Smokey Bear Run
Welcome to the Smokey Bear
Run / Walk Website!
Please join us at beautiful Bass Lake, California on Saturday, September 24, 2022 for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk. This year's event proceeds will go back to our local community.

We are celebrating the 34th 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!

In Loving Memory
Ken Takeuchi
1927 - 2019

Ken Takeuchi

Ken was the Race Director for the Smokey Bear Run for many years and founded Valley Runner of the Year series. His presence will be greatly missed at all future Smokey Bear Runs.


Click for larger photos2019 Smokey Bear Run

2019 Smokey Bear Run

2019 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 2021 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!

2019 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:

Smokey Bear Run 2019

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.