Big Bear National Trails Day June 1

Simone Graham – Editor: I did not know this is a thing until I logged on to the National Day Calendar to see what special occasions are observed today. It is National Trails Day and, yes, our local mountain city trail foundation is celebrating with a full day of activities. So, hikers and nature enthusiasts read on and prepare for next year; put this on your calendar to register early and be a part of the trail restoration detail or the trail hiking and runners events.

Big Bear, Calif. – Southern California Mountains Foundation: Big Bear National Trails Day is a day to celebrate the beautiful Bear Valley trails! Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation, Bear Valley Trails Foundation, San Bernardino National Forest and Kodiak Ultra Marathons for a fun-filled day including an introduction to trail maintenance, a trail run, picnic lunch, giveaways, and lots more.

Registration is required for both trail maintenance (free) and the trail run/hike event, which is a fundraiser to support the Trails Foundation. To register for trail maintenance, complete your registration above by clicking the green Registration button.

For the Trail Run/Hike registration click here: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=67109

Event Details

Check in will start at 8:30 a.m. and Trail Maintenance will kick-off at 9:00 a.m.  Expect to work in small groups and each group will head up the trail on a rolling basis after arriving. Everyone will get down and dirty until about 12:00 p.m. and then head back to the picnic area for the festivities. Please invite your family and friends to sign up to help. It will be great for all runners and hikers finishing before noon to join in the fun. This is open to all ages, but children must be supervised.

All trail work volunteers will receive:
• Trails Day swag item
• Free lunch
• Free beer (21+)
• Raffle ticket

How to Prepare
Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, bring resuable water bottle and gloves if you have them. All tools and instructions will be provided. No experience required.

Trail work is limited to 100 volunteers, pre-registration is required.

Fundraiser Trail Run
The TRAIL RUN is a fundraiser event supporting the Mountains Foundation and will consist of:

• 5K – Hike or Run (8:00 a.m.)
• Half Marathon Run (7:00 a.m.)
• Marathon Run (6:30 a.m.)
• 50K Run (6:00 a.m.)

If you joined in for Trails Day events last year, you know you will not want to miss out on the fun this year! You can look forward to the finish line festival with food, beer, and music. Organizers will also be raffling off some super cool items donated by our generous sponsors.

Looking forward to hosting you in Big Bear on June 1st!

Follow the foundations event page on Facebook
TRAILS FOUNDATION: https://www.facebook.com/events/2199097407071535/

 

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