FINISH LINESpectator Area in Marine Park

Finish Line at Marine Park, Fairhaven

Although not technically a Leg of the Ski to Sea Race, there is a lot of fun and celebration to be had at the Finish Line of the Race in Marine Park. From the large Spectator Area, you can watch a kayaker hop out of their kayak and run up the hill to the finish line and ring the famous bell after their legs have fallen asleep. The foot of Harris Avenue in Fairhaven is where everyone gathers after the race for food and fun for the entire family.

Getting to Marine Park and Parking:

Don’t fight traffic on Ski to Sea Sunday. We encourage people to use public transportation, walk or ride their bikes to Fairhaven.


WTA’s red line bus (Route 1) will run three times an hour between downtown and Fairhaven. Four extra buses have been added for the day. Route 14 runs leaves downtown and hits Western Washington University’s C before proceeding to Fairhaven. That route leaves every 45 minutes on race day. Cost is $1.00 each way or you can use a WTA bus pass. Don’t hassle with traffic and parking, take the BUS! For more information, call 676-RIDE or visit www.ridewta.com


There is a pay parking lot across from the Ferry Terminal on Harris. We hope you enjoy watching our local athletes compete in the Ski to Sea Race.


Alternatively, in 2022 parking is also available at the park-by-donation lot at Sacred Heart Church (corner of 14th St. & Knox Ave) starting at 12:30pm. All proceeds support Agape Service Project’s services to the farmworker community of Whatcom County.

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony begins at 5pm.

Enjoy Delicious Food by our Local Vendors

    • Gusto Wood Fired Pizza
    • Bay City Ice Cream
    • Crabby’s Crab Cakes
    • El Agave
    • Port Fairhaven Fish and Chips in the Ferry Terminal

Boundary Bay Beer Garden

Bellingham’s longest operating Brewery will supply four beers on tap in the Beer Garden, including a brand new Race Day IPA (14°P OG | 55 IBU | 6% ABV) brewed especially for Ski to Sea. They will also offer a Pale Ale, Blonde and Scotch on tap. Lost Giants Cider and Boxed Wine will also be available. Cheers!

Spectators at Finish LineBeer Garden


Ski to Sea Merchandise for Sale

Be sure to stop by the Ski to Sea booth to purchase your shirt, hoodie, tote bag, stainless steel cup, beanie or hat. 



Several of our generous Sponsors will have a booth at the Finish Line, we encourage you to stop by and say hello to them and give your thanks for their participation. Our Sponsors are:

sponsor logos


Have questions while at Marine Park?

Ski to Sea personnel will be on hand to answer questions, just look for the Ski to Sea tent or check-in at the volunteer tent.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a team picture with the gorgeous Bellingham Bay as a backdrop.



Volunteering for the Finish Line:

If you want to volunteer for the Finish Line of the race, please email us at volunteer@skitosea.com.

The Historic Fairhaven Festival

The race finishes at Marine Park but is also celebrated in the heart of Fairhaven with an all-day multi-street party hosted by The Historic Fairhaven Association. Independent of Ski to Sea festivities, you can find out more here…

  • Peoples Bank
  • Peace Health
  • Mt Baker
  • Fred Meyer