5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon to Take Place in Bass Lake on May 11th

Yosemite Half Marathon

5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon to Take Place in Bass Lake on May 11th

Bass Lake, Calif., May 06, 2019 – The 5th Annual Yosemite Half Marathon, a race centered around breathtaking Vistas on Forest Service and National Park lands, will be taking place May 10-11, 2019 on the Sierra National Forest’s Bass Lake Ranger District. Starting with a race expo on Friday May 10, 2019 at Recreation Point, runners and spectators will begin arriving in Bass Lake, CA. The race will take place Saturday May 11, 2019 from 6:00am to 11:30am. The planned course will take runners on fire roads through the Sierra National Forest just north of Bass Lake, then down Beasore Rd and around part of Bass Lake, ending at Recreation Point. 

During these hours there will be some 3,000 runners on the roads, starting on forest road 6S40 off Sky Ranch Rd, and then coming down Beasore Rd crossing onto Hwy 274, from Beasore Rd to the Pines Resort. The road will be closed to vehicle traffic for the runner’s safety. Please follow the detour to North Fork in order to get to Oakhurst, if necessary. North Shore Rd will be open but will have heavy runner traffic from the Pines Resort to Recreation Point Campground. 

Traffic will continue to operate, but drivers should expect delays. If possible plan to avoid traveling in these areas, during these hours. The event coordinators would like to express their apology in advance for any inconvenience this may cause residents. “This is our fifth year holding this race. We wouldn't be able to create such a wonderful experience for our runners without the support and cooperation of the Bass Lake and Oakhurst community.” said Race Director Dehn Craig. “We really appreciate being allowed to hold this event and help our runners discover, or re-discover, the beauty of the Sierra National Forest and Yosemite! We hold these races all across the country and the communities of Oakhurst and Bass Lake are the best to work with!”

The event has over 3,000 running participants and will bring around 6,000 people to the Bass Lake area. Vacation Races operates this activity under a U.S. Forest Service special use permit with the Sierra National Forest.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dehn Craig (775) 544-1139 or dehn@vacationraces.com the Yosemite Half Marathon event director.

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