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August 10, 2023

Anna Rankin
Whatcom Events
(360) 746-8861

Registration Opens Today for Trails to Taps Relay

Registration for the 5th annual Trails to Taps Relay (Sunday, October 15th) opens at 1:00 pm today, August 10th. Teams save $40 by registering by 8/31.

Teams of 4-8 runners comprise this 8-leg relay run which highlights two of Bellingham’s best assets – breweries and trail running. This is a change from the prior format of a 10-leg relay. Each leg of the 30+-mile course utilizes local trails, parks and streets and then ends at a different brewery to transition to the next leg.  Teammates meet each other at the Boundary Bay Beer Garden for an After Party from 1-4 pm to celebrate with all the participating breweries.

Each runner receives a complimentary pint glass and beer token to be redeemed for a pint from the brewery/cidery of their choice as part of registration. The event encourages costumes and features a Costume Contest which will take place at 3:00 pm.  This relay is 21+ only but the After Party is all ages.

Boundary Bay Brewery, Stones Throw Brewery, Kulshan Brewing Co., Lost Giants Cider Company, Aslan Depot, Wander Brewing, Bellingham Cider Company, and El Suenito Breweing Co are all hosting transition points and providing libations.

The Beneficiary of the Relay for the 5th year is Lydia Place.  To date, our donation to Lydia Place for this event is $14,500. 
Volunteer opportunities are available for this event, and anyone interested can email us at relay@trailstotapsrelay.com. Event information can be found on our website here.

Whatcom Events is a volunteer-operated community 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Our mission is volunteer-driven management of events that showcase the diverse natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities Whatcom County has to offer while supporting local nonprofit organizations. 

        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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