The Bellingham Bay Marathon is a fundraiser for the Bellingham Bay Swim Team and Whatcom FC Rangers soccer club, and it provides financial support for other local youth programs. Overall, 100% of net proceeds benefit Whatcom County youth non-profit organizations!
The Bellingham Bay Swim Team (BBST) is a year-round club affiliated with Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS), a committee of USA Swimming. Founded in the fall of 1995, this parent board-run club offers swimmers from all skill levels, novice to elite, the opportunity to improve themselves and their swimming through the continued development of advanced swimming technique and conditioning in the sport.
BBST is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of over 100 swimmers of all ages, abilities, and commitment levels. The team offers something for everyone, from beginning swimmers to highly skilled swimmers competing at the national level.
Whatcom Football Club (WFC) Rangers is a premier level soccer club which participates in one of Washington State’s highest leagues, the Regional Club League (RCL.)
The WFC Rangers club formed in 1985 and has operated under the same name ever since. Four decades later, we are still here to serve our vibrant community. The club develops and trains over 500 players each year from U9 through U19 and has a staff of over 30. The staff aim to develop players to the best of their unique potential while adhering to the club’s core values of purpose, passion, and greatness. As one of the longest standing clubs in Washington state, we have a long legacy of providing an unforgettable youth soccer experience. Our “Driven by Purpose, Empowered with Passion, Destined for Greatness” motto makes WFC Rangers the premier destination for players.
WFC Rangers is a not for profit 501(c)(3) and the club offers scholarships to all players who qualify.
The Bellingham Bay Marathon acknowledges that we gather on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. Please join us in expressing our deepest respect and gratitude for our Indigenous neighbors, the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation and the Nuxwsa’7aq (Nooksack) tribes, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways. In recognizing these tribal communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, their descendants, and their living culture.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners who help make BBM possible!