2013 RACEREADY TRAIL SERIES
The 2013 RaceReady Trail series returns with three fantastic races for the Southern California trail running fans! Two are very well established races, the 17th annual Holcomb Valley Trail Run and the 48th annual Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top. The series will conclude with The 2nd annual Big Bear Ridge Run. We believe these three races offer a challenging running experience for the beginning and expert trail runner as well as the most spectacular views in Southern California.
RaceReady is a pioneering manufacturer of innovative apparel for the running community. They’ve been making functional, technical running apparel for beginning through elite endurance runners for 20 years in Southern California. Team Big Bear is a well established event promotion company based in Big Bear for 25 years. The San Antonio Canyon Town Hall and its seasoned group of volunteers have been producing the Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top for 47 years.
Whether you sign up for one race or all three, we would like to say thanks for participating and we look forward to providing you with a great trail racing experience.
17th ANNUAL HOLCOMB VALLEY TRAIL RUN
Starting at the water’s edge of Big Bear Lake, the Holcomb Valley Trail Run brings runners deep into the heart of the most scenic area in Big Bear, Holcomb Valley. Breathtaking views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area, Big Bear Lake, and the surrounding valley can be seen from the miles of single track running along the Pacific Crest Trail.
The Holcomb Valley Trail Run offers three separate distances: a 33-mile race, a 15-mile race, and a 7-mile race. Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail are part of each race course. This is some of the best trail running in Southern California; so sign up early, the race has sold out the past 4 years.
47th ANNUAL Mt. Baldy Run-to-the-Top
Beginning at 6,000’ and finishing at 10,000’ on the top of Mt. San Antonio, commonly known as Mt. Baldy, this 7-mile run is one of the oldest running events in Southern California. Despite its short distance, it is also one of the toughest. With over 4,000’ elevation gain in 7 miles, runners that make it to the summit, which is above tree line, are rewarded with a panoramic view of the LA Basin, the high desert, and Catalina. On a bright, sunny day, it is a view well worth the effort.
This event is organized by the San Antonio Canyon Town Hall and is a fundraiser for the community of Mt. Baldy. Over 600 runners sign up each year to attempt to stand on Mt. Baldy’s summit. The field is limited so sign up early; you do not want to miss out on the most classic running experiences of your life!
2nd ANNUAL BIG BEAR RIDGE TRAIL RUN
The south side of the lake, where the 2nd Annual Ridge Run takes place, has a 25 year history of racing.
Located in the San Bernardino National Forest on the south side of Big Bear Valley, fire road 2N10, commonly known as Skyline Drive, traverses the ridge tops above the valley that stretches 18 miles from Bear Mountain Ski Resort to the Champion Lodge Pole Pine Tree at the west end of the valley. To the south of Skyline Drive, the vast Santa Ana River Valley stretches with the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area as the backdrop. To the north, inspiring views of Big Bear Lake and four of the highest peaks in the valley will leave you speechless. Both races, the 13-mile and the 24-mile race, will follow along Skyline Drive. Add into the mix 10 miles of single track running and you have a great off road trail run.