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Full Marathon

  • Race Type

    Full Marathon 
    The Two Bear Marathon is continuing to evolve and grow.  The new, all-road course in 2018 gives runners spectacular views of beautiful Montana. The race starts in the heart of Whitefish at Depot Park. From there, it continues to follow roads along the edges of Glacier National Park, giving participants amazing mountain views throughout the race. 

    The course is USATF certified.


    Sunday, September 16, 2018


    7:30 a.m.
    NOTE: all races start together at 7:30 a.m.

  • Start
  • NEW LOCATION: Depot Park in Whitefish, Montana 


    Depot Park in Whitefish, Montana 

  • Distance

    This is a full marathon, 26.2 miles, and is a Boston Qualifier. 

  • Finishing times

    The marathon has a course limit of 7 hours. All runners and walkers must be off the course by 2:30 P.M.

  • Entry Fee

    $75 – $110, depending on registration date

  • Registration

    Registration includes:

    • Water and Coffee provided by Traders Coffee
    • Two Bear Marathon finishers shirt
    • Medallion for all official finishers
    • Fluids, foods and sanitary facilities on the course
    • Celebration at the finish with food and drink for all runners
    • Day pass for The Wave Aqua & Fitness Center