Runners… on your mark, get set, go! Every year, the Two Bear Marathon brings countless locals and visitors together to race through the stunning landscape of Whitefish, Montana. Also known as the Whitefish Marathon & Half Marathon, runners won’t want to miss this event. Challenge yourself to beat last year’s time or get competitive with your fellow athletes as you make your way through the high-elevation course! 

If you’re visiting for the Two Bear Marathon, you’ll need to start planning your trip! Our complimentary Vacation Guide is just what you need. Inside, you’ll find a list of our favorite things to do and see in the area!

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Everything You Need to Know About the Two Bear Marathon

The Two Bear Marathon is fun for everyone! You can choose to run the full marathon, half marathon, or a 5K. You’ll love taking in the gorgeous scenery as you run! If you would rather walk, that’s okay, too. 

Registering for the Two Bear Marathon

Registration is easy! All you need to do is register online. Local tip: The earlier you register, the better price you’ll get! Plus, if you follow along on their Facebook page, you might be able to snag a flash sale price. 

The Course

Two Bear Marathon is known for its beautiful scenery. Our mountain landscape is one of the main reasons people visit, and running through it is a treat! The marathon, half marathon, and 5K all start and end at Depot Park in town. Of course, these routes vary because of their different lengths. Check out the courses:

Running for a Good Cause

Not only is this marathon a great time, but it is also for a good cause! The Two Bear Marathon is hosted by The Wave, and 100% of its proceeds and sponsorships go to The Wave Scholarship Fund. This way, members of The Wave that can’t afford a full cost of membership get to join at a price they can afford. For those that are not local, The Wave is similar to a YMCA and offers a lot of benefits to our community!

Don’t Miss the After Party! 

After you run your race, it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy free sandwiches and beer with your fellow runners, or opt to head to one of the food trucks. These food trucks are also available for your family and friends that watched the race! If you want to continue the party around town, we are more than happy to recommend some of our favorite spots to you. Bonsai Brewing Project is right next door to Good Medicine Lodge!

Book Your Whitefish Accommodations

Beargrass Room Good Medicine Lodge Bed and Breakfast Whitefish Montana 02Are you thinking of running the Two Bear Marathon? You’ll need a place to stay! Make Good Medicine Lodge your home base. Wake up to a delicious breakfast each morning to fuel your day and prepare you for your run. A soak in our hot tub will work wonders afterward! Browse our cozy accommodations to pick your favorite, then book your getaway. We can’t wait to host you!