2013 Classic

Monday, June 24, 2013 through Saturday, June 29, 2013

Schedule of Sporting Events | Special Events | Social Events | Registration | Hotel & Lodging | Transportation

2013-torch-logoThe 29th Annual Torch Classic will take place in the great Northwest. Join us in Bellingham, Washington for the 2013 Torch Classic.

We hope that you will join us to support the community, renew old acquaintances and make many new friendships.

See you in Washington!

Check back often for the latest in Torch Classic information!


Special Events


Day Date Time Event
Mon 6/24 TBA Motorbike Ride – Seattle Area
Tue 6/25 TBA Tour of Vancouver, British Columbia
Stanley Park, Olympic Torch, Spanish Banks, Grouse Mountain, Suspension Bridge
Fri 6/28 7:00 am to
4:00 pm
Volunteer Day
Build greenhouses at Pioneer Montessori – Lunch/beverages provided


Schedule of Sporting Events


Day Date Time Event (Snacks & beverages provided at all events)
Wed 6/26 9:00 am to
3:00 pm
Volleyball – Bellingham High School
9:00 am to
3:00 pm
Tennis – Bellingham High School
6:00 pm to
8:00 pm
Ice Hockey – Torch Dream Team v. Vancouver Canuck Alumni
Sportsplex (cancelled)
Thu 6/27 7:00 am to
4:00 pm
Golf – North Bellingham Course (some rental clubs available)
6:00 pm to
10:00 pm
Bowling – Park Bowl
Fri 6/28 5:00 pm to
9:00 pm
Basketball – Bellingham High School
Sat 6/29 7:00 am to
5:00 pm
Softball and Co-Ed Softball – Conoco Philips Field, Ferndale
9:00 am start 5K Run – Fairhaven – Village Books Literacy Run – Registration fee paid for all BP employees and their family members (non-BP $10/indiv, $20 family). Also, all BP employees and spouses will receive 125 Staywell points! IMPORTANT! If you plan to run, you must register online with Village Books.


Social Events


Day Date Time Event
Sat 6/29 6:00 pm to
11:00 pm
Social and Closing Ceremonies




2013 Registration is NOW OPEN here...  A registration form must be filled out for EACH attendee. If you have any questions about registration or if your registration information should change, send a note to registration@torchclassic.com.


Hotel & Lodging


Bellingham Lodging
Birch Bay Camping
Cherry Point Refinery Rec Area Camping – contact Ria Bordian



Holiday Inn Express www.hiexpress.com 360-671-4800

$85/Night – Free WiFi, breakfast, gym, pool


Quality Inn http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-bellingham-washington-WA054


$99 weeknight; $109 weekend – free Wifi, breakfast, gym, pool, airport transportation


Hotel Bellwether http://www.hotelbellwether.com/rooms-suites/ 360-392-3100

$179/night water view of Bellingham Bay – free WiFi, coffee, gym





Getting to Bellingham – Maps, Ground Transportation, Air Transportation


  • Fly to SeaTac (Seattle) Airport – then take smaller plane to Bellingham airport or drive (approx 1-1/2hrs north). The Airporter is a shuttle service from SeaTac to Bellingham. www.airporter.com/
  • Fly to Vancouver, BC International Airport – then drive south 1/2hr (need passport – customs) to border; another 20 minutes to Bellingham.

Rental vans will be provided to transport non-locals to/from hotels and activities.