CALLING ALL BELLINGHAM ATHLETES! Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism — through it’s Basecamp Bellingham campaign and Pacific Multisports are teaming up in 2020 to sponsor five Bellingham-based athletes! We’re looking for runners, multisport athletes, mountain bikers, cyclists, paddlers and skiers to represent Bellingham at destination events. In exchange for being a positive ambassador of Bellingham and all of the outdoor recreation opportunities that Bellingham has to offer, we’ll hook you up with free entry into your destination race of choice (up to $500), awesome Bellingham-branded athletic gear, free entry to a selection of local athletic events, and an invitation to be part of a community of like-minded athletes. The application is open to athletes of all ages and abilities. Selections will be announced March 31st, 2020.

FAQ’s

Can anyone apply?

  • We are looking for runners, multisport athletes, mountain bikers, cyclists, paddlers and skiers 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). Find the athlete application here.

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 local athletes

What are the athlete obligations?

  • Must be a positive ambassador for Bellingham and Bellingham-based outdoor recreation opportunities
  • Must be willing to give social media shout-outs to Basecamp Bellingham and Pacific Multisports (tags, and hashtags will be provided)
  • Must be willing to help spread the word (through word of mouth and social media) about outdoor recreation opportunites in Bellingham and Whatcom County
  • Must be willing to provide a photo and short bio for use on the Basecamp Bellingham and Pacific Multisports websites
  • Must be willing to participate in a professional photo shoot

Who are the organizations putting on the program?

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, through its Basecamp Bellingham campaign, 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.