Event Partners

UP Health System - 500 Campus Drive; Hancock, Michigan | 906-483-1000 | Website

UP Health System is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care system in Hancock. UP Health System has 96 beds and treats nearly 2,000 inpatients each year. UP Health System offers one of only two Level III ACS verified trauma centers in Michigan, and an Express Care walk-in clinic in Houghton. UP Health System provides a variety of healthcare services throughout Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon and Keweenaw Counties, with facilities in Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, Lake Linden and Ontonagon.

Race Partners

Portage Health Auxiliary
500 Campus Drive Hancock, MI 49930
Super 8
1200 E Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 482-2240
Keweenaw Brewing Company
408 Shelden Ave, Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 482-5596
Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau
56638 Calumet Ave. Calumet, MI
Sponsor of the 50k Classic Race

Supporting Partners

Available! E-mail us, if you’re interested in supporting our race!

Trailbuilder Partners

Available! E-mail us, if you’re interested in supporting our race!

We’d like to also thank the following business for donating prizes for the GBC raffle:

Ramada Waterfront | Holiday Inn Express | Magnuson Franklin Square Inn | Chickadees | Cyberia Café | 5th and Elm Coffee House | Suomi Restaurant | Bonfire Bar & Grill | Country Inn and Suites |

The Great Bear Chase is the main fundraising event for the Copper Island Cross Country Ski Club, which maintains Swedetown Trails. Your support helps keep these trails active, clean and available for future generations of skiers. Learn more about the Swedetown Trails here, and e-mail us,, if you’re interested in supporting the race and trails.