Bellingham Olympics, Run for Water 10k & Pigtails 100k

In Bellingham, Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with Ski to Sea weekend. Also known as the “Bellingham Olympics.” The “original multisport relay race, from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay,” teams of 3-8 traverse the following:

  1. Cross Country Ski
  2. Downhill Ski/Snowboard
  3. Running
  4. Road Bike
  5. Canoe
  6. Cyclocross Bike
  7. Sea Kayak

This year we have an insane amount of teammates competing in numerous legs on various teams:

DH Ski/Snowboard – Alyson (SHEroes), Amber (Brandon Nelson Partners), Katelyn (Wander Brewing)
Run – Aly (SHEroes), Courtney (Brandon Nelson Partners), Hazel (CorePhysio), Scarlett (WompMobile), Derek (Beavers Tree Service)
Road Bike – Leighton (Epic Kayaks)

You can follow BDP and other teams at S2S through the Ski to Sea App, via Mobile Notifications or post race results can be found HERE! Good luck to all those racing Ski to Sea, whether for fun or competitively!

Also over Memorial Day weekend, our teammate, Shawn will be racing the Pigtails 100k, which takes place at Lake Youngs Watershed and consists of a rolling loop with 900 feet of elevation gain per loop. Though not considered a technical mountain race, the 900ft per loop adds up considerably. “Since this is a loop course, the option to throw in the towel always looms in the background. It will test your perseverance to carry on lap after lap when you could easily call it a day, pop blisters, get warm, eat and have a beer.” The 100k will take place on Saturday, May 6 @ 6:00 am. The Pigtails Challenge also consists of a 50k, 100 mi, 150 mi and 200 mi…the 150 mi and 200 mi having already started Thursday morning and this morning, so that the culminating end can sync with the “shorter” distance races. Good luck Shawn!

On Sunday, May 27th, new teammate, Alma McCurtry is set to race the Run for Water 10k in Abbotsford, BC. The race series, which includes a 10k, 25k and 50k trail race on Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford on top of the 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford has helped transform over 40 communities throughout Ethiopia over the past 10 years, raising over $3 million dollars & providing 100,000+ people with clean water for life. In 2018, funds from the Run for Water races will help those who live in Awash Kolati and Gora Bantu, Ethiopia. It’s an incredible race with an incredible cause, and we’re looking forward to Alma racing it! Good luck Alma!

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