Junior Race 2017-11-01T16:55:20+00:00

Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, participants and parents who made the Junior Ski to Sea Weekend possible!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Junior Race

The Junior Ski to Sea Race presented by Haggen Northwest Fresh is an annual community event organized and hosted by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  It is for participants who are in 3rd grade or older.

The 2017 Junior Ski to Sea Race was held on Saturday, May 20th at Lake Padden Park.

Congratulations to team Fire Falcons. This is their 3rd first-place finish in a row! We can’t wait to see you in 2018!

Each year, six-member teams register to participate in a five-leg race consisting of running, Hula Hoop partner race, biking, soccer and an obstacle course.

There are three races and three divisions per race.

AM Elementary Race (3rd, 4th & 5th graders)
Check-in & course walk-through – 8:00 a.m.
Race begins – 9:00 a.m.

Middle School & Community Race (6th, 7th & 8th graders and anyone in 3rd grade and older may compete in “community race”)
Check-in & course walk-through – 11:00 a.m.
Race begins – 12:00 p.m.

PM Elementary Race (3rd, 4th & 5th graders)
Check-in & course walk-through – 1:15 p.m.
Race begins – 2:15 p.m.

Congratulations  2017 Junior Ski to Sea Race Competitors!

AM Elementary | Female | 1st Place – Boom Whackers
AM Elementary | Female | 2nd Place – Team Suubi Foundation
AM Elementary | Female | 3rd Place – Galaxy Girls

AM Elementary | Male | 1st Place – Punk Pandas
AM Elementary | Male | 2nd Place – Brothers from Another Mother
AM Elementary | Male | 3rd Place – Aquamaniacs

AM Elementary | Mixed | 1st Place – Fire Falcons
AM Elementary | Mixed | 2nd Place – Bubonic Pigs
AM Elementary | Mixed | 3rd Place – Team Thunderbird

Middle School & Community | Female | 1st Place – The Narwals
Middle School & Community | Female | 2nd Place – The Flash
Middle School & Community | Female | 3rd Place – Ignite Girls

Middle School & Community | Male | 1st Place – Our name is better than yours
Middle School & Community | Male | 2nd Place – We’re not good at team names
Middle School & Community | Male | 3rd Place – Chubby Chipmunks

Middle School & Community | Mixed | 1st Place – Sponsored by Billy Smithy
Middle School & Community | Mixed | 2nd Place – Dye Hard
Middle School & Community | Mixed | 3rd Place – The Black Bandanas

PM Elementary | Female | 1st Place – Ferndale Firecrackers
PM Elementary | Female | 2nd Place – Super 6
PM Elementary | Female | 3rd Place – The Mighty Fit Bits

PM Elementary | Male | 1st Place – The Six Packs
PM Elementary | Male | 2nd Place – Shredding Scorpions
PM Elementary | Male | 3rd Place – Eagleridge Elementary Boys

PM Elementary | Mixed | 1st Place – Bridgeway
PM Elementary | Mixed | 2nd Place – Eagleridge Elementary Mixed
PM Elementary | Mixed | 3rd Place – Pandamonium

The Junior Ski to Sea Race, held at Lake Padden Park, provides lots of fun for more than 800 participants annually!  Please join us next year – Saturday, May 19, 2018!

Check out photos of past competitors on the Jr. Ski to Sea Fan Page.

Junior Race course image

Click here to view the race course for each leg pf the race!


Jr. Race 2015 - photos by Cody I. Smith (255)

Ryan and Myra demonstrate the new Hula Hoop partner event.


3-legged race 2013

Jr. Race finish line - photo by Cody I. Smith

Jr. Race finish line – photo by Cody I. Smith

Fun team names and fun team costumes!

Fun team names and fun team costumes!

Participants are entered into a drawing to win a new bike from Kulshan Cycles! Jr. Race 2015 - photo by Cody I. Smith

Participants are entered into a drawing to win a new bike from Kulshan Cycles!
Jr. Race 2015 – photo by Cody I. Smith

Team registration opens Feb 1, 2018!
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Vendor application opens Feb 1st, 2018
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