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Two Bear Marathon - Run Like a Bear!
Miles
1-6 Marathon Race Start - The race will begin a half mile down from the Lion Mountain trailhead of the new Whitefish trail system and runners will stay on the trail for about 6.45 miles. They will get off the trail and head east up Beaver Lake Road.
7-13.8 They will get back on the whitefish trail and head north to mile 12.10. They will get off the trail and head east up a dirt road to mile 13.8 the turn left down an overgrown jeep road which takes you to the railroad tracks. (stay to the left when Y’s) This stretch is the most rugged part of the course, and one of the most difficult in terms of elevation gain and loss.
14-16 The jeep road contains the downhill section. Watch your step! Runners cross the railroad tracks with the help of special crossing guards. If a train holds you up, take advantage of the breather and know that our capable mathematicians will deduct your waiting time from your finish time! (The first porta- potty is here as well.) After crossing the tracks, you come out onto pavement. Enjoy the beauty at this end of Whitefish Lake where you'll see horse ranches, wetlands, and maybe even a llama or two! Our lead runner in 2005 saw a black bear!
17-20 Enjoy beautiful views of Whitefish Lake as you run along the northeast shore. This stretch is a gentle but persistent climb.
21-24 This part of the course is slightly downhill and we think the easiest 4 miles of the day. Enjoy views of City Beach.
25-26.2 Welcome to Whitefish's brand-new bike path! Cross 2nd Street with the help of our friendly Police Department, and enjoy views of the Whitefish River. Turn right onto Baker and head for THE FINISH. Congratulations! You've just finished the Two Bear Marathon!

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Full-Marathon Mile Marks

Mile Latitude Longitude Elev Meters ElevFeet
Start 48.40485761 -114.37996201 1011.40 3387
1 48.41016114 -114.39399449 1089.30 3574
2 48.41346951 -114.40124558 1034.50 3394
3 48.41293449 -114.41037398 1041.70 3418
4 48.41744069 -114.41807476 1082.10 3550
5 48.41875613 -114.42685451 1122.50 3683
6 48.42642496 -114.43277600 1046.50 3433
7 48.43187835 -114.43058223 1077.30 3534
8 48.43607810 -114.43882491 1114.30 3656
9 48.44196885 -114.43881302 1077.80 3536
10 48.44669185 -114.43452749 1124.90 3691
11 48.45189343 -114.42915590 1159.00 3802
12 48.45962148 -114.42857271 1098.40 3604
13 48.45638754 -114.42015581 1089.30 3574
14 48.46655026 -114.42144424 1077.80 3536
15 48.47378200 -114.43327399 919.62 3017
16 48.48785454 -114.43504189 925.87 3038
17 48.48713428 -114.42213326 938.61 3079
18 48.48279338 --114.40480234 968.41 3177
19 48.47531445 -114.38862469 988.11 3242
20 48.46469157 -114.37469942 962.40 3157
21 48.45263604 -114.36306677 950.62 3119
22 48.43990703 -114.35384098 942.93 3094
23 48.43246616 -114.34107509 913.85 2998
24 48.4180943 -114.34124081 922.50 3027
25 48.41269904 -114.33937751 911.21 2989
26 48.40359956 --114.33826356 919.38 3016
Finish 48.40063903 -114.33803651 916.50 3007

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