THE DATE FOR THE 27th ANNUAL HOLCOMB VALLEY TRAIL RUN IS SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023!
Now in its 27th year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary & Pam Kalina in 1997. Gary was an avid runner; he realized that some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in Big Bear. And some of the best trail running in Big Bear was on the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2800 mile trail that runs from the Mexican to the Canadian border. The section that runs through Big Bear, and that the race travels on, offers spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.
The event is a fund raiser for the local volunteer search and rescue organization. Search & Rescue bring out over 20 volunteers to assist in the operation of the event, staffing aid stations, marking course, providing communication, safety, and of course, if needed, first aid. Their involvement is crucial to the success of the event. Gary and Pam decided after 15 years of event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in their life.
Beginning in 2012, Team Big Bear took over the Holcomb Valley Trail Run. Prior to that, Team Big Bear provided the electronic timing for the event. In 2023, Tom Spiegel and Team Big Bear are entrusting the continuation of this event to Susie Schmelzer and Harald Zundel with Team Kodiak.
Feel free to contact Susie and Harald at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tom Spiegel, Team Big Bear
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
The Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top trail race, Labor Day, September 6, 2021, is one of the most challenging mountain trail races in California, held on Mt. Baldy in the Angeles National Forest. From the start line at 6,300 ft., the Run-to-the-Top covers over 7 miles with 4,000 ft. total elevation gain. The final mile, the steepest, is above timberline and the finish is on the summit of beautiful Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) at 10,064 ft. The race is timed and is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. Registration opens 5/1/21. The race is in its 56th year and is a fundraiser for San Antonio Canyon Town Hall. For more information, visit https://run2top.com, www.facebook.com/MtBaldyRTTT, or contact Race Director Tracy Sulkin at 310-387-6155.