This course is the MUCH anticipated complete loop around Big Bear Lake with the most epic views and climate you could ask for in an Ultra. Period. In 2018 we will be returning to the clockwise direction of travel around the lake! With nearly 17,000′ of vertical climbing and sustained running over 7,000′ in elevation this course will challenge the best ultra runners on the planet. The Kodiak is a true mountain one hundred. Technical. Steep Climbs to 10,000′ summits and cool nights. Gorgeous views. Thin air. Flowing single track. Epic canyon passages. Huge climbs. Welcome to the mountains! 

Our volunteer and staff will see to it that you have every opportunity to succeed. We pride our selves on the design of this route, the aid stations, and a COOL little town that will host you. Bring the significant other, kids, dogs, what ever….it will be classic late summer season in the Bear. 

Upcoming Races

Aug 17 2019
50 KM
7,516 6,487 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts
Aug 17 2019
50 Miles
8,540 9,052 ft.
Point-to-Point Course
Very hilly, ~7500-12,500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts
Aug 16 2019
100 Miles
17,260 17,260 ft.
Single Loop Course
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts

Results

Date Distance Total Finishers Top Result Top Result (F)
08/17/18 100 Miles 14 22:02:08 26:57:47
08/17/18 50 Miles 101 9:31:09 10:52:48
08/17/18 100 Miles 50 27:08:45 24:09:59
08/17/18 50 KM 142 5:49:14 6:46:44
08/25/17 50 Miles 50 9:20:00 10:38:00
08/25/17 100 Miles 65 20:37:00 23:53:00
08/25/17 50 KM 20 6:25:00 8:11:00
08/25/17 50 KM 58 5:07:00 6:40:00
09/16/16 50 Miles 53 10:01:00 10:12:00
09/16/16 100 Miles 43 19:58:00 26:56:00
09/16/16 50 KM 27 7:27:00 8:17:00
09/16/16 50 KM 34 5:51:00 6:45:00
09/25/15 50 KM 32 5:19:00 7:34:00
09/25/15 50 KM 10 6:30:41 6:36:54
09/25/15 50 Miles 54 9:47:00 11:55:00
09/25/15 100 Miles 35 21:31:00 25:21:00
09/19/14 50 Miles 47 8:44:00 9:58:00
09/19/14 100 Miles 28 25:01:00 27:23:00
09/20/13 100 Miles 19 23:58:55 29:15:09
09/20/13 50 Miles 53 9:32:28 12:03:20
09/08/12 50 KM 53 4:30:24 4:37:34
09/10/11 50 KM 42 4:42:35 5:58:16
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.

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