About the Relay2023-09-26T15:41:17-07:00

About the Relay / FAQs

What makes this event so great?

You and your friends teaming up to run from brewery to brewery with a party at the end. What isn’t great about that?

  • 8 stops at breweries and cideries throughout Bellingham.
  • 35 miles of trails, roads, and parks with leg lengths between 3 and 6 miles.
  • 4-8 runners per team.
  • This relay is set for run paces of 7 – 14 minute miles, please plan accordingly.
Where can I stay if I’m coming from out of town?2023-11-06T15:57:59-08:00

Hotels and Motels

Here is a full list of hotels and motels to stay provided by the Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism Bureau.

What is the last day to register?2021-09-23T15:12:51-07:00

Registration closes at 5:00 pm on the Friday before the Relay and all runners must be assigned at this time.  All of your team registration MUST be complete before you pickup your team packet on Saturday or Sunday morning.  There is no same day registration for this event.

Is transportation provided and how do I get from my leg to the After Party?2023-08-07T18:12:34-07:00

All locations are all close to downtown where you can walk, run, bike or bus back to the central location with the exception of the first two legs.

If you finish at Stones Throw Brewery (Leg 1) there is a bus from Fairhaven to downtown Bellingham at 9:23 and 9:53 Sunday morning.  Catch bus #1 at 10th and McKenzie, fare is $1.

All other breweries are either downtown or within 1 mile of downtown. Because of the vast difference in timing of each team, transportation would be impossible for us to organize.


Do I have to be 21 years old to participate?2018-08-11T02:03:21-07:00


Aside from the fact that this is a beer-centric event, some locations simply don’t allow folks under 21 years old. BUT, kids are allowed at the After Party this year. 

I just finished my leg. Now what?2018-08-10T22:06:07-07:00


Once you’ve finished your leg, root your fellow team members on and start making your way to the Trails to Taps Relay After Party at Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden from 1pm – 4pm. You’ll get your commemorative pint glass and token for a pint from the brewery/cidery of your choice when you arrive at the party.

How do I join a team or find a runner to join my team?2023-08-29T13:43:05-07:00

You Bet!

We don’t have a system that allows drop-in runners for individual legs, but we do have a message board for finding a runner or joining a team HERE. There is also a facebook group page to help find a team needing runners HERE.  

How much does it cost?2023-08-07T18:15:21-07:00

$240/Team before August 31st.

$280/Team after September 1st.

In an effort to help organize payment throughout a full team, our registration has the Team Captain pay for the team and then invite runners to each leg. PLEASE NOTE: this is a non-refundable event.

How many runners on each team?2023-08-29T13:17:47-07:00

You can have as few as 4 and as many as 8 runners on each team.

Please keep in mind that transportation from one leg to another is not provided. If you’re hoping to allow runners to leap frog “ragnar” style, please organize your legs in a way that makes it easy for you to get from one start location to another.

Ideally, each runner on a 4 runner team will have consecutive legs to run.  i.e. Runner 1 has legs 1 and 2, Runner 2 has legs 3 and 4, et cetera.

Want to Join a Team?

We don’t have a system that allows drop-in runners for individual legs, but we do have a message board for finding a runner or joining a team HERE.

Saturday – 10/14

3-5 pm

Packet pickup location is Wander Brewing, 1807 Dean Avenue.

Only one team member picks up the team bibs, individual bibs will not be distributed although entire teams are welcome for distribution and final planning. All runners must be confirmed in the registration system prior to picking up bibs.

Grab a pint, buy some merch, get ready to run!

Sunday Morning – 10/15

9:00 am

Your first runner should be ready to start running at our start time of 9:00am on Sunday morning at Lake Padden. We encourage arriving at least :15 minutes early. If you miss Packet Pickup on Saturday, arrive at 8:30 am to pick up your team’s bibs and attend a mandatory safety meeting.

After Party Start

12:30 pm

When you’re done with your leg, follow your team to the finish, head to the Boundary Bay Beer Garden for our after party! Team Costume & Baton Contests will be at 3:30pm. We’ll wrap up the party at 4:30 pm.

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