Whether you want to qualify for Boston Marathon, improve your race time or walk/run your first 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, our goal is to get you across the FINISH line. We have expert endurance coaches for walkers and runners of all paces. David Penrose, the former Event Director of the Bellingham Bay Marathon, will direct the program with the same humanity, professional focus and attention to details to ensure all ETP members experience personal growth to help them fulfill their race goal.

BBay Endurance Training Program

To promote walking & running as part of a healthy lifestyle, BBay Running offers an endurance training program open to all levels and abilities of walkers & runners. Participants will be grouped by similar base-endurance capacities. A BBay head coach will be dedicated to train and mentor each group. Assistant coaches will be available to support the head coaches and enhance your experience in the program.

BBay Endurance Training Program objective: do all possible to ensure participants reach their respective finish line. The path to participants goal race(s) will be well coached through education, counseling and guidance through our 26-week program.

Program Overview

ETP will provide weekly coached sessions each Saturday morning for marathon and half-marathon training. These programs are expertly coached during in-person sessions, plus a weekly training plan. Group training for your goal race distance ensures you have the motivation and support coming from other participants. Our training groups offer ETP members a supportive and inclusive atmosphere.

  • Program orientations:
    • 9:00a, Saturday, 30 March @ BBay Running
    • 7:00p, Wednesday, 3 April @ BBay Running
  • The 26-week ETP training for marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 5K starts 8:00a, Saturday, 6 April. Participants will run or walk 2.6 miles (one lap around Lake Padden) to aid in pace group placement.
  • Community professionals will be guest speakers before 1-2 training sessions each month.
  • Seminars specifically designed for endurance training will be held occasionally at BBay Running.
  • While BBay ETP schedule is ideal for running or walking any of the Bellingham Bay Marathon events(5k, 10k, relay, half marathon or marathon), program participants may apply the endurance benefit of ETP to any race(s).

Info Session: Want to learn more? Come to our info session, Wednesday, 7:00p, 27 March to meet coaches, ask questions and get answers!

Location: BBay Running, 1431 N State St, Bellingham; directions

Program Benefits

  • Extended 26-week program
  • Weekly plan for marathon, half-marathon, 10K or 5K training
  • Weekly in-person coached group runs
  • Coach consulting throughout training
  • Educational sessions: injury prevention, stride efficiency, hydration, nutrition, gear selection and more
  • Technical shirt for training & racing
  • 15% discount on any 2019 Bellingham Bay Marathon event (full, half, 10K, 5K or relay)
  • 15% discount on all purchases at BBay Running for duration of program season
  • Form life-long friendships
  • Healthy Lifestyle!

Training Groups

BBay ETP coaches are experienced in and dedicated to specific training groups to ensure participants received the coaching that is right for them. Training groups are defined as follows:

  • Twin Sisters – sub-9:00 per mile
  • Shuksan – 9:30-10:30 per mile
  • Kulshan – 11:00-13:00 per mile
  • Baker – 13:30+ per mile


  • $100: Early Bird In-Store Deal! 4-17 March, in-store registration ONLY
  • $115: Early Bird Online Deal! 10-17 March
  • $135 $115 Save $20 18 March – 30 April (in-store registration or coupon code)
  • $135 $125 Save $10 Inaugural Year Deal 18 March – 30 April, use coupon code: bbay1
  • $135: Regular Season Price



BBay Endurance Training Program Team

BBay ETP Coaches

Austen Reiter, Training Coordinator
Twin Sisters (sub-9:00)
Austen Reiter, Head Coach
David Ball, Assistant Coach
Seth O’Harra, Training Assistant
Shuksan (9:30-10:30)
Brad Hubbard, Head Coach
Michelle Heitmann, Assistant Coach
Kulshan (11:00-13:00)
Amber Becker, Head Coach
Patricia Holmes, Assistant Coach
Pauline Lauvin, Assistant Coach
Baker (13:30+)
Jane Moudry, Head Coach
Linda Pierce, Assistant Coach
Sue Dabney, Training Asssitant

BBay Endurance Training Program team
looks forward to helping you reach your goals
as part of your living a healthy lifestyle.

Join Us!