September 9, 2020

We are devastated to share that, despite numerous creative solutions to all of the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, the permit for the 2020 Kodiak Ultra Marathons has been revoked by San Bernardino National Forest officials as all r...

August 10, 2020

The 2020 Race Manual is now available to download and review. All runners and crews are responsible for reviewing all the information in the Race Manual. We highly recommend using the information in the Race Manual to plan in advance for yo...

June 29, 2020

Dear Runners,

In 2020 we will offer an Elite Race on September 11-12 and an Open Course race format September 9-11 and September 13. The Elite race will have a limited field to comply with local regulations. The Open Course race is an option...

June 23, 2020

Dear Kodiak Community,

Thank you very much for your patience while we work on bringing the Kodiak to you in this unusual year. After many discussions with our city and our permitting agencies, we have decided to sidestep the uncertainty of p...

May 17, 2020

Dear Kodiak Community,

We are still facing many unknowns regarding events and gathering size restrictions. We have decided not to hold the Kodiak on the original event date of August 14-15, 2020. In our previous update, we said we were consi...

May 7, 2020

Dear Kodiak Community,

We have been closely monitoring the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we want to do the best thing we can for our runners, volunteers, and our mountain community of Big Bear Lake. Please read this important up...

February 12, 2020

Spartan Partners with Global Trail Running Events to Create Spartan Trail World Championship with $270,000 Purse.

April 18, 2019

Kodiak 2019 planning is in full swing up in Big Bear Lake! The snow has melted, the days are longer, the trails are calling. And we have some exciting news!

The Prize Purse is back for 2019

The Big Bear Visitor's Bureau wants to support the 2...

March 2, 2019

Again in 2019, we will host our course preview runs. Each run will offer various distances and will focus on a different section of the Kodiak course.


Join us and get a taste of high altitude running! All are welcome - you do not nee...

December 29, 2018

The 2019 Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 16-18, 2019

We've got a few changes lined up for the 2019 Edition:

** We're replacing the prize purse with cool finisher swag for 100 milers

** The 100 mile race will start at 6PM on Frida...

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Kodiak Ultra Marathons is a signature event of Open Air Big Bear, a non-profit organization with the mission to advance and celebrate outdoor sporting events and activities in Big Bear Lake.