What a great place to live! Our beautiful Bear Lake area offers many things to do, such as camping, boating, and hiking, to name just a few. The phrase “There is nothing to do here ” is a lazy man’s phrase and does not apply. There is a little something for everyone in Bear Lake County, and it is as simple as stepping outdoors and taking advantage of the opportunities this area affords us.

One of these opportunities is running marathons and half marathons. People from all over the country travel to this area to enter in one of America’s favorite destination races, and to think this is in our backyard!

People run because it helps reduce stress. They run because it helps with weight loss and maintenance. Runners run because it can be done solo. They also run because they have lofty goals, such as running in all 50 states. If running in all 50 states happens to be a current goal or perhaps one never thought of until now the Bear Lake Marathon Trifecta offers the opportunity to run in three races in three states in three days!

Choose to run all three races or just one. Registration can be done online. The races are set in beautiful areas with fantastic scenery along the way. Most of the runs are primarily flat with a few rollers but are challenging and can be exhausting, especially in our high altitude area. The Idaho course is new and has a rough final half mile with a climb from the shores of the Lake to the finish line 200 feet above the lake surface. This is definitely not a race for the faint of heart!

All races are within 45 minutes of each other from the start to finish line which makes traveling from one race to other quite easy. It also ensures plenty of recovery time in between races.

Upon arrival, it is suggested that entry packets be picked up prior to racing. This will only need to be done once. Each packet includes valuable information along with race shirts, bibs, timing chips, goodies and swag from participating sponsors, and a special gift for those signed up for the trifecta.

Each participant in an event will receive a souvenir and the highly sought after Run Bear Lake Finisher medals not to mention the thrill of finishing the race!

The Bear Lake Marathon Trifecta Is hosted by the Waters Edge Resorts on June, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Thursday’s race in Idaho is followed by Wyoming on Friday and Utah on Saturday. Course details, registration information, and scheduling can be found on the website of the race https://www.raceplace.com/events/49182/bear-lake-marathon-trifecta

Join in the fun this June and enter to run in one or all three races at the Bear Lake Marathon. If you’re not quite ready to enter this year, cheer the runners on along the way and make it a goal of entering next year. The point is to get out there and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us; there is always something to do here in Bear Lake!