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Hamster Endurance Runs: 6 hour | 12 hour | 24 hour | 32 hour

August 22 - August 23

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of August, repeating until September 27, 2025

The Hamster Endurance Runs at Lake Padden welcomes seasoned ultra runners as well as first timers looking for a new challenge.

Proceeds will benefit Whatcom Family YMCA, Whatcom Humane Society farm facility, and Trailsisters.

We promise to support you all 6/12/24/32 hours with food, drinks, laugher, cheering, and top notch lip syncing. Volunteers, be ready to cheer and support all runners, with the option to lip sync and eat your weight in hummus, quality chocolate, and coffee.

The ​​​​​​​​course is the well-marked 2.6 mile trail that circumnavigates Lake Padden. The trail has obvious markers and additional glow lights for the night time hours. The trail is a wooded, natural setting so it’s required that runners come prepared with headlamps. Trail surface is compact dirt and/or crushed gravel, nontechnical, with minimal elevation change. Each loop has 244 ft. of elevation gain.

Race Day Schedule

6:30-7:45 AM – Check in at Lake Padden
8:00 AM – Start for all runs
2:00 PM – 6 hour event finishes
2:15 PM – 6 hour event awards
8:00 PM – 12 hour event finishes. Pizzas ordered!
8:15 PM – 12 hour event awards

8:00 AM – 24 hour event finishes
8:15 AM – 24 hour awards
4:00 PM – 32 hour event finishes – awards follow


August 22
August 23
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Lake Padden Park
4882 S Samish Way
Bellingham, WA 98229 United States
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