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Kodiak Ultra Marathons is a premier 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.

2019 Training Runs

Join us for these training runs to preview the course! We will provide our CarboPro Aid Station at all runs as usual, where you can try the entire line of CarboPro products!

TRAINING RUNS ARE NOT MARKED. YOU SHOULD COME FAMILIAR WITH THE ROUTE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND DOWNLOADING THE GPX FILE FROM CALTOPO AND UPLOADING IT INTO YOUR PREFERRED PROGRAM ON YOUR PHONE OR WATCH. WE LOVE GAIA GPS FOR THIS PURPOSE.

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SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019 - Siberia Canyon Trail Work Day

7AM

Earn your trail karma! We will work once again with our friends at the Big Bear Trails Foundation to improve another section of the Siberia Creek Trail, which was adopted by Kodiak Ultra Marathons.


Meet at (location TBD) at 7am and head down deep into Siberia Creek Canyon to make our favorite trail nice and pretty. Bring water and food, pants and long sleeves, and a bug net for your head if you have one! We'll have snacks and cold beverages waiting for you at the top after the hike out. Let us know if you have any questions! We hope you will join us for this important task!

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/ksSSevbnAZL2

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019 - Course Preview Run - The Canyon

7AM

We will start at Aspen Glen at 7AM and connect with Skyline to Champion. Then this run drops down 3,000 feet before climbing 2,200 feet back up to Snow Valley/Rim Nordic. It is 18 miles to get to the Finish from the start. We will have our CarboPro aid station at mile 8.2 before you head down into the Canyon.
We can drive a limited # of people to Mile 8.2 to make it a shorter run. You MUST confirm with us in advance and check if there is space.

This is a point-to-point route so if you decide to drive to the start (Aspen Glen), make sure you have a ride back to your car. Otherwise, you can park at Snow Valley and carpool to the start.
Please try to arrange your own carpool with others you know are coming. We'll get as many people as we can to help us shuttle people from Snow Valley to the start, but space is going to be limited to our personal vehicles. We will depart Snow Valley at 6:15AM to drive to the start! 

*Link to route*: https://caltopo.com/m/HJTL

*These training runs will NOT be marked. It is your responsibility to know the route. You can download the map GPX file from Caltopo and upload it into your favorite program and onto your personal device. We highly recommend doing this in advance of the run. We do plan to have a couple run leaders at each training run to lead different pace groups. If you're not sure if you'll stay with one of the run leaders, come prepared with a map of the route on your phone or watch!

Link to location to leave your car (run FINISH)https://goo.gl/maps/WMViKnkjqCK2 (Park in the large turnout, NOT the Resort parking lot.)

Link to run START location (18 miles)https://goo.gl/maps/N1A9YkFio522(Adventure Pass $5 needed for parking lot. Otherwise you can park on the street for free. Take note of No Parking signs.)

Link to Aid Station locationhttps://goo.gl/maps/NPD8vFEiwL12

PAST EVENTS - SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019 - Course Preview Run - Skyline

7AM

Run starts at 7AM. Meet in the Big Bear Village, Knickerbocker Parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/BfhFRsTDeX22.

Description: This run will cover the start of the 100 mile course as well as the finish for the 100 mile, 50 mile, and Back 50K. We have 3 courses - 11.5 miles, 17 miles, and 22 miles. Choose your own adventure!

The 11.5 mile course will show you the very beginning of the 100 miler and the very end of all races.
The 17 mile course first heads toward Radford Rd (~Mile 90). After descending Radford, you will climb up the infamous Seven Oaks to Grandview and then to the finish.
The 22 mile course adds on the round trip to Aspen Glen (miles 9-15)...if you feel like tacking on some more mileage.

We will setup our CarboPro Aid Station at Grandview:
11.5 Mile: Aid Station at MILE 6.5
17 Mile: Aid Station at MILE 12
22 Mile: Aid Station at MILE 12

We will also stage water around Mile 5.5 of the 17/23 Mile courses, which you can access before you head down Radford. We highly recommend filling up there.

