Kern River Trail Runs

October 17, 2020 Bakersfield, CA 93308 US Directions
Bakersfield Track Club (BTC) Statement About COVID-19 and BTC Events

New Date: October 17, 2020

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

Here Are Your Options:

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.

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

POSTPONED

​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.

 

AGAIN THIS YEAR! THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE BAKERSFIELD TRACK CLUB'S 2nd ANNUAL DISTANCE CHALLENGE!

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! 

COURSES

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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