Excelsior Traverse 10M

Saturday July 29th 2017

Course Description

Only a few miles from the Canadian border a remote ridge trail offers up sweeping vistas of some of Washington’s northernmost peaks. Beginning from a pair of alpine lakes, the High Divide trail climbs to the summit of Excelsior Peak then turns east rolling with the ridgeline and serving up persistent views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Welcome Pass signals a steep descent into the Nooksack Valley and the finish.


Aspire is committed to providing exceptional service and support to ensure an unforgettable running experience. The following schedule is a tentative outline for making travel arrangements.

8:00am. Convene, Bellingham WA. I-5 Exit 255. Meet in the SE corner of the Sunset Shopping Square, 1275 E Sunset Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226. Look for the green Suburban with “Aspire Adventure Running” decals.

8:30. Departure for the course.

10:30. Drop runners at Damfino Lakes trail head. Estimated travel time for the course 2-4 hours.

12:30-2:30. Food, Drink, Relaxation

3:30. Depart for Bellingham.

5:00. Estimated arrival time in Bellingham.


Running Gear

Each runner should come equipped with a personal running pack/vest, hydration system, water filtration, and personal snacks. Aspire has a selection of bars, gels, electrolytes etc. available, but we also encourage folks to bring foods that they are accustomed to for long runs. Running clothing should consist of layering system including a wind/waterproof jacket and an insulative layer.

Drop Bag

A bag of post-run clothing is essential. This bag should include an insulative jacket preferably down or synthetic, a wind/water resistant outer layer, dry clothing, and dry shoes.


$100 Registration Closes July 23rd