Some annual traditions are adventures. Such as the Bellingham-based annual Ski to Sea Race held this upcoming Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 27th.
Ski to Sea is the original multi-sport team relay race, run each year since 1973. It’s a seven-sport relay that covers 93 miles from Mt. Baker and finishes in Bellingham Bay. The route showcases the diverse natural beauty and highlights local outdoor recreational opportunities. Each team of 3-8 racers finishes at Bellingham’s scenic Marine Park, just down the hill from the Historical Fairhaven Festival, an all-day street party. Ski to Sea is owned and operated by the non-profit organization Whatcom Events and a network of 1,000 local volunteers.
Claire Harlock Garber loves to eat and drink and write about it. She has worked in the food industry for nearly a decade and was on staff at the Skagit Valley Co-op from 2010-2018, writing the regular columns Skagit Brew Corner, The Cheese Whisperer, The Bounty of Bulk, and What's Dippin' in the Well for the Co-op's blog, as well as articles for the Natural Enquirer newsletter.