This marathon was originally designed for the 50 State Club marathon runners that requested to run in two different States, during the same weekend since Bear Lake sits on the State line between Utah and Idaho. The road around the lake is just over 50 miles. Marathoner runners that participate in both marathons will be able to boast about the rare accomplishment of running around the entire Bear Lake in one weekend.
Since this time, the Idaho Marathon has continued to grow and now even Half Marathon runners have requested that we open up the race for them as well so they can run in two States. We would like to report that we have now just opened the Idaho Half Marathon that will run the last half of the marathon course.
The Bear Lake Idaho Marathon and Half Marathon is nestled in the heart of the mountains. This small tourist town is most often celebrated for its large turquoise blue lake. People from all over the world visit Bear Lake during the summer to enjoy biking, running, fishing and all types of water recreation. This is a friendly town with delicious eateries. There is also that myth about the Bear Lake Monster . . .
Friday, June 13, 2014
Half Marathon: $41
Both Half Marathons (Utah and Idaho): $81
Both Marathons (Utah and Idaho): $98
All event prices increase $5 After January 12, 2014 and another $5 2 weeks before event and another $5 for race day registration.
Please note that we offer no refunds, but we will offer a free transfer to next years event if notified 2 weeks before the event.
Packet pickup/last minute registration will happen at 5:15 am on Friday (just before the race) for the marathon runners and 6:30 a.m for the half marathon runners.
Timing will happen at the finish line. Official times will be posted on the web site as soon as possible after the race.
There is no Switching bibs to anyone due to waivers, errors in recording finish times and awarding placement. Also no refunds after registration, we plan according to registry numbers. If you are unable to make it, we will transfer your registration to the following year if you notify us by email by at least two weeks before the event. We also understand that injuries and other obstacles may impact the distance you feel like running on race day, so we will allow you to transfer distances at packet pick-up.
Aide Stations/Fruit and Beverages
There will be aid stations every 3 miles with water, Gatorade, GU Energy Gel, and fruit at each aid station. There will also be Portable Restrooms at the start and each aid station.
Runners will receive a cotton T-shirt as part of their registration. Runners can upgrade their shirt to a technical running shirt for only $5.00 extra. Please make sure you specify that you would like to upgrade your shirt when you register.
Course Details (Check out your races description)
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There are some wonderful hotels and lodges in and near Bear Lake. There are also some amazing campgrounds with shower and bathroom facilities. Here are a few favorites:
Inn at Harbor Village
(Official Sponsor of Bear Lake Marathon)
Tell them you are running the marathon and save 15%
Bear Lake Stay
Cabin Rentals at Bear Lake
Beaver Creek Lodge
Bear Lake Motor Lodge
Blue Water Resort
Bear Lake bed and Breakfast
Ciscos Landing at Utah State Marina
Ideal Beach Resort
Vacation Resort Int’l
Other Bear Lake hotels and options:
Bear Lake is just over the hill from Logan:
Is there a time limit?
There is no time limit. Some people are even opting to walk the course because of the scenic beauty.
What is the closest airport?
Salt Lake International Airport is the closest. Garden City is about a 2 hour scenic drive from Salt Lake City.