Smokey Bear Run
Welcome to the Smokey Bear
Run / Walk Website!
Please join us at beautiful Bass Lake, California on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk. This year's event proceeds will go back to our local community.

We are celebrating the 32nd year of the race.

Please come early, Road 222 will close 7:15 – 10:15 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 are available for viewing and free download at Ploen Photo.

We look forward to seeing you at the race!

Click for larger photos2016 Smokey Bear Run

2016 Smokey Bear Run

2016 Smokey Bear Run


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.


The 2018 Smokey Bear Run / Walk was a success! We want to thank all our sponsors and support staff!

Sponsor: Sierra Telephone          Chukchansi Gold

A special "Thank you" to our race participants! We hope everyone had a great time, as we did!

2018 Smokey Bear Runners

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

2018 Overall Winners

10k Run
Bass Lake local J.K. Lundberg (36:49.1) and Maria Rodriguez (43:26.5) from Dinuba are winners of the 10K race at the Sept. 22nd Smokey Bear Run / Walk at Bass Lake. Rodriguez finished 12th overall from a field of 96 men and women in the 10k.

2-mile Run
Locals dominated the 2-mile run. The men's 2-mile race was won by North Fork's 14-year-old Turner Williams (11:20) and women's 2 mile winner was Cianna Morgan (15:00.7), 12 years old, of Coarsegold.

2-mile Walk
The 2-mile walk men's division was won by Fresno's Jim McCall (21:14.7) for the second year, and women’s winner was Joellyn Hamaguchi of Coarsegold (23:03.4) with the third fastest overall time. Both winners are from the 70+ years age group!



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.