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Smokey Bear Run/Walk

BASS LAKE – The 28th annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk is this Saturday, Sept. 26. This event is a highlight of the fall season at the lake and is also one of the races in the “Valley Runner of the Year” series. This year’s Run/Walk sets out from Recreation Point on the south shore of Bass Lake. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m., and events start at 7:40 a.m.

Proceeds of the day will go back to the local community. Registration on the day of the race is $35 for adults and $10 for kids.

Kids 5-8 years girls in pink - photo by Gina ClugstonThere are all types of activities that will fit you or your family’s fitness level. There is a 2-mile walk, a 2 mile run, a 10K run (6.2 mi.), and races for kids.

The Smokey Bear Run/Walk is a fundraiser that has healthful benefits not only in the race itself, but the practice leading up to each year’s event. This year’s proceeds will benefit Cal Fire and USFS Fire Prevention Programs, Madera County Search & Rescue, Madera County Sheriff Explorer’s Post 104, and the Yosemite High School (YHS) Cross Country Teams.

To learn more, please visit the website at  or the Facebook page.

Participants are asked to please come early. Road 222 will close from 7:15 – 9:40 a.m. from Recreation Point towards the Forks and Millers. If you must leave the race early (soccer season!) please park on the north end; this will allow you a means to exit prior to the road reopening.

Photos taken will be available for viewing and purchase at markhaymond.smugmug.com.

Schedule for Race Day:

First race begins 7:45 a.m. sharp

7:40 a.m. Special Event – Clancy’s Run*

  • 7:45 a.m. Kids’ Race 1/2 mile (Ages 9-12)
  • 7:55 a.m. Kids’ Race 1/4 mile (Ages 5-8)
  • 8:05 a.m. Kids’ Race 1/8 mile (Ages 2-4), parents allowed
  • 8:30 a.m. 10K Run (NO WALKERS)
  • 8:35 a.m. 2 Mile Run / Walk
  • Wheelchairs will start one minute ahead of runners

Packet Pick-Up Locations:

Mountain Area Packet Pick-Up

Friday, 9-25-2015, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Oakhurst Form Fitness
40041 Highway 49
Oakhurst, CA
559-683-5545

Valley Area Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, 9-24-15, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet Sports
9447 N. Fort Washington #106
Fresno, CA
559-433-6750

* In memory of Clancy Shea-Schweikert  2002-2014

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