CALLING ALL BELLINGHAM ATHLETES! Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County and Pacific Multisports are teaming up in 2022 to sponsor five Bellingham-based athletes! We’re looking for runners, multisport athletes, mountain bikers, cyclists, and paddlers to represent Bellingham at destination events. In exchange, we’ll set you up with free race entries to Pacific Multisports races and other local races, up to $500 in reimbursements for race entry fees at destination races, and branded Bellingham/Pacific Multisport attire (up to $200 value), and an invitation to be part of a community of like-minded athletes. The application is open to athletes of all ages and abilities. Applications will be accepted until January 15th.  Selections will be announced January 31st, 2022.

**The 2022 application process is now closed. Thanks to those who applied! We’ll be announcing our ambassadors by the end of the month**

FAQ’s

Can anyone apply?

  • We are looking for runners, multisport athletes, mountain bikers, cyclists, and paddlers to represent Bellingham at destination events. If you are an athlete and you work, play, or live in Bellingham you are eligible to apply. (Athletes 18 or younger must have approval from a parent or guardian.

What are the athlete benefits?

  • Destination race entry fee reimbursement (up to $500)
  • Bellingham-branded athletic gear (up to $200 value)
  • Free entry into a selection of local races
  • Invitation to be part of a community of inspiring local athletes

What are the athlete obligations?

  • Must be a positive ambassador for Bellingham and Bellingham-based outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Must be willing to take part in social media promotions and  shout-outs to Bellingham Experience and Pacific Multisports (tags, and hashtags, and a social best practice kit will be provided)
  • Must be willing to help spread the word (through word of mouth and social media) about outdoor recreation opportunities in Bellingham and Whatcom County
  • Must be willing to provide a photo and short bio for use on the Visit Bellingham and Pacific Multisports websites
  • Must be willing to participate in a professional photo shoot to be used for promotion of the program and Bellingham

Who are the organizations putting on the program?

Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County aims to promote the many amazing local races, events, athletes, tour guides, outfitters, that we have to offer here in Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County. It’s our goal to help both our residents and our visitors learn about the many ways to enjoy the vast array of outdoor recreation opportunities our community has to offer.

Pacific Multisports is a Bellingham-based scalable race event partner. We offer all the services needed to deliver a successful race event from online registration to race day timing and results. Engaged racers ourselves we are committed to providing a successful race experience for everyone. We are driven by our passion for athletics, commitment to community, and a genuine love of technology.