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 7:15-11:00 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 11:00 am. At approximately 11:00 am (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 Sweeper Van which is sweeping the Running Course for racers.
All vehicles must drive in the right hand lane behind the Sweeper 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 the Shuksan Department of Transportation shed (herein referred to as the DOT shed) and the Heather Meadows Lodge on Mt Baker.
Both skiers, the runner, and road biker should ride together. Drop the biker off at the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park (1/2 mile past the DOT shed) on the way up the mountain. Proceed to the Heather Meadows Lodge parking lot. When your team comes down from the mountain, the most efficient way for them to pick you up is from the Salmon Ridge Sno-Park 1/2 mile east. They are allowed to pick you up at the DOT shed but Law Enforcement does not allow the driver to get out of the car OR stop longer than 30 seconds, so the runner MUST be ready to jump in the vehicle to avoid traffic congestion. Continue down to pick up the biker at Riverside Park.
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