menu
menu account_circle

The Bear Chase Trail Race 50K

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon - 50km

About The Bear Chase Trail Race 50K

The Bear Chase Trail Race takes place at beautiful Bear Creek Lake Park, in Lakewood, CO.
This is an excellent race for first time ultramarathoners, runners will experience a variety of challenging terrain and sweeping panoramic views throughout the race. Racers will be able to run through and see their fans and supporters, as well as utilize a bag drop for personal needs. The course is relatively challenging as it is run on mostly single track trails, includes a summit of Mount Carbon within each 12.5 mile lap, has three water crossings, and is relatively exposed for the latter miles of the race. But with incredible views of the front range and the outlying mountains, as well as the smiling faces from the encouraging volunteers, the Bear Chase boasts one of the best trail races in all of Colorado.

Practicalities

Accommodation

The Hampton Inn Denver West Federal Center has a special hotel rate for the Bear Chase. Runners wishing to camp at the designated campground area will need to check availability and it is suggested you make reservations before arriving.

After Race Services

Finishers will be able to refuel and relax after the race in the finish line area. We will have Coda Coffee for Runners Roost; pancakes and sausage links provided by Flippin’ Flapjacks; Ultragen recovery drink; and locally brewed craft beer from Lone Tree Brewing Company.

Aid Stations

The course will be well supported with aid stations set up approximately every 3 to 4 miles. The large aid station at the Start/Finish will be stocked with a full assortment of drink and food. Drink options will include water, First Endurance EFS electrolyte drink, soda, and coffee. Food options will include cookies, pretzels, chips/crackers, M&Ms, Skittles, PB&J sandwiches, ramen noodles, bean and tortilla rolls, bananas, watermelon, and oranges, as well as Honey Stinger energy gels and chews. Kleenex and bug repellant will also be available. CU Sports Medicine will provide on course medical aid.

Award Medals

Finishers in the 50 kilometer race will receive a Bear Chase Race medal, and the final finisher will also receive a special trophy for getting it done. The top three finishers in each race distance will receive a trophy, pint glass, CW-X tights, Runners Roost gift certificate, and other gifts. Age group awards, including pint glasses and Runners Roost gift certificates will be given to the top three finishers in each age group. Prize Money for All Course Record Breakers.

Equipment Storage

A bag drop area will be at the Start/Finish. Runners will be able to access drop bags at the end of each loop for additional supplies and gear before starting their next loop.

Maximum Time

15 hrs

Parking

Parking will be inside Bear Creek Lake Park at designated lots, near the Start/Finish area.

Timing

Chip Timing

The Bear Chase Trail Race 50K Route Map

The Bear Chase Trail Race 50K Route Map

Start:

Bear Creek Lake Park

C-470 Bikeway, Lakewood, CO 80228, USA

Difficulty

rolling

Highlights

Great Plains

Southern Rocky Mountains

Green Mountain

Bear Creek Lake

Mount Carbon

Overview

This is an out and back course which starts and ends at Bear Creek Lake Park. The 50K course starts out along the 10K course, a shorter loop within the park and then follows the 12.5 mile laps twice to the finish.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.