in Fairhaven Park.

There will be food trucks at Wander for the 7-10pm post party - your bib vouchers are only redeemable at Fairhaven Park.

BibBoards replace safety pins

Chuckanut 50k logo'ed BibBoards (retail value $10) will be available for sale at PACKET PICK UP on Friday evening at PRIME Sports Institute.

Those runners that ordered BibBoards at registration will find their BibBoards bundled with their race bib and shirt (if ordered a shirt) at check in.

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.

Post Race Massage

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.

You asked for it! Finish Line Beer Garden to benefit RecreationNW

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!

Looking for Volunteers!

Hello Everyone!

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

Packet Pick Up - NEW LOCATION @ PRIME Sports Institute

This year race packet pickup will be hosted at

Prime Sports Institute.

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!