Whatcom Water Week EventSaturday, September 16th, 2017!
- 1k kids Smolt Sprint at 10:00 am
- 5k Fun Run/Walk at 10:30 am
BP Highlands 4900 Brown Road, Blaine, WA 98230
Jackson Rd south of Grandview Rd, Ferndale. Google Map
See you there!!!
Join the Chums of Terrell Creek for this fun event during Whatcom Water Week.
Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP Highlands and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health. This family friendly even offers a kids' smolt sprint, prizes and more!!
* Free t-shirts (to the first 300 participants)
* Free raffle with lots of cool prizes
* 1k Smolt Sprint for kids at 10:00 am, ribbons for all racers
* Kids activities
* Guest speakers
* Beautiful location for a morning run or walk
* Exhibits and information tables
* Route is off the roads. Paved and gravel trails
If you would like to help out with the event in the future sign on the WCD Volunteer Form
Photos from past Run with the Chums:
More photos on our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/WhatcomCD
Summary of the 2015 Run with the Chums:
Over 280 parents, kids, volunteers, runners, walkers, grandparents, dog owners, and community members joined the Chums of Terrell Creek to celebrate Healthy Water, Healthy People on a rainy Saturday in September.
The weeks leading up to the Annual Run with the Chums were sunny, warm and dry, actually the driest on record. But when Saturday morning, Sept 19th arrived the sky opened up and brought much needed and celebrated rain to Whatcom County. Hardy runners and walkers flocked to the beautiful open space around Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve and Point Whitehorn. This area is used for farming, recreation, and provides habitat to owls, hawks, salmon, coyotes, raccoon, rodents and many more. The lovely rolling course explored this habitat on a 5k scenic loop through forests, along coastal bluffs and through farm lands. Along with way informational signs guided the participants with water quality and conservation tips and information to ponder as they moved through this inspirational setting.
Seven organizations were represented at the Start/Finish line providing information on how to improve habitat and water quality by making small changes in our own lives to protect our valuable natural resources and our own health.
The organizations represented were:
Whatcom Conservation District: www.whatcomcd.org
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement: www.n-sea.org
Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network: http://wmmsn.org
WDFW, Lake Terrell Unit: http://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/whatcom/Lake%20Terrell/
Visit www.whatcomcd.org for more information.
Kind words from past participants Run with the Chums:
“Thank you for a wonderful Saturday morning. My daughter and I along with her 3 little children participated. It was So much fun! The kids had a blast.” Terilyn Price
“Good Morning, My husband and kids and I all ran the run on Saturday. It was a great event, thank you!” Quenby Peterson
“Please send our "Thanks for the fun event!" to all involved. I completed the 5K for my first time ever event, ran (really jogged) without stopping and enjoyed it very much. Thank you very much” Kim and Pat Martin
“Thank you, we did have a great time. The weather was perfect and the crowd laid back. I apprecaited the 10am time as I came off shift that morn. My daughter and I both ran the race and she beat me once again. Darn them young kids. My son was unable to join us but he keeps asking "Dad, do you want that shirt?" It's a great design and a decent color, one of the few I'll wear. Would you by any chance have another Mens Medium left over? My "manboy" would certainly wear it."
"Either way, thanks for offering a fun and informational time. Next year we'll bring more folks along with us.” Cheers, Charlie Drury
"Great run, thank you for putting it together!!" Sydney Ratzlaf
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