SPONSORSSki to Sea Race Sponsor Information

The Ski to Sea Race has been held consecutively in Whatcom County since 1973 from the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay. The seven leg relay follows a course through the communities of Glacier, Maple Falls, Kendall, Everson, Lynden, and Ferndale, ending at Marine Park in the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham. Tens of thousands of people including vendors, racers, and fans join together for a street festival to celebrate and enjoy Whatcom County’s outdoor recreation community. This roughly 93 mile course draws more than 20,000 spectators who line the course and finish line to watch some of the best athletes in the field compete side-by-side with weekend warriors from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Ski to Sea Race showcases the community spirit and unique outdoor recreational opportunities Bellingham and Whatcom County have to offer, while at the same time providing support for local 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable beneficiaries.

Our reach and scope of advertising is as follows:


  • > The Ski to Sea Facebook page has over 14,000 fans
  • > Our Race website gets over 1 Million unique hits a year
  • > The print media campaign makes over 500,000 impressions
  • > 3,000 – 4,000 racers and 20,000 spectators gather in Bellingham during the Race weekend
  • > Our newsletter goes out to over 17,000 current and past racers and supporters


Ski to Sea Race Sponsorships

Please contact us if your organization would like to be a Sponsor of the Ski to Sea Race. We can help to grow your business around this event that serves as the unofficial kickoff to summer!  Our Sponsors are the key to putting on this amazing volunteer-based event and our goal is to provide you the most exposure and reach possible with the Ski to Sea community. This is an excellent opportunity for your organization to increase its visibility by joining us in our mission to promote outdoor recreation while supporting local charitable non-profits. Your sponsorship participation positively impacts our local community and businesses. Get your company name on the Ski to Sea t-shirt, and your organization will be recognized for years to come. Please email anna@skitosea.com or call the Ski to Sea office at 360-746-8861 for more information.

Partner with a High School in the Ski to Sea Race

Beginning in 2019, Whatcom Events is offering the first 20 complete teams to register, FREE ENTRY to participate in Ski to Sea.  This will allow companies and organizations the opportunity to partner with a High School team, providing them assistance with gear rental, team T-shirts and Race Day food. This is a great way to show your commitment to the community.


In an effort to accompany more High School Teams, the Ski to Sea Race Committee has voted to lower the fees for high school teams to $149 if we get more than 20 register.


More than one team may be sponsored from the same High School. If you are interested in sponsoring a High School Team or you are a High School Team interested in being sponsored, please email anna@skitosea.com or call the Ski to Sea office at 360-746-8861.


Our Community Partners

The Ski to Sea Race would not be possible without the help of these community partners that volunteer their time, energy and services to make the Race run smoothly and safely for everyone.


Airlift Northwest
NW Ambulance
Whatcom County ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
What County Search and Rescue
Whatcom Fire District 14
Port of Bellingham
Whatcom County
City of Bellingham

Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Whatcom County Public Works

City of Everson
Whatcom County Fire District 1 Everson
City of Ferndale
Whatcom County Fire Department 7 Ferndale

Johnson Team Real Estate

Hardware Sales

Bellingham Yacht Club

Ram Construction

Granite Construction

Dawson Construction

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