Holcomb Valley Trail Run

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 7:30am

Meadows Edge Park , Big Bear Lake, CA
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Now in its 25th year, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run was established by Gary  & Pam Kalina in 1997.  Gary was an avid runner; he realized that  some of the best trail running in Southern California was right here in  Big Bear.  And some of the best trail running in Big Bear was on the  Pacific Crest Trail.  

The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2800 mile  trail that runs from the Mexican to the Canadian border.  The section  that runs through Big Bear, and that the race travels on, offers  spectacular views of Big Bear Lake, the San Gorgonio Wilderness and Big  Bear Mountain Ski Resorts.  

The event is a fund raiser for the  local volunteer search and rescue organization.  Search & Rescue  bring out over 20 volunteers to assist in the operation of the event,  staffing aid stations, marking course, providing communication, safety,  and of course, if needed, first aid.  Their involvement is crucial to  the success of the event.   Gary and Pam decided after 15 years of  event directing and coordination it was time to close that chapter in  their life.  

Beginning in 2012, Team Big Bear took over the  Holcomb Valley Trail Run.  Prior to that, Team Big Bear provided the  electronic timing for the event.  We are a company with 30 years  experience producing, primarily mountain bike events, in Big Bear and  around Southern California.  Our goal is simple, bring the same work  ethic, dedication, passion and fun to the Holcomb Valley Trail Run.  

Feel free to contact me at teambigbear@aol.com if you have any questions.

Tom Spiegel, Team Big Bear  

Course Information:

Beautiful loop course on Forest Service Roads and the Pacific Crest Trail in the San Bernardino National Forest.  Awesome views of Big Bear Lake

Awards:

3 deep in each age group; Male and Female, all 3 distances; and Top 3 fastest Male and Female overall – all 3 distances. The Kalina Courage award for the last male / female to finish the 33 miler.

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