Race’s history traces back to early 20th century

The seven-leg relay race people know and love today as Ski to Sea was once a one-person race without a relay, craft beer garden at the finish line or advanced safety precautions.

The first official Ski to Sea race was in 1973, but the history of the race can be traced back even further all the way to 1911 with the Mount Baker Marathon.

Looking to increase tourism and civic pride, the Mount Baker Marathon was created with two different routes in Glacier and Deming. It was a one-person race with no relay aspect.