Now in its 23nd year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997.  Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear.  And some of the best trail running in Big Bear was on the Pacific Crest Trail.  

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2800 mile trail that runs from the Mexican to the Canadian border.  The section that runs through Big Bear, and that the race travels on, offers spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.  

The event is a fund raiser for the local volunteer search and rescue organization.  Search & Rescue bring out over 20 volunteers to assist in the operation of the event, staffing aid stations, marking course, providing communication, safety, and of course, if needed, first aid.  Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event.    

Upcoming Races

Jun 15 2019
33 Miles
3,941 3,941 ft.
Lollipop Course
7 Aid Stations
10 :00 Cutoff
Hilly, ~2500-7500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
06/16/18 33 Miles 62 4:34:03 5:32:04
06/11/17 33 Miles 141 4:30:41 5:31:55
06/12/16 33 Miles 72 4:18:00 5:38:01
06/06/15 33 Miles 82 4:26:03 5:29:20
06/08/14 33 Miles 51 4:45:51 5:52:28
06/09/13 33 Miles 93 4:41:10 5:34:03
06/10/12 33 Miles 92 4:11:19 5:28:43
06/12/11 33 Miles 90 4:20:13 5:45:16
06/13/10 33 Miles 108 4:13:44 4:56:21
06/14/09 33 Miles 102 4:36:42 6:20:29
06/08/08 33 Miles 102 4:18:00 5:33:43
06/16/07 33 Miles 106 4:31:05 5:20:15
06/17/06 33 Miles 105 4:44:26 5:21:47
06/11/05 33 Miles 97 4:38:10 5:40:08
06/12/04 33 Miles 85 4:54:42 5:38:23
06/14/03 33 Miles 74 4:16:26 5:27:12
06/02/02 33 Miles 98 4:18:00 5:50:00
06/03/01 33 Miles 67 4:27:00 5:36:00
06/04/00 33 Miles 99 4:28:10 5:49:48
06/06/99 33 Miles 147 4:31:06 5:03:01
06/07/98 33 Miles 122 3:54:33 4:38:07
06/07/97 33 Miles 104 3:38:25 4:36:05
We try to keep the most accurate information about this race, but changes do happen. Always visit the official race website for the most up to date information.
The North Face Endurance Challenge Massachusetts
  • Jun 8, 2019
  • Princeton, MA
50 KM 50 Miles