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The UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon has has earned a reputation as a skier-oriented weekend allowing participants of all experience levels to finish their seasons with a high-quality event.
Please note, all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
3:00 - 5:30 pm - Registration and Bib Pick-up - Portage Fitness Center - 921 Sharon Avenue, Houghton
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Registration and Bib Pick-up - Calumet High School
4:00 - 8:00 pm - CLK Rotary Pasta Feed - Siskiwit Reception Hall and Conference Center (26070 Pine Street, Calumet) (must purchase a ticket)
6:30 - 8:30 a.m. - Bib Pick-Up - Calumet High School - NOTE: no race-day registration
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - 43rd Annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase
Post-race - Registration includes the pasty luncheon at Calumet High School. We'll provide fresh, award-winning pasties (meat or vegetarian), bakery, fruit, and more! The school's locker rooms and showers will be available.
Awards are given for the top three for each gender in each age category in each race, including our signature wood skis for 1st place finishers in each age group. 2nd and 3rd place finishers will receive medals. Unique awards will be given to the overall fastest man and woman in each race.
Special note on age groups: Each year our organizing committee reviews the age group ranges for both genders. Our goal is to roughly equalize the number of skiers in each age group (based on the previous year’s numbers) for fairness and to ensure competitive balance among all age groups. As a result, age groups don't necessarily match from race to race or gender to gender.
50km Skiathlon Age Groups
50km Freestyle Age Groups
50km Classic Age Groups
25km Freestyle Age Groups
25km Classic Age Groups
10km Freestyle Age Groups
10km Classic Age Groups