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June 14, 2025   |   Big Bear Lake, CA

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PRELIMINARY RESULTS (UNOFFICAL): Click here. Official results will be loaded into Ultrasignup shortly.

Now in its 28th 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.

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. From 2023, Tom Spiegel and Team Big Bear are entrusting the continuation of this event to Susie Schmelzer & Harald Zundel of Team Kodiak.

Race Info
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Race Information

Event Location: Meadows Edge Picnic Area, Big Bear, CA.

Packet Pickup:

Friday, June 13, 2025. 4:00-5:30pm.

Saturday, June 14, 2025. 5:30-8:30am.

Race Start Times:

33 Miles: TBD

14 Miles: TBD

7 Miles: TBD

Parking: There is a parking lot at Meadows Edge. Once the lot is full, parking is available along North Shore Drive in the shoulders. Park only in legal parking spaces. Make sure your vehicle is ALL THE WAY over the white line of the shoulder and not touching it at all as this will cause you to get a ticket. 






Course map: Click here.

Elevation Gain/Loss
33 MILE: +4,150ft/-4,150ft
14 MILE: +1,950ft/-1,950ft
7 MILE: +1,100ft/-1,100ft

Hard Cut-off Times:
33 MILE: 10-hour time limit. Runners must be through the Aid Station at Mile 21 (Doble Camp) by 1:00pm.
14 MILE: Runners must be through Mile 8.2 (Del Mar) by 11:15am and through Mile 11 (Polique 2) by 12:15pm.
7 MILE: The 7 mile distance can be a run or a hike. All runners and hikers in the 7-mile event must be through Mile 3.6 (Polique 2) by 12:15pm.

The finish line closes at 5pm for all distances.

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We would love to have you join us as a volunteer. Volunteers will earn race credits that can be applied toward registration of future Holcomb Valley Trail Runs. Please fill out this form to get more information on volunteering and THANK YOU!

Available roles:

  • Registration

  • Aid Station Captain

  • Aid Station Volunteer

  • Finish line - medals, post-race refreshments, awards, etc.

  • Sweeper



Part of the proceeds from this events supports the Bear Valley Search & Rescue and the Southern California Mountains Foundation

We would like to thank Visit Big Bear for their generous support. Please go to to book your lodging and get all of your Big Bear information.


Finish Festival

Join us at the finish line for some fun all day long! We will be serving ice cold HOP WTR and savory Fillo's Walking Tamales, some of our favorite post-race treats!

Open Air Big Bear will host a beer garden, so bring cash for a donation please. 

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ACTIVITIES - It's National Get Outdoors Day on June 14th! Runners, families and friends are invited to take part in making pine cone bird feeders, pan for gold, and visit the Big Bear Discovery Center across the street from the race Finish line.

There will be a FREE kids race at (TIME TBD). Meet at the Finish arch for a fun 1/2 mile run. All kids will receive a medal.

(Waivers must be signed in advance by a parent.)

Overall & Age Group Awards (10 year age groups). Age Group awards can be picked from the Timing Tent. Overall awards will be announced from the podium shortly after the Top 3 complete each race.


Be sure to pick up a sample of Primus - an all natural energy gel made from honey and sea salt. 33 Milers will also see these on course at the Doble Aid Station (mile 21).

The first 300 runners to check-in will receive a free Hydrapk reusable cup to celebrate the event being cupless!

USE CODE "HVTR-cr20" for 20% all HydraPak products!

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