This race raises funds for children in Mongolia to afford school costs. $50.00 covers annual expenses for textbooks, school supplies, and school uniforms for a child. Bellinghams newest sister city, Tsetserleg, Mongolia, will become official this summer. Funds from this race will be presented by delegates from Bellingham when citizens from both cities sign their Sister Cities agreement this August in Tsetserleg.
This is a low-key,no-frills, 13.1-mile race. The race begins and ends at Fairhaven Park and turns around at the Clayton Beach Parking lot (two-person relay teams can station their second runner at Clayton Beach).
There will be two aid stations each direction and one at the end for a total of five water stations. Each aid station will represent another of Bellinghams Sister Cities, complete with costumes and national refreshments. There will be no timing chips.