The 33rd annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon saw more than 600 people participate in a weekend full of exciting winter events at the beautiful Swedetown Trails. That included 493 skiers in the Great Bear Chase, 74 participants in the Junior Bear Chase and 30 in the Snow Bike Race.
With that, we’re proud to unveil a whole bunch of media from the 2013 race! Check everything out below and soak up the excitement of the weekend. We’ll be updating this as we see more updates to post. Know of something else out there? E-mail, Tweet or Facebook us and let us know about it!
Photos from Brockit, Inc. (official race photographer, FREE internet-quality downloads)
Photos of the Snow Bike Race courtesy of U.P. Panorama
Photos of the Great Bear Chase by the good folks at Trail Genius
Photos of the Great Bear Chase and Snow Bike Race by Cross Country Sports
Photos of the Great Bear Chase on Swedetown Trails Facebook page
Photos by brockit, inc. that we posted on our Facebook page. Tag yourself!
Trail Genius (Video+GPS) Map of the 50k Freestyle Race
Trail Genius (Video+GPS) Map of the 25k Snow Bike Race
“Great Bear Chase Start” – Video of the 25 km freestyle start by YouTube user ‘saveurwi’
“GBC 2013 25km Skate Ski Race Start” – Video of the 25 km freestyle start by Monte Consulting
“GBC 2013 50km Skate Ski Race Start” – Video of the 50 km freestyle start by Monte Consulting
“Participation grows in Snow Bike Race” – by Jennifer Perez at TV6/Fox U.P.
“Near-record year for the Great Bear Chase” – Nordic Ski Racer
“Dewahl, Hugus, Ziegler, and Cogger win Great Bear Chase Marathon” – FasterSkier.com
“Cross Country bear chase attracts hundreds to Calumet” – by Beth Cefalu at TV6/Fox U.P.
“Great Bear Chase draws near-record field of skiers” – by Kurt Hauglie of The Daily Mining Gazette
“Great Bear Chase 2013 wrap-up” – Blog post on TrailGenius.com
“Great Bear Chase aided by MTU Grads” – Coverage by Rick Allen of ABC 10 on Trail Genius
If you participated in the 2013 Great Bear Chase, please fill out our survey.