Lake Whatcom Classic

map - long courseRACE START: May 2, 2020
10:00 AM
Level: 2
Distance: 5.5/12mi
Registration: 8:00–9:00 AM
(Payment, Waivers, Race Numbers)
Pre-Race Meeting: 9:15 AM
Director: Marc Blake
Phone: 626.376.1125

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL RACERS in the Lake Whatcom Classic!

THERE WILL BE BOAT INSPECTIONS for Aquatic Invasive Species. Inspectors will be on-site to check boats, and the process will be fast and efficient. We have also confirmed that there will be NO FEE for racers. You can speed the process by taking this informative online course, then printing and bringing the certificate:
map - short course

Getting to the Start

Take the Lakeway Drive exit off I-5 (exit #253), and head east on Lakeway drive for approximately a mile and a half. Then take a left on Electric Ave., and proceed for another mile and a half until you come to the Bloedel Donovan Park entrance on your right. Once in the park drive to the boat launch area.

Race Registration

Pre-register online! One click, one form, and you can help speed up the race day registration process and ensure accurate spelling of your name. Plus, save five bucks.

Click here to register

Race Course

Long Course
The course starts at Bloedel Donovan Park, and bends down the lake to Reveille Island, where participants will circle it counterclockwise, and back to the start/finish line.

Short Course
The course starts at Bloedel Donovan Park and turns at the second southern point, back to the start/finish line.

Course Records

Long Course
Evan Jacobs and Tyler Peterson, 2013, 1:24:17.2 in a 2x Flatwater Shell.

Short Course
David Deschenes, 2017, 34:41 in a 1x Flatwater Shell.

Entry Fees

Members and Juniors
$10 per person if registered online
$15 per person day of race

$15 per person if registered online
$20 per person day of race

Boats of 3+ competitors
$10 per person (members and/or nonmembers).


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.