About Kodiak Ultra Marathons
The 9th annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 20-21, 2021 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake sits at 7,000 ft in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile distance will start and finish in the Big Bear Village and will circumnavigate the entire Big Bear Valley.
There will be a total of 13 aid station stops along the 100 mile route, including six crew-accessible aid stations. Pacers are permitted starting at Mile 55.8. Pacers permitted in the 100M race only. Visit Big Bear has generously granted the Kodiak a $10,000 prize purse! The Kodiak 100 miler is a 6 point UTMB Qualifier.
New in 2021! The addition of 100K, Half Marathon, and 10K courses.
Want a taste of the Kodiak without the extremes of summiting the 10,000ft Sugarloaf Mountain and crossing over Deadman's Ridge? Or maybe you just want to avoid the climb up Seven Oaks. The 100K will start with the 100M race from the Big Bear Village and follow the same course all the way to Mile 59.
Half Marathon & 10K
Start and finish downtown in the heart of the Big Bear Village. You will head into the forest and start climbing to the high point of the course at 8,000 feet. Enjoy the beautiful single track along the ridge, with amazing views of San Gorgonio peak in the background! A stunning course that will test you and thrill you at the same time. The final 3 miles are a cruise downhill along Knickerbocker Road, a dirt road above the town of Big Bear Lake with view of the lake to take in while you finish your trail run.
Read our 2021 Race Announcement here for more details on the 2021 event.
Proceeds from the Kodiak benefit the San Bernardino Search & Rescue, Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, Mountain Top Radio Association, Big Bear Civil Air Patrol, and the Big Bear Middle School Interact Club.
CHECK OUT OUR RACE VIDEO TRAILER!
For complete event details, visit our website: www.kodiak100.com.
Registration for all distances opens June , 2021. Registration will close on August 15, 2021 or until the race limit is reached.
Shirt sizes guaranteed if you register by July 10!
$5 of each 100M registration will go directly to the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation.
Registration can be deferred for 1 year. Requests to defer must be emailed no later than July 1, 2021. After July 1, deferrals may be possible by volunteering for this year's race (email us for details - there is a minimum hour requirement. Thank you!). No refunds will be issued other than if the event were to be cancelled - see Cancellation Policy below.
How to Register using your credit if you rolled over last year
If you opted to rollover in 2020, you have the choice of registering for the 2021 Kodiak or the 2022 Kodiak. Registration is NOT automatic. Follow the steps in this document to process your rollover. You must complete this by July 1. No exceptions.
A waitlist will be opened once each race distance reaches capacity. If you are selected off the waitlist you will be informed via email and will have 24 hours to let us know if you wish to be registered. If we don't receive your response within 24 hours, the next entrant will be accepted and you will be removed from the waitlist.
No refunds will be issued other than if the event were to be cancelled - see Cancellation Policy below.
Event Cancellation Policy
Should the event be cancelled due to an act of God, community disaster, fire, severe weather event, emergency, or any other issue of public safety, no refunds can or will be guaranteed. A refund percentage will be calculated to enable the organizers to cover part of the expenses incurred which cannot be recovered.
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If you disagree with this policy or just don't even like it - DON'T REGISTER!