This time table was designed by experienced racers to help out new racers, with consideration to the road closures. We hope this assists you in your planning.
The Mt. Baker Highway (542) will be closed from 7:15 AM to 11 AM between Canyon Creek Road in Glacier and Mt. Baker Lodge. Any viewers, participants or additional support vehicles who want to go to the top of the mountain must pass Canyon Creek Road prior to 7:15 AM. No vehicles will be allowed to travel down the mountain prior to 9:30 AM. After approximately 9:30 AM (or later as determined by the Whatcom County Sheriff) and for the duration of the race, vehicles traveling down Mt. Baker Highway (west) will be released behind the Chase Van which is sweeping the Running Course for racers.
All vehicles must drive in the right hand lane behind the Chase Van. There is NO vehicle stopping on the way down as this creates a log jam on the highway.
Dispersal is based upon the flow of the race, and may be delayed in case of emergency or other safety concerns. Team members, spectators and fans should plan accordingly. For safety reasons, vehicles may not park along the course between DOT and the Mt Baker Lodge.
Both skiers, the runner, and road biker should ride together. Drop the biker off at the SNO-Park (1/2 mile past the DOT Shed) on the way up the mountain. Proceed to the Heather Meadows Lodge parking lot. If you are picking up a runner at the DOT snow shed (runner – bike exchange area), we will announce your team number as you reach Sno-Park. That way, your runner will be ready and waiting for you. The announcer (a volunteer from Northwest Computer Repair) will be standing beside the road just before SnoPark. Simply show him your team bib or tell him your team number. He will then announce it over the PA at the DOT snow shed. Continue down to pick up the biker at Riverside Park.
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