Maps of each route:
11.5 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/1V91
17 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/F7G4
22 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/HGMT

These training runs will NOT be marked. It is your responsibility to know the route. You can download the map GPX file from Caltopo and upload it into your favorite program and onto your personal device. We highly recommend doing this in advance of the run. We do plan to have several run leaders at each training run to lead different pace groups. If you're not sure if you'll stay with one of the run leaders, come prepared with a map of the route on your phone or watch!

Altra Running will be doing shoe demos! Arrive early if you want to get a pair in your size and take them for a test drive!

PAST EVENTS - SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019 - Course Preview Run - Sugarloaf

7AM

Run starts at 7AM. 

​This section will get you familiar with the high point of the course as well as the infamous Deadman's Ridge.

Meet at the junction of Highway 38 and Hatchery Rd: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//34.231539,-116.8063279/@34.2317164,-116.8081733,17z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e0.

 

Parking - Along Hwy 38 completely inside the shoulder or on the West side of the forest service road. Do not park illegally, you could be towed.

Link to route map: Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/CKNM

 

These training runs will NOT be marked. It is your responsibility to know the route. You can download the map GPX file from Caltopo and upload it into your favorite program and onto your personal device. We highly recommend doing this in advance of the run. We do plan to have several run leaders at each training run to lead different pace groups. If you're not sure if you'll stay with one of the run leaders, come prepared with a map of the route on your phone or watch!

This run is going to be in 2 sections. The first is up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain via singeltrack and the return is down the forest road 2N93. The second section is across the infamous Deadman’s Ridge and back. Total of just over 23 miles with 5,100’ of gain! You can choose to run just 1 or both loops.

Description: This is by far the most technical section of the course, as well as the high point. Be prepared for a challenging ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain where you will top out just shy of 10K feet. The route is easy to follow up to the top and back down to the start where we will have our CarboPro Aid Station. From here you will cross HWY 38 and make a couple of turns through the neighborhood (R, R, L) and then continue into the forest past a closed gate. This is Deadman’s Ridge. Follow the old jeep trail across the ridge to another closed gate and then turn around and make the journey back to the start. This route can be slightly tricky to follow in places so pay attention to be sure you stay on the trail.

We will keep the aid station open until 11AM.

Note - the Sugarloaf section of the Kodiak is changing slightly this year! Instead of coming back down the singletrack trail the same way you went up, we will be coming down the adjacent forest road (2N93). This will avoid any cross traffic. 

If you are looking for a place to stay please visit our sponsor at BigBear.com and make sure to mention Kodiak when booking!

PAST EVENTS - Sunday, July 29, 2018 - The Canyon

7AM

We will start at Aspen Glen at 7AM and connect with Skyline to Champion. Then this run drops down 3,000 feet before climbing 2,200 feet back up to Snow Valley. It is 18 miles to get to Snow Valley from the start. We will have our CarboPro aid station at mile 8.2 before you head down into the Canyon.
We can drive a limited # of people to Mile 8.2 to make it a shorter run. You MUST confirm with us in advance and check if there is space.

This is a point-to-point route so if you decide to drive to the start (Aspen Glen), make sure you have a ride back to your car. Otherwise, you can park at Snow Valley and carpool to the start.
Please try to arrange your own carpool with others you know are coming. We'll get as many people as we can to help us shuttle people from Snow Valley to the start, but space is going to be limited to our personal vehicles. We will depart Snow Valley at 6:15AM to drive to the start! 

Link to route: https://caltopo.com/m/HJTL

PAST EVENTS - Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Siberia Canyon Trail Work Day

7AM

Earn your trail karma! We will work once again with our friends at the Big Bear Trails Foundation to improve another section of the Siberia Creek Trail, which was adopted by Kodiak Ultra Marathons.


