U.P. Health System Great Bear Chase

Saturday, March 9, 2024

UP Health System Great Bear Chase: March 9, 2024

Race Update

As of Friday, February 23, we continue to plan to hold the race. In an effort to preserve the base, the Swedetown Trails Club has suspended grooming and will close the trails at noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, through at least Wednesday, Feb. 28, depending on conditions and the weather forecast.
We have suspended the price increases planned for Feb. 29 and March 5, so the price you see on this page is the price through Thursday, March 7. If you have any questions not answered on the website, please email info@greatbearchase.com.

 

Events:

  • 50km and 20km skiathlons

  • 50km, 25km, and 10km freestyle or classic

  • Registration includes t-shirt, post-race pasty feast, and free photo downloads.

Winter Hats Still Available

Our new Great Bear Chase winter hats were popular for the 2023 race and we still have some available. Check out the store to get yours.

Order a Hat

Bib Reuse Continues

This year we will continue the initiative to reduce waste by collecting bibs at the finish line for reuse next year (after washing them, of course). Skiers have the option to purchase their bib during the registration process. Collected funds will help pay to replace the purchased bibs for the 2025 race. 

Pricing: 20km, 25km and 50 km Events

$75 - through November 30, 2023 (11:59 pm ET)
$85 - December 1-31, 2023
$90 - January 1-31, 2024
$95 - February 1-29 February 1 - March 7, 2024
$105 - March 1-4, 2024
$115 - March 5-7, 2024
$125 - In-person March 8, 2024

Note: Age 23 and younger pricing is $50 through March 4, March 7, 2024; $65 March 5-7, 2024; and $70 in-person March 8.

Pricing: 10km Events

$45 through December 31, 2024 (11:59 pm)
$50 - January 1-31, 2024
$60 - February 1-29, February 1 - March 7, 2024
$70 - March 1-7, 2024
$75 - In-person March 8, 2024

Note: Age 23 and younger pricing is $45 through December 31, 2023; $50 through March 4, 2024; $65 March 5-7, 2024; and $70 in-person March 8.

50km Skiathlon

$95 8:00AM EST
44 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 17 - 99.

50km Classic

$95 8:05AM EST
54 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 17 - 99.

50km Freestyle

$95 8:10AM EST
114 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 17 - 99.

25km Classic

$95 8:35AM EST
136 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

25km Freestyle

$95 8:20AM EST
148 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

20km Skiathlon

$95 8:45AM EST
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

10km Classic

$60 8:55AM EST
88 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

10km Freestyle

$60 8:50AM EST
90 spots left. Registration ends March 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Adaptive 5km

$0 9:05AM EST
Sorry! This event is full. Registration ends March 8, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Thanks to our 2024 supporters!


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