Virtual 2021 Great Bear Chase

The Virtual 2021 Great Bear Chase is way to take part and support the race and the Swedetown Trails without physically being at the event on March 13. All Virtual GBC 2021 participants will be entered in a drawing that includes four registrations for the 2022 Great Bear Chase.

Virtual racers may complete their 10, 25 or 50k ski distance any day from March 1 through March 14, at Swedetown Trails or at their home Nordic trails. Please note: virtual racers will NOT be allowed to ski on the GBC course during the Great Bear Chase event on Saturday, March 13. Avoid Friday, March 12th as well, due to Junior Bear Chase, race preparations and race grooming.

All on-trail maps for Swedetown Trails show distances so racers can plan their own route. If you’d like suggestions, below are suggested routes for different distances, starting at main Swedetown Trailhead on Osceola Road in Calumet.

The Virtual 2021 GBC is free. Donations are welcomed with all proceeds of the event going to the Swedetown Trails. You can register for the virtual Great Bear Chase here: Virtual Great Bear Chase.

When you complete your virtual race, we would love to hear from you so just send an email to with comments or a photo or whatever you would like to share.

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