AwardsCelebrate the Racers

Tentative Award Ceremony Time for 2020!

Join in the Celebration at the FINISH LINE starting at 5:00 PM at Marine Park!

Based on past results, this is our best guess/tentative schedule for the Award Ceremony but this order may change on Race Day. We will have one Ceremony with pauses as needed by the Timing Crew.  Hope to see you there!

Top Gun Awards
Whatcom County Open
Whatcom County Mixed
Whatcom County Women
Competitive Open
Recreational Open
Competitive Mixed
Competitive Women
Recreational Mixed
Recreation Women
High School


Enjoy the excitement at Marine Park as you watch racers ring the historic Finish line bells before the Award Ceremony begins. Be sure to visit our food vendors and Sponsor booths for food, fun, games, photos and prizes. If you are over 21, you can also hit the Boundary Bay Brewery Beer Garden featuring four local microbrews on tap including the Ski to Sea IPA and cider provided by Lost Giant Cider Co.


Want a T-shirt, Hoodie, Hat or Stickers? Ski to Sea merchandise will be for sale at the Ski to Sea booth.


The top three teams in each category will receive Ski to Sea plaques.


Also, help celebrate our rich talent from right here in Whatcom County as the EXCITING Whatcom County Cups are awarded to the winning open, women’s and mixed Whatcom County Teams.



Will receive an Official Ski to Sea T-Shirt



1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners will receive plaques.



1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners will receive plaques for all Team members, a plaque to reside at the sponsoring organization.



This perpetual trophy will be awarded to the overall winners in the Whatcom County Divisions for Open, Women’s and Mixed teams. The trophy will have the winning team’s names on the trophy for the winning year. It will be housed at the winning sponsor’s place of business for viewing.



The top female and top male finishers of each leg will receive a locally-produced wooden laser cut medal.  Top Gun Awards will be announced at the beginning of the Award Ceremony.  For the Top Gun award in the canoe leg, the award will go to the first finishers that have two female paddlers, two male paddlers and the Top Mixed (m/f) Canoe Team.  Racers who are on a team that has an early release for any reason are not eligible for the Top Gun Awards.

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