Smokey Bear Run

Smokey Bear Run / Walk Information

The Smokey Bear Run / Walk is an annual event held in the transition period between Summer and Autumn, at Recreation Point, Bass Lake.

We have all types of activities that will fit you or your family’s fitness level. There is a 2-mile walk, a 2 mile run, a 10K run (6.2 mi.), and races for kids.

The Smokey Bear Run / Walk is a fundraiser that has healthful benefits not only in the race itself, but the practice leading up to each year's event. This year's proceeds will benefit Cal Fire and USFS Fire Prevention Programs, Madera County Search & Rescue, Madera County Sheriff Explorer's Post 104, and the Yosemite High School (YHS) Cross Country Teams.


If you are considering joining us for the upcoming event, we know you will feel the personal gratification that comes from contributing to your community. That is one of the purposes of our event, the other is your good health.

We are proud Smokey Bear has lent his name to our race and we will continue to stress fire safety at every event. As representatives of our mountain community, and because we have the benefit of using the good name and outstanding reputation of “Smokey Bear,” we stay committed to stressing fire safety and awareness.

Map of Bass Lake showing location of Run / Walk

LOCATION & COURSEGetting to Bass Lake

The Smokey Bear 10K and 2 Mile Run / Walk takes place along the south shore of beautiful Bass Lake, about 50 miles north of Fresno, California.

The start and finish line is at Recreation Point. The course is on pavement and hilly out and back. The 2-mile Run / Walk turn-around is 100 yards south of Pine Slope Campground. The 10K Run turn-around is a tenth of a mile past the Lakeside Picnic/Day Use Area.

The races take place at an elevation of 3,300 feet with weather mostly clear and comfortable. Mornings tend to be chilly.


CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION: Between 6:45 a.m. - 7:35 a.m. at Recreation Point

ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME: for parking and packet pick up.

ROAD CLOSES 7:15 a.m. -  REOPENS 10:15 a.m.

INFORMATION: 559-683-1770 or write

Adult entry fee: $40 on race day.
Kids entry fee: $25 on race day.
Registration: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. at Recreation Point, Bass Lake

    First race begins 7:45 a.m. sharp

  • 7:40 a.m. Special Event - Clancy's Run*
  • 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 (NO WALKERS)
  • 8:35 a.m. 2 Mile Run / Walk
  • Wheelchairs will start one minute ahead of runners
Packet Pick-Up Locations:
  • Valley Area Packet Pick-Up

    Thursday, 9-24-2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Fleet Feet Sports
    9447 N. Fort Washington Rd., #106
    Fresno, CA

  • Mountain Area Packet Pick-Up

    Friday, 9-25-2020, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Oakhurst Form Fitness
    40041 Highway 49
    Oakhurst, CA 93644

* In memory of Clancy Shea-Schweikert  2002-2014

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.