Race Information

Course Descriptions
New for 2016 — The 8k (which was originally more like an 8.5k) will be slightly longer in 2016.  The 9k will now start at the Eagle Creek campground instead of the Eagle Creek Road gate.  The 9k and 5k courses are run on a combination of lightly technical singletrack and smooth Forest Service road.  The 9k contains approximately 1000 feet of climbing while the 5k contains approximately 450 feet. 
Aid Stations

There will be one aid station on the 9k and one on the 5k course.  Both aid stations will contain water only.  There will be water, Gatorade, and snacks at the finish.


There is $1000 in prize money that will be distributed among the top 3 overall male/female finishers and first place masters (40+) male/female in both the 9k and 5k.  Age group awards for the top runner in each age group.

Race Day Logistics (September 10)
While there is no parking at the race start
/finish at Eagle Creek Campground, we will allow parking for up to 60 cars along Jardine Rd just past Eagle Creek Rd.  Drive up Jardine Rd toward the campground and volunteers will assist you.  We will still offer a bus shuttle from the Gardiner Rodeo grounds located on the left hand side of US 89 as you enter Gardiner from the North (if you hit the Best Western coming from the north, you missed the Rodeo Grounds). Look for big banners that say Big Bear Stampede. Shuttles will start running at 730am to transport runners/walkers the short 3.5 miles to the start/finish.  There will be a small tent at the campground to stow a backpack or bag.  All race packet pickup and race day registration will occur at Eagle Creek campground.
Gardiner Rodeo Grounds
730am – 9am          Shuttle bus from Rodeo Grounds to Start/Finish (1st bus leaves at 730am…buses will run on ~20-25 minute intervals)
Eagle Creek Campground (Start/Finish)
730am – 845am              Race day registration
730am – 845am              Pre-registered packet pickup
9am                                    9k Race Start
915am                                5k Race Start
915am                                5k Walk Start
1015am                               Kids Race (approx. start time)
1030am                             Awards (approx. time)