Meet at (location TBD) at 7am and head down deep into Siberia Creek Canyon to make our favorite trail nice and pretty. Bring water and food, pants and long sleeves, and a bug net for your head if you have one! We'll have snacks and cold beverages waiting for you at the top after the hike out. Let us know if you have any questions! We hope you will join us for this important task!

PAST EVENTS - JULY 14, 2018 - Course Preview Run - Skyline

7AM

UPDATE: After the run we will gather at 572 social kitchen & lounge for a beer or 2. Stumblefoot Brewing Company is now on tap there! Join us when you're finished your run - we'll be on the patio (unless it's raining!).

Run starts at 7AM. Meet in the Big Bear Village at the Knickerbocker Parking Lot: https://goo.gl/maps/BfhFRsTDeX22.

Description: This run will cover the start of the 100 mile course as well as the finish for the 100 mile, 50 mile, and Back 50K. We have 4 courses - 11 miles, 14 miles, 17 miles, and 23 miles. Choose your own adventure!

The 11 and 14 mile course will show you the very beginning of the 100 miler and the very end of all races.

The 17 mile course adds on the Radford Rd/Seven Oaks section (miles 90-96).

The 23 mile course adds on the round trip to Aspen Glen (miles 9-15).

We will setup our CarboPro Aid Station close to Mile 5, at the junction where the courses will split. The longer courses will continue down Radford, while the shorter courses will turn onto Skyline Drive.

We will also stage water at "Grandview Point," however we do suggest you fill up at Mile 5 for the remainder of your run in case the water stash is tampered with (hopefully that won't happen!).

Maps of each route:

11 & 14 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/0SQQ

17 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/F7G4

23 Mile: https://caltopo.com/m/NV5M

PAST EVENTS - JULY 8, 2018 - Course Preview Run - Snowslide

7AM

Meet at Grays Peak Trailhead on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake. This will show you the areas around miles 35-45 of the 100-mile course. There will be 2 turn-around points on the complete route, allowing for a wide variety of distances. 
We've mapped out 2 courses - a 10 mile course, and a 23 mile course. If you want to do a distance in between - just turn around early before 'turn-around #2.'
Although this year the 50-mile course does not use this section, much of the terrain will be very similar to the 50-mile and 50K courses and this would be a great way for all to acclimate to running in Big Bear.

As always, we will host our CarboPro Aid Station.

Map to Start at Gray's Peak: https://goo.gl/E6ftHH

Route map of runhttps://caltopo.com/m/FSVS

PAST EVENTS - JUNE 24, 2018 - Course Preview Run - Sugarloaf

7AM

Run starts at 7AM. 

​This section will get you familiar with the high point of the course as well as the infamous Deadmans Ridge.

Meet at the junction of Highway 38 and Hatchery Rd: Directions

Link to route map: Caltopo

This run is going to be two out and backs. The first is up to the summit Sugarloaf Mountain and back down. The second is across the infamous Deadman’s Ridge and back. Total of just over 20 miles with 4,700’ of gain!

Details: This is by far the most technical section of the course, as well as the high point. Did somebody say rocks? Be prepared for a challenging ...ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain where you will top out just shy of 10k’. Bring plenty of water! The route is easy to follow up to the top and back down to the start where we will have our CarboPro Aid Station. From here you will cross HWY 38 and make a couple of turns through the neighborhood (R, R, L) and then continue into the forest past a locked gate. This is Deadman’s Ridge. Follow the old jeep trail across the ridge to another locked gate and then turn around and make the journey back to the start. This route can be slightly tricky to follow in places so we will have a bit of orange ribbon marking the way.

We will keep the aid station open until 11AM.

If you are looking for a place to stay please visit our sponsor at BigBear.com and make sure to mention Kodiak when booking! 

