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Great Bear Trail Races

September 11 at 8:00am

The Sioux Falls Area Running Club's Trail Run Series is coming to Great Bear this fall!

Runners may compete in the 3 mile or 6 mile race. Registration now open at

Course Description

Great Bear is known for winter sports but there are 4+ miles of hiking/running trails also available within the 220 acre park. The race will start/finish near the bottom of the bunny hill on the west side of the chalet. The trails are a mix of wide hard packed gravel, wider single-track, and even a bit of mowed grass. The mostly gravel trails take you on some flat areas but they do go up three bluffs with some spectacular views from the top. There is a good mix of wooded hills and pockets of open prairie trails too. The loop through the park works out to be pretty close to exactly 3 miles with around 450ft of elevation gain.


  • ’21 SF Run Club Member: $30 till Aug 28th - $40 through race day
  • Non-Member: $35 till August 28th - $45 through race day (not a member and want to become one? Sign up at

Sign up for all three races at once! Select ‘All 3 Races' for the 3-mile or 6-mile to sign up for all three short or long races in the series (Tuthill 3mile & Newton Hills 2mile/6mile). Need to change which distance you run for any of the races? Just contact the race director through the ‘Ask a question’ link on

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