Registration

Registration is open for the 2018 UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon, March 10, 2018.

If you have questions during any part of the registration process, feel free to contact us, and we’ll work with you to get your questions answered.

Registration Deadlines

  1. Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
  2. We will have last-minute registration the day before the event on Friday, March 9. There is no race-day registration.

How much does it cost to participate in the Great Bear Chase?

Entry Fees

10K

25K

50K

50K Skiathlon

by December 31

 $30

 $65

 $65

 $65

by February 1

 $40

 $70

 $70

 $70

by March 5

 $40

 $80

 $80

 $80

March 6-10

 $45

 $95

 $95

 $95

Youth Discounts
$40 fee for 16 and younger in any of the 25k races

Team Discounts
5 or more participants in any of the races = $5 off each entry fee.
All team entry forms must be submitted together and mailed in.

Race Changes
No refund or charge to change to the 10K races. $10 fee for all other changes after March 5, 2018. Race changes can be made by emailing info@greatbearchase.com.

Refunds
Entry fees are non-refundable for any reason.

What do I get?

  • Medals for the top three finishers in each age group for all six races.
  • A beautifully machine groomed race course through the Copper Country’s backwoods.
  • Trails clearly marked every 2 kilometers throughout each course.
  • Aid stations spread throughout the course. They average about 7 km apart, check the race guide for all the details.
  • No road crossings!
  • Free showers and locker room access after the race.
  • Free pasty lunch before the award ceremony (gluten free options are available).
  • Homemade unique awards for each overall event winner.
  • Unique awards for top 10 male and 5 female in 50km races.
  • Other prizes (including new skis!) will be awarded by random drawing. Skiers must be present to win (thanks to Cross Country Sports for making this possible!)
  • Either a t-shirt or headwear, depending on the year. In 2017 racers will receive Great Bear Chase t-shirts. Please note that sizes run small. See sizing guide here Men’s Sizing Guide and Ladies Sizing Guide.

CXC Marathon Series

CXC-Marathon-Cup-Simple-Logo-RGB-v3The Great Bear Chase 50km skiathlon is part of the CXC Marathon Cup. Your team or club must have CXC club membership in order to be scored in the CXC Marathon Cup. Teams must be registered by October 1, 2017, to be scored in the CXC Marathon Cup. Join CXC/USSA to support sport development for cross country skiers of all ages and abilities in the Midwest.