PAST EVENTS - Sunday, August 13, 2017 - Snowslide

7AM

Meet at Gray's Peak Trailhead. This run covers the 50 mile start which intersects the 100 mile course near mile 54 aid station at Hanna Flats. As always, we will host our CarboPro Aid Station, which you will pass 3 times on this run, and a post run lunch gathering. 

Map to Start: https://goo.gl/E6ftHH

Route map of run: https://caltopo.com/m/4HVN

 

The course makes a lollipop loop and then does and out-and-back along Snowslide Rd allowing for a wide variety of distances.

PAST EVENTS - Sunday, July 30, 2017 - Skyline

7AM

This Sunday we will move the training run to the Skyline section of the course to coincide with the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation Vertical Mile fundraiser. Please join us after the training run at the base area for Vertical Mile race (includes lift ticket down and lunch!). More info: http://trailsfoundation.org/mountaintoptrailrally/

Run starts at 7AM along Summit Avenue at Snow Summit ski area. Route map will be posted soon!

Map to start: https://goo.gl/Yoyeyh

Caltopo Map of Route for 100 milers/Front 50k: https://caltopo.com/m/6QDS
Caltopo Map of Route for 50 milers/Back 50k: https://caltopo.com/m/54KN

Description: Meet at Snow Summit parking lot. This run will cover the start of the 100 mile and Front 50k courses as well as parts of the finish for the 100 mile, 50 mile, and Back 50k.

Details: Two route options available will both start out together leaving snow summit ski resort across the Town Trail to Knickerbocker Rd where you will join the start of the 100 mile course. Take Knickerbocker rd to the junction with Pine Knot trail and turn left to head to Grandview Point. Here the two routes split. 100 milers/Front 50k’s will drop down the steep (understatement) Seven Oaks trail and then make the long climb up Radford Rd. 50 milers/Back 50k’s will head east along Skyline Trail to the junction of Radford Rd where we will have our CarboPro Aid Station setup. From here you can follow the official course back down to the start, or head back on Skyline Trail to the junction of Coyote for a few extra singletrack miles. We have the 100 mile course preview at 17 miles with 3.5k’ of climbing and the 50 mile preview at 14 miles with 2k’ of climbing.

We will keep the aid station open until 10AM..

PAST EVENTS - Sunday, July 23, 2017 - The Canyon

7AM

This run drops down 2,500 feet before climbing 3,000 feet back up to the South Ridge of Big Bear. It is a minimum of 17 miles to get back to the village from the start. We will have our CarboPro aid station at mile 10 and can do a drop at Aspen Glen Picnic area for those wanting to run the entire last 50k.

DETAILS:

Meetup for Carpool Location (get a ride from Big Bear to Snow Valley)https://goo.gl/maps/mqWupDMzwKw
Time: 6AM - (carpool leaves by 6:15AM)

Meet at Snow Valley (run start): https://goo.gl/maps/raDVfBgDTpr
Run Start Time: 7AM

Caltopo Map of Route: https://caltopo.com/m/MD3L

Written Description: Meet in the The Village at the Bartlett Parking lot to carpool to the start or meet at Snow Valley Ski Resort where we will start the run. This is a point to point run so if you decide to drive to the start make sure you have a plan to get back to your car. For this run we will head through the infamous Siberia Creek Canyon and then across Skyline Trail and down to the Big Bear Village. Our CarboPro Aid Station will be set up at the Champion Lodgepole Pine trailhead which is mile 11 of the run and after you complete The Canyon section. We have a few different distance options planned from there to get you back to the village.

Standard Route - 20 miles and 4,000ft of climbing. After the aid station, continue out on road 2N11 and take a right on Skyline Drive and then another right onto Skyline Trail. Follow Skyline Trail to Grandview Point, exit the trail and cross Skyline Road to join with Pine Knot Trail. Take this trail to the junction of Knickerbocker road, turn right and follow back to the village.

Shorter - After the canyon you can make a left onto Skyline Road and follow this all the way back down to pavement. Make a right on Mill Creek Rd and another right on Big Bear Blvd to get back to the Village. This will knock off a couple of miles and almost 500’ of climbing.

