Sat September 26 - Tue October 20 Bass Lake, CA 93604 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready

10k Run

09/26 8:30AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

2 Mile Run

09/26 8:35AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

2 Mile Walk

09/26 8:35AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT
Live Race Cancelled!

Due to the Creek Fire, The Smokey Bear Run has made the EXTREMELY difficult decision to cancel this years in-person event. Due to the horrible air quality and to better delegate recourses for the community, the 2020 Smokey Bear Run has gone completely virtual. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2021!


If you are already registered for the event, please see your options below:

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to our 2021 event!

Run your virtual race anytime before October 30th and we will send you your race swag! Thank you for your support. Donation Beneficiaries are the fire prevention programs of CAL FIRE, USFS, and Madera County Sheriff Department.

Beneficiaries from this event are the fire prevention programs of CAL FIRE, USFS, and Madera County Sheriff Department. Thank you for your support!

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Virtual Run!

Are you interested in supporting one of the oldest running traditions in Central California but not comfortable with joining us on race day? We understand and we would like to offer you the chance to run The Smokey Bear Run VIRTUALLY! This means that your shirt will be mailed off to you while you complete the distance on your own time and away from the crowds. Below are a few Virtual Run FAQ's!

1. What is a virtual run?

-A virtual run is a run where you complete the distance on your own time and not at the actual event. 

2. Do I have to run a specific course for The Smokey Bear Virtual Run?

-Nope! You can complete your run anywhere. Once you complete your run, simply click on the results tab and find the "submit virtual results" button to submit your results!

3. Am I allowed to run the traditional Smokey Bear Run course virtually?

-We have the traditional Smokey Bear Run courses available for you to run using the RaceJoy App! The RaceJoy App instructions will be emailed to you! RaceJoy will automatically submit your virtual results on the predefined Smokey Bear course! Please note that you are required to abide by all traffic laws if using the traditional Smokey Bear Courses!!!

4. When do I have to run my virtual race?

- You may complete your virtual race anytime between September 20th and October 20th.

5. Will there be awards for the virtual run?

-There will not be awards for our virtual run. However, you will be able to see your how you matched up against your virtual competition!

6. What do I receive with my virtual run entry?

-Each virtual participant receives a commemorative long sleeve shirt, results tracking, and the chance to support one of oldest running traditions in Central California!



The 2020 Smokey Bear Run has gone virtual! 

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