Kern River Trail Runs

Unknown April 2021 Bakersfield, CA 93308 US Directions
Bakersfield Track Club (BTC) Statement About COVID-19 and BTC Events

New Date: Unknown April 2021

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are choosing to continue to postpone the Bakersfield Track Club’s Kern River Trail Run is indefinitely posposted. Because we love the uniqueness of this event, we feel that they would lose the spirit of it if it was to all be made virtual. As good stewards in the community we cannot responsibly set a firm date for 2021.  We understand you are disappointed.  We are too, but as we entering the flu season and with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must fall back on and follow the CDC and California Department of Public Health Guidelines for gatherings to protect ourselves and others.  We will update RunSignUp and Facebook as we get more information.  Thank you for your continued support of the Bakersfield Track Club during these uncertain times.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time. Please give us a couple of weeks to process and get a check mailed to your address on the race file. 

Race Website
Hart Park, Section 2
Corner of Alfred Harrell Highway and River Road
Bakersfield, CA US 93308


​Bakersfield Track Club (BTC)
Statement About COVID-19 and BTC Events

Hello Supporters of the BTC and BTC Events,

As you have experienced and seen in the news and on social media, many events are being cancelled due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. We are closely monitoring this dynamic situation and at this time we are going to move forward with postponing the Kern River Trail Run that was scheduled to be on April 25, 2020.  As you know this is part of our BTC's Distance Challenge series and one of the core events for the BTC.  We will be following the recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies as we all continue to monitor and work on rescheduling this event for October 17, 2020.   Please continue to check our website, the calendar event on the website, and our Facebook pages for updates. 

We appreciate your support!
The BTC Board of Directors


Packet Pick Up = Day Of at Race Site.  Thank you.



This year's Distance Challenge participants will not only receive a discount for each race by signing up for all three in advance, but the first 150 to register and then successfully complete all three events will receive all three of the items that will be featured for Distance Challenge participants.  There will be separate registration for the series to sign up for all three races and receive discounted race pricing.  Participants who sign up for each individual event and complete each event can still participate in the series challenge, but will not receive special pricing. 

Click HERE to register for the BTC Distance Challenge.

Kern River Trail Run: 10 Mile, 10k, and 5k TRAIL RUN in the hills around Hart Park.

The races will be at Hart Park, Section 2 and will be hilly. This is a TRAIL RUN. This will NOT BE RUN on a bike path and will include hills, dirt, uneven terrain, rocks and other natural debris that comes with running on a non-paved surface. Please plan to pack water and any special nutrition you may want on trail. There will be aid stations with water and Gatorade, but due to the course being on trail they will not be every mile.

This trail is kid friendly, but not stroller friendly, and we ask that you please do not bring your dog. There will be places that this trail runs as single track trail. Please be mindful of your safety and the safety of others. We ask that if you wear headphones you please keep one ear free to hear other runners or race instructions.

Races Start at 7:30 a.m.

Discount offered for BTC MEMBERS! 


The 5k

The 5K course is a looping course that will run along the river then head up to the hills of Hart Park; starting and ending in Section 2 of Hart Park.

The 10k
The 10K course is a looping course that will run along the same course as the 5K until the second aid station, then be prepared to climb! This course starts and ends in Section 2 of Hart Park.

The 10 miler
The 10M course is a looping course that will run along the same course as the 5k and 10k runs. Just like the 10k, after the second aid station be prepared to start climbing! This is definitely not the easiest 10 mile jaunt through the hills. Be prepared to work those legs as you climb and enjoy the hills of Hart Park. Like the 5k and 10k runs, the 10M starts and ends in Section 2 of Hart Park.

Awards will be given for the top three finishers (male/female) in each division.

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