Sat September 23, 2023 Bass Lake, CA 93604 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready


10k Run

8:30AM PDT

2 Mile Run

8:35AM PDT

Kids 1/8 Mile Race (age 2-4)

8:05AM PDT
Open to ages 1 - 4.

Kids 1/4 Mile Race (age 5-8)

7:55AM PDT
Open to ages 5 - 8.

Kids 1/2 Mile Race (age 9-12)

7:45AM PDT
Open to ages 9 - 12.


Please join us at beautiful Bass Lake, California on Saturday, September 23, 2023 for the Smokey Bear Run / Walk. This year's event proceeds will go back to our local community. This year, we are celebrating the 36th year of the race.

The courses run on Road 222, which edges Bass Lake. Slightly rolling hills and pristine views of Bass Lake are in store for 10k and 2 Mile participants!

Packet Pickup

Valley Packet Pickup(Thursday, September 21st)

Fleet Feet Fresno- 4-6PM

Mountain Area Pickup(Friday, September 22nd)

Claiborne, Lavoie and Associates 1-5 p.m. 

40327 Rd. 425A

Oakhurst, CA 93644

Race Morning Pickup

Event Site Starting at 7:15AM

In Loving Memory Ken Takeuchi 1927 - 2019

Ken was the Race Director for the Smokey Bear Run for many years and founded Valley Runner of the Year series. His presence will be greatly missed at all future Smokey Bear Runs.


Recreation Point Day Use Area
39900 Road 222
Bass Lake, CA US 93604

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Smokey Bear Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To



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