Welcome to the Bellingham Trail Running Club

Bellingham is an outdoor playground with hundred of miles of trails! Trail running is a fun and healthy way to connect with nature and improve your fitness. The BTRC will help you have fun, socialize, and achieve your trail running goals whether you are new to trail running, an old pro, an ultra runner, or a road runner with an adventurous streak. Join a fun group of runners who are exploring the trails. All ability levels are welcome!


Join the BTRC and enjoy the camaraderie and support of other local runners. Members and nonmembers can attend the weekly BTRC group run. Members receive a discount on BTRS races.

Group Runs

Our group runs explore local trails and keep you motivated and running year around with other local runners! After the run, we might get lunch, dinner, or drinks at a local restaurant or Brewpub These group runs are acceptable for any fitness level. You do not need to be a member to join in the fun!

Weekly Morning Trail Run
Led by Nichole Braun & Mark Harding
We have a group run every week usually on Wednesday mornings! Join us for a fun and social run. For most up to date info on our runs, go to our Facebook Group Page. On our club FB page be sure to click on “Events” under the cover photo.

BTRS Course Preview Runs
Monthly, Seasonal
About once a month our Weekly morning run will preview one of the BTRS race courses (usually the upcoming one). For more info, go to our events page: FB Events Page.

Bellingham 6 Brewery Challenge
Join us for a fun and social run to all 5 local breweries and one non-brewery that will take you through many local urban trails. We will end at Kulshan. All paces, run is about 4 miles. For more info, dates, locations visit our Facebook page. This run is lots of fun. For winter and early spring dates, bring your headlamp! Using themed dress up.

Pine & Cedar 24 hr Challenge
Monthly Challenge
We challenge you to try to do as many repeats as possible in 24hrs on Pine and Cedar Trail. One repeat: 4 miles, 1650ft climbing. The record holder is Aaron Poh with 11 repeats. For more details visit out FB Events Page.

Cross Chuckanut 20 Mile Run
A group run where we all stay together and run from Blanchard Mountain to Fairhaven. Usually 17-20 miles. We do this run once every month or two. Fun, challenging, with about 4,500ft of climbing and lots of fun trails! Bring a headlamp.

Seasonal Fun Runs
We offer many seasonal runs with various themes like Valentine’s Day Undie Run, Solstice Run & Plunge, Holiday Run on Galbraith, and more.

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