Battle the Bear


Bear Creek Lake Park: 15600 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood, CO 80465

2013 Battle the Bear Race Down Mt Carbon

Mt Carbon Descent

May 3rd & 4th       RME Race #2

Event Highlights:

Due to the flooding last fall, the venue we used last year underneath the cottonwoods is not available.  A final decision on the Start Finish location and parking will be made the week prior to the race after confirmation from the Park Ranger.  But wherever we end up staging at, the spectators and racers alike will enjoy the hot racing action at this fun venue. Bring your noise makers and join the party. There will be an industry expo with product sampling, and a Kidz Zone with jumpy house, games, and our Warriors Kids Race. Celebrate spring racing in Colorado with the family at this annual ritual of off-road fun!  Note there is a $5/vehicle entrance fee at the gatehouse.

2013 Battle the Bear Afternoon Starts

The course will run clockwise again this year. See updated Course Map.

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Tents, coolers, and supplies can be set up along the course in the Pit Zone.

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Expo Area

Event Schedule:

Evening camping:  Excellent on-site camping – make reservations through Bear Creek Lake Park.

Saturday Bike Race:
Endurance Registration and check-in
Endurance Race Start = 50 miles
XC, Appetizer and Junior Registration and check-in
Free Warriors Kids Race 10 and under
1:00  XC, Appetizer and Juniors Start.  XC = 30 miles, Appetizer 20, Juniors distance varies by category

2:00 Endurance and Juniors 11-14 Awards Ceremony
3:30 XC, App Awards and Juniors 15-18 Awards

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Sunday Trail Run Race:

6:00-8:00  Half Marathon and 10K Registration and check-in
8:00 Half Marathon Start
8:30 10K Start
8:40 5K and Juniors Start 
10:30 Runner’s Brunch, Awards,