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Competitors don flamingo, chicken suits in return of Bellingham Traverse relay

Multi-sport race returns after pandemic and smoke-caused cancellations

Dressed in inflatable flamingo suits, attendees wave their arms to the camera.
Dressed in inflatable flamingo suits on Saturday, Aug. 19, racers on team YMCA Department of Fun cheer on a teammate in the paddling leg of the Bellingham Traverse relay race at Waypoint Park. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Andrew Foster News Intern
As the clock hit noon on Saturday, Aug. 19, the blaring horn of a fire truck signaled the start of t
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