Trails to Taps Relay 2018

Teams of 5-10 runners comprise this relay run which highlights two of Bellingham’s best assets – breweries and trail running.  Each leg of the 30-mile course ends at a different brewery where runners receive four 4oz beer tickets.  Teammates meet each other at the Finish Line Party to celebrate with all of the participating breweries.  Raffles and a costume contest round out the after party fun.

October 21st, 2018 – 9:00am

It’s almost too much fun.

You and four to nine friends galloping through Bellingham from brewery to brewery, dressed as unusual characters, enjoying the best of Bellingham beer on a “beautiful” day in October.  Does it get any better? We’ve picked 10 amazing breweries to act as relay points throughout this adventure and you’re guaranteed to have a the best time, ever!  Oh, did we mention there’s a party after the relay?  Well, there is!

Click on the brewery logos below to learn more about their legs and start collecting your teammates.  We’re limiting this year to only 100 teams!



Start Line – Lake Padden

Tap Trail is sponsoring our start at Lake Padden this year, so you know this is going to be a great start to a great event!

Full Course Map

Click the link on the right to see a full course map.
Approximate distance for each leg:

Padden to Stones Throw = 4 miles
Stones Throw to Lost Giants = 4 miles
Lost Giants to Kulshan = 4 miles
Kulshan to Wander = 6 miles
Wander to Menace = 3 miles
Menace to Chuckanut = 4 miles
Chuckanut to Structures = 1 mile
Structures to Aslan Depot = 3 miles
Aslan Depot to Gruff = 3 miles
Gruff to Boundary Bay = 1 mile

Costumes Encouraged…and Rewarded. 

We’re giving away some solid swag for teams who look how they normally act. Get your costume theme together and show everyone else how to party.

Our Beneficiary

The mission of Lydia Place is to disrupt the cycle of homelessness and promote sustained independence for current and future generations. The vision of Lydia Place is a compassionate community where everyone has a home and the opportunity to thrive. At Lydia Place, we believe that housing is a basic human right. We believe that for an individual to reach their true potential this basic human right must be met. Further, we recognize that inequality and oppression exist and are among the root causes of poverty and homelessness. We believe that collaboration with individuals, families, and the community is the key to sustained independence.