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March 23, 2020

Anna Rankin
Ski to Sea

2020 Ski to Sea Race Canceled

It is with great disappointment that Whatcom Events must announce that the 2020 Ski to Sea race is canceled due to the circumstances associated with the Coronavirus.

The Ski to Sea has been an uninterrupted annual celebration of Bellingham Washington's diverse outdoor recreational opportunities since 1973. Suffice it to say that making the decision to interrupt this tradition of 46 years was difficult and painful. However, cancellation is the only responsible choice given the logistics in preparing for the race, the uncertainty of our ability to safely stage the event on May 24, and our sensitivity to the financial and potential health impacts to racers.  All teams will be entitled to a full refund of paid registration fees, which will be processed via check. Paid Teams should contact us for refund details.  

Ski To Sea Bellingham Whatcom County (67)

Whatcom Events is a non-profit entity, and the Ski to Sea is made possible largely by our Sponsors and volunteers. Rest assured that we will do everything in our power to resume consecutive annual races in 2021. In order to help ensure that this occurs, we would appreciate it if teams consider opting to decline a refund of registration fees, and instead apply them toward registration fees for the 2021 Ski to Sea race. Or even better, forfeit the refund and consider it a 2020 donation to Whatcom Events.

We humbly appreciate the 46 years of support for Whatcom County’s premier event, and hope that racers, sponsors and volunteers will be celebrating our great outdoors in another manner on May 24, 2020.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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