Smokey Bear Run
Welcome to the Smokey Bear
Run / Walk Website!
Please join us at beautiful Bass Lake, California on Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk. This year's event proceeds will go back to our local community.

We are celebrating the 29th year of the race.

Please come early, Road 222 will close 7:15 Ė 9:40 a.m. towards the Forks and Millers. If you must leave the race early (soccer season!) please park on the north end; this will allow you a means to exit prior to the road reopening.

Photos taken will be available for viewing and purchase at Ploen Photo.

We look forward to seeing you at the race!

Smokey Bear Run/Walk
Smokey Bear Walkers
Kids Run
Kids Race


Registration: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
at Recreation Point, Bass Lake

Special Event
 7:40 a.m.

7:45 a.m. Kids' Race
1/2 mile (Ages 9-12)

7:55 a.m. Kids' Race
1/4 mile (Ages 5-8)

8:05 a.m. Kids' Race
1/8 mile (Ages 2-4)
parents allowed

8:30 a.m.
10K Run

8:35 a.m.
2 mile Run / Walk

Wheelchairs starts
one minute ahead of runners.

Please note change in race times.

2016 Race Fees

The 2015 Smokey Bear Run / Walk was a success! We want to express our sincerest gratitude to all our sponsors and support staff!

Thank you for supporting and attending our race! We hope everyone had an amazing time, as we did!

The Mountain Area Runners organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group and your donation is tax-deductible. Our Federal Identification number is:

Sponsor: Sierra Telephone

2015 Race Wrap-up:

J.K. Lundberg, 35, of Fresno, and Maria Rodriguez-Lafleu, 35, of Cutler, won the menís and womenís division of the Smokey Bear 10K at Bass Lake Sept. 26. Lundberg won the menís title by completing the 10K course in 36:25.7, Maria Rodriguez-Lafleu finished the course in 42:16.1

In the menís two-mile race, the top three finishers were Fresnoís Nestor Ayala, Jr., 20, (11:19.1), Artemio Villegas, 56, of Madera (12:17.5), and Korbyn, 15, of Sanger (13:41.6). Out of the top nine finishers in the race, five were under 16 years old. Justin Beaumont, 11, of Coarsegold, finished the race in sixth place with a time of 14:46.6.

In the womenís two-mile race, prior title holder Oakhurst attorney Nanette Beaumont, 41,(15:01.9) was edged by Tiffany Begaye, 27, of Tollhouse (14:36.7) for the win. Third place women's overall in the race went to Christine Lawrence, 49, of Oakhurst (15:37.9), who also won her age division.

More than 350 men, women, and children participated in the 28th Annual Smokey Bear Run/Walk at Bass Lake Sept. 26, 2015.

Click to open registration form (.pdf)
Print and mail to PO Box 483, North Fork, CA 93643

Note: Smokey Bear is a trademark and service mark
of the U.S.Forest Service and may not be used without
applying for a license from USFS. See USFS Website for details.