The Padden Mudfest is a 6 mile trail race taking place on wooded single track trails in Lake Padden Park in Bellingham. This race is unique in offering some of the muddy conditions and challenging hill climbs often only found in ultra runs. If you like trails, mud, and hills, give this run a try. This is a Greater Bellingham Running Club hosted race.
Online registration is available starting about the first of February until about two days before the race at www.gbrc.net. Day of race registration is also available starting at 8:45am.
Cost: $10.00 for non-GBRC members, free for GBRC members.
The course is 6 miles in length. The race begins and end at the playground near the basketball courts and will be run almost entirely on the horse trails above the lake. It is a very hilly course, usually with muddy and sloppy conditions.
Note about Footwear: Trail shoes or shoes with aggressive tread are highly recommended. Due to the rocky nature of the course, spikes are not recommended.
Aid Stations: There will be one aid station with water located at roughly the halfway point of the race.
Baby joggers and dogs are not allowed on the course.
Also, no headphones please.
From I-5 Northbound: Take the N. Lake Samish Exit 246 and turn left (north) at the stop sign. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to the East Lake Padden entrance. Turn left and follow the road to the playground area.
From I-5 Southbound: Take the Samish Way Exit 252 and turn left onto Samish Way at the light. Then turn right at the next light onto Samish Way. Follow the road for 2.5 miles until the East Lake Padden sign (it will be the second sign for Lake Padden). Turn right and follow the road to the playground area.
Please carpool or use public transportation to get to the race if possible.
Do not park in either the gravel or the paved parking lots adjacent to the dog park – these are reserved for dog owners and other park users.
Parking is available in the lot above the registration area, along the access road, at the boat ramp parking area 1/4 mile from the start, and at the swim area 1 mile from the start.
All awards will be given immediately at the conclusion of the race.
Ribbons will be given to the first three competitors in each age group based on 10 year brackets from under 20 to over 70. There will be no age-grading.
Awards will include random prizes, gift certificates, and/or merchandise courtesy of our sponsors. Must be present to win. <!–
Men’s Course Record: Logan Senrud 38:30 (2007)
Women’s Course Record: Valor Hopes 47:43 (2005); Ashley Carruth (2006)–>
Results: Results will be available after the race at www.gbrc.net.
Hot soup, and fresh bread donated by Great Harvest, will be available after the race. Please recycle and reduce waste as much as possible. Bring extra dry clothing if the weather is cold and/or wet as the shelters will provide some cover but are not enclosed structures.<!–
Sponsors: Our sponsors at the time of publishing include:
For info on the race please contact:
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