Longer - Continue along Skyline Trail past Grandview Point to Coyote Rd. Jump off the trail and take Coyote down to Knickerbocker, turn right and head to the village. This adds another 4 miles on Skyline Trail and a few more climbs. You could also continue a little further on Skyline to Radford Rd, and make a u-turn onto Skyline rd, then head back up to Coyote and down to the village adding another 4 miles. OR you could just run the whole Back 50k! If anyone is interested in this let us know and we will do a water drop at Aspen Glen Picnic area for you!

We will keep the aid station open until Noon.

Post run lunch gathering will be directly after on the patio at Nottingham’s!

If you are looking for a place to stay please visit our sponsors at BigBear.com and make sure to mention Kodiak when booking! There is also abundant free camping in the forest all around Big Bear Lake.

See you there!

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - The Canyon

7AM

This run drops down 2,500 feet before climbing 3,000 feet back up to the South Ridge of Big Bear. It is a minimum of 17 miles to get back to the village from the start. We will have our CarboPro aid station at mile 10 and can do a drop at Aspen Glen Picnic area for those wanting to run the entire last 50k.

DETAILS:

Meetup for Carpool Location (get a ride from Big Bear to Snow Valley)https://goo.gl/maps/mqWupDMzwKw
Time: 6AM - (carpool leaves by 6:15AM)

Meet at Snow Valley (run start): https://goo.gl/maps/raDVfBgDTpr
Run Start Time: 7AM

Caltopo Map of Route: https://caltopo.com/m/MD3L

Written Description: Meet in the The Village at the Bartlett Parking lot to carpool to the start or meet at Snow Valley Ski Resort where we will start the run. This is a point to point run so if you decide to drive to the start make sure you have a plan to get back to your car. For this run we will head through the infamous Siberia Creek Canyon and then across Skyline Trail and down to the Big Bear Village. Our CarboPro Aid Station will be set up at the Champion Lodgepole Pine trailhead which is mile 11 of the run and after you complete The Canyon section. We have a few different distance options planned from there to get you back to the village.

Standard Route - 20 miles and 4,000ft of climbing. After the aid station, continue out on road 2N11 and take a right on Skyline Drive and then another right onto Skyline Trail. Follow Skyline Trail to Grandview Point, exit the trail and cross Skyline Road to join with Pine Knot Trail. Take this trail to the junction of Knickerbocker road, turn right and follow back to the village.

Shorter - After the canyon you can make a left onto Skyline Road and follow this all the way back down to pavement. Make a right on Mill Creek Rd and another right on Big Bear Blvd to get back to the Village. This will knock off a couple of miles and almost 500’ of climbing.

Longer - Continue along Skyline Trail past Grandview Point to Coyote Rd. Jump off the trail and take Coyote down to Knickerbocker, turn right and head to the village. This adds another 4 miles on Skyline Trail and a few more climbs. You could also continue a little further on Skyline to Radford Rd, and make a u-turn onto Skyline rd, then head back up to Coyote and down to the village adding another 4 miles. OR you could just run the whole Back 50k! If anyone is interested in this let us know and we will do a water drop at Aspen Glen Picnic area for you!

We will keep the aid station open until Noon.

Post run lunch gathering will be directly after on the patio at Nottingham’s!

If you are looking for a place to stay please visit our sponsors at BigBear.com and make sure to mention Kodiak when booking! There is also abundant free camping in the forest all around Big Bear Lake.

See you there!

PAST EVENTS - Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Siberia Canyon Trail Work Day

7AM

Earn your trail karma! We will work once again with our friends at the Big Bear Trails Foundation to improve another section of the Siberia Creek Trail, which was adopted by Kodiak Ultra Marathons.

Meet at Champion Lodgepole Pine Trail Head at 7am and head down deep into Siberia Creek Canyon to make our favorite trail nice and pretty. Bring lots of water and food, pants and long sleeves, and a bug net for your head if you have one! We'll have food and cold beverages waiting for you at the top after the hike out. Hope to see you all this weekend. Let us know if you have any questions!

Directions to Trail Head: https://goo.gl/maps/gonqMgmRShy

PAST EVENTS - Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Sugarloaf

7AM

This section will get you familiar with the high point of the course as well as the infamous Deadmans Ridge.

Meet at the junction of Highway 38 and Hatchery Rd: Directions

Link to route map: Caltopo

This run is going to be two out and backs. The first is up to the summit Sugarloaf Mountain and back down. The second is across the infamous Deadman’s Ridge and back. Total of just over 20 miles with 4,700’ of gain!

Details: This is by far the most technical section of the course, as well as the high point. Did somebody say rocks? Be prepared for a challenging ...ascent of Sugarloaf Mountain where you will top out just shy of 10k’. Bring plenty of water! The route is easy to follow up to the top and back down to the start where we will have our CarboPro Aid Station. From here you will cross HWY 38 and make a couple of turns through the neighborhood (R, R, L) and then continue into the forest past a locked gate. This is Deadman’s Ridge. Follow the old jeep trail across the ridge to another locked gate and then turn around and make the journey back to the start. This route can be slightly tricky to follow in places so we will have a bit of orange ribbon marking the way.

We will keep the aid station open until 11AM.

Post run lunch gathering will be directly after on the patio at Nottingham’s!

If you are looking for a place to stay please visit our sponsor at BigBear.com and make sure to mention Kodiak when booking! 

PAST EVENTS - Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 - FATASS Run

7AM

We're kicking off our 2017 summer with another Kodiak FATASS Run!

Find all the details below or stick with the highlights:

Official start time: 7am

Location: FATASS headquarters at Nottinghams

Parking: BB Visitor's Center

Routes: West Loop; East Loop plus a secret 50+ mile route

Aid Station: At Nottinghams - serving CarboPro, water, snacks, nothing fancy; Limited water will be 'stashed' along the route. 

Awards: Prizes for top M/F of each loop (must finish by 5pm)

Party: 3-6pm at Nottinghams - Live music, food & beer specials, giveaways from our sponsors

The DETAILS:

We have TWO sweet loops for you, the East Loop and the West Loop, both highlighting the Skyline Trail on the South Shore of Big Bear Lake. Each loop starts and ends on the Patio at Nottingham's Tavern where we will be set up with our CarboPro Aid Station for the duration of the day. 

The East Loop is 14 miles with 2,400ft of climbing. The West Loop is 16 miles with 1,700ft of climbing.

You will be given a handout with a course map, elevation profile, written description of the course, and turn by turn directions for each loop. The courses will not be marked but are both easy to follow and have a lot of established forest service signage leading the way.

Each loop will serve as it's own competition with prizes going out to the fastest M/F to complete each of the courses.

There will be a self-serve water station setup near the midway point of each loop. Our CarboPro Aid Station at the start will have Water, CarboPro, an assortment of sweet and salty snacks, and fruit. Nothing fancy.

You may start your run(s) at any time, however we encourage you to plan your day so that you are finished running sometime between 3-6pm. Awards will be held at 5pm, so you must be back at Nottinghams by then to be eligible for an award. From 3-6pm we will have LIVE MUSIC on the Patio and will be doing some raffles/giveaways from our sponsors. Nottingham's will have food and drink specials all day.

Super Secret 50+ mile option available for all you badasses. We recommend an early start if this is your goal. Details for the final section will be given after you complete the East and West loops.

As always if you need information on a place to stay check out our friends at BigBear.com or send us a message. We've got details on everything from a free place to crash to the biggest house on the lake! We are excited to start off our 2017 Kodiak Season with another great FATASS Run. Tell a friend and we will see you at the bar next weekend!


RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/356031404776883/ (not required, but we appreciate it to help us plan!)

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