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2016 Kodiak Ultra Marathons

September 16, 2016, 12:00pm - September 18, 2016, 2:00am

Big Bear Lake, CA

The 4th Annual Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon presented by CarboPro is situated in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California at an elevation of 7,000. The cozy, cool, alpine village of Big Bear Lake is ready to host you and your crew!This course is the MUCH anticipated complete loop around Big Bear Lake with the most epic views and climate you could ask for in an Ultra. Period. New for 2016 we will be running the opposite direction (clockwise) around the lake! With nearly 17,000′ of vertical climbing and sustained running over 7,000′ in elevation this course will challenge the best ultra runners on the planet. It’s doable as a first 100 miler, for a very few. This is not your typical So Cal Ultra. The Kodiak is a true mountain one hundred. Rocky. Technical. Steep Climbs to 10,000′ summits and cold nights. Gorgeous views. Thin air. Flowing single track. Epic canyon passages. Huge climbs. Welcome to the mountains! Our volunteers and staff will see to it that you have every opportunity to succeed. We pride our selves on the design of this route, the aid stations, and a COOL little town that will host you. Bring the significant other, kids, dogs, what ever….it will be classic late summer season in the Bear. Cool nights. Beautiful mountains. AND all your friends! The 2016 Race is set for September 16-17. Be there.

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Join us next weekend at the Kodiak Ultra Marathons at Big Bear Lake, CA. Complete a 50K, 50 Miles or 100 Miles in that beautiful sky and score this Runyon finisher performance shirt. Learn more at

Next Friday at noon in The Village. Local Olymipian Brenda Martinez will lead runners on a parade lap though The Village of Big Bear Lake to start the Kodiak 100 mile race! Come out and join us in sending these runners off on their 100 mile journey around the lake! ... See MoreSee Less

Very excited to announce that Big Bear Lake Olympian Brenda Martinez of the Big Bear Track Club will lead out this year's race as the 100 mile runners follow the ceremonial parade lap through The Village! The 800 is her specialty, so you might not want to try and pass : )

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