U.P. Health System Great Bear Chase

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Register Today!

Join us March 11, 2023!

The UP Health System Great Bear Chase offers:

  • 50km skiathlon

  • 50km, 25km, and 10km freestyle

  • 50 km, 25km, and 10km classic

  • Registration includes the 2023 Great Bear Chase skier gift, chances at a number of door prizes, the post-race pasty feast, and free photo downloads.

What people say:

  • "I love how the organizers make the event as good as it can be for the participants."

  • "Very well organized. Great communication via e-mails prior to race day. Excellent volunteers-friendly, helpful, encouraging. The trails were very well groomed."

  • "I've skied this race for 15 years and it is always my favorite. I love the laid-back vibe."

Bib Re-use Implemented for 2023

This year the Great Bear Chase moves to reduce waste by collecting bibs at the finish line for reuse next year (after washing them, of course). We intend to use one set of bibs for multiple years. Skiers have the option to purchase their bib during the registration process. Collected funds will help pay to replace the purchased bibs for the 2024 race. 

Race Details

Bib pick-up, pasty lunch changes, race pricing, parking and more. See the race guide for details.

Race Guide

Snag A Poster

The whimsical posters from the last five years are available in our store.

Take a Look!

Pricing: 25km and 50 km Events

$75 - through November 30, 2022 (11:59 pm ET)
$85 - December 1-31, 2022
$90 - January 1-31, 2023
$95 - February 1-28, 2023
$100 - March 1-5, 2023
$110 - March 6-9, 2023

Note: Age 23 and younger pricing is $50 through March 5, 2023, and $65 March 6-9, 2023

Pricing: 10km Events

$45 through December 31, 2022 (11:59 pm)
$50 - January 1-31, 2023
$60 - February 1-28, 2023
$65 - March 1-9, 2023

Note: Age 23 and younger pricing is $45 through December 31, 2022; $50 through March 5, 2023, and $60 March 6-9, 2023

Choose Your Race and Register Today!

50km Skiathlon

$75 8:00AM EST
98 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

50km Classic

$75 8:05AM EST
72 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

50km Freestyle

$75 8:10AM EST
164 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

25km Classic

$75 8:35AM EST
164 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

25km Freestyle

$75 8:20AM EST
212 spots left. Price increases after November 30, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

10km Classic

$45 8:55AM EST
115 spots left. Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

10km Freestyle

$45 8:50AM EST
109 spots left. Price increases after December 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

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