Photos, video and everything else recapping the 2014 GBC

It was a busy, busy year for the Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon, which was once again host of more than 600 racers between about a dozen events in early March. This year’s event included 515 skiers participating in one of six ski racers on Saturday morning, and about 100 more between the Junior Bear Chase and Snow Bike Race.

With that, we’re proud to unveil a whole bunch of media from the 2014 race! Check everything out below and soak up the excitement of the weekend. We’ll be updating this as we see more updates to post. Know of something else out there? E-mail, Tweet or Facebook us and let us know about it!


Photography (including photos from official photographers brockit, which are FREE to download)
Professional photo by brockit, inc. (Free Downloads!)
Photos by brockit, inc. on Swedetown Trails Facebook page
Photos by Cross Country Sports staff

Video (including new 10 km freestyle, and 25 km snow bike maps by Trail Genius)
Trail Genius video map of 10 km freestyle race
Trail Genius video map of 25 km snow bike race
Video of the 50 km freestyle mass start by brockit, inc.
Highlight video by Trail Genius, including video from drone

Media Coverage (including traditional media and several blogs)
– “Cross country skiers hit the trails for Great Bear Chase” – ABC 10
– “Large field turns out for 34th Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon” – Daily Mining Gazette
– “The Birkie and the Great Bear Chase” – Blog comparing races by Traveling Ted
– “Great Bear Chase” – Post on Cross Country Sports website
– “2014: Great Bear Chase 10k Classic XC Ski” – Blog post by new racer Gowtham
– “Hayward skier wins Great Bear Chase” – Sawyer County Record
– “Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase” – Michigan Nordic Ski Racer
– “Training Log Archive: Soupbone” – Highlight “best groomed ski trails around… I should move there.”


Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon