Recreation Northwest announces new Company Team Categories: Brewers, Builders, Bean Counters, Do-gooders, Healers and Makers! Join the fun and sign up your company team today!
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Todd Elsworth

Executive Director

Recreation Northwest




Bellingham Traverse Company Teams Provide Support and Friendly Competition

Team categories include Brewers, Builders and Bean Counters for multi-sport event to be held September 20 in Bellingham, WA.


BELLINGHAM, Wash., August 19, 2014Recreation Northwest invites regional businesses to form company teams and participate in the upcoming Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, a multi-sport event to be held September 20, 2014 in Bellingham, WA. Company teams add a sense of camaraderie and support, along with lively, but friendly, competition between companies in similar businesses.


Among the company team categories are the Brewers, including Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro, Kulshan Brewing Co. and Wander Brewing; the Builders, which counts Favinger Plumbing, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 191 and Cascade Joinery among its ranks; and the Bean Counters, with U.S. Bank and VSH Certified Public Accountants as its first two company teams.


Bellingham Traverse organizers are seeking additional company entries, for categories such as Baristas, Healers (nurses, doctors, massage and physical therapists, gyms and exercise studios), Makers (manufacturers), and Do-Gooders (local non-profit organizations) as well as suggestions for new categories.


“Because the Bellingham Traverse is an approachable event geared toward all abilities, it’s perfect for companies that want to promote wellness, team building and outdoor recreation,” said Todd Elsworth, Executive Director of Recreation Northwest. “It’s also a great way to gain visibility while having fun!”


Company teams like Favinger Plumbing return to the Bellingham Traverse each year to enjoy the outdoors and competing with their co-workers. Favinger Team Captain Polly Favinger said, “Being in the Bellingham Traverse brought our employees together. It’s just very doable, and super fun!”


This year’s overall Company Team winner will take home the coveted Company Team trophy, which is currently residing with 2013’s Company Team winner, Logos Bible Software in Bellingham.


Recreation Northwest invites companies to learn more about the many benefits of participating in the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, view the company team video and sign up their teams.


The following team captains are available for media inquiries:


Bellingham Traverse is a multi-sport event celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey. Solo, tandem and relay teams challenge themselves and one another on a rugged course that highlights the City of Bellingham's Parks, Greenways System, bike-friendly roads, and open water opportunities for recreation. The course includes a Greenways Run (5.5 mi); Mountain Bike (6.0 mi); Road Bike (18 mi.); Trail Run (3.4 mi); Paddle (3.6 mi.); and Team TREK (0.65 mi.)

To learn more about the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, visit To learn more about Recreation Northwest, visit or call 360-739-8458.



About Recreation Northwest

Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham, Washington–based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation, and bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we work to raise awareness of our public green spaces and their inhabitants, including one of the Northwest’s most revered symbols—the salmon. Recreation Northwest produces the Northwest Traverse Multi-Sport Series, which celebrates the salmon’s journey and culminates each year with the Bellingham Traverse; the Quest Adventure Races; the Race Directors Summit; and the Recreation Northwest Conference and EXPO. Learn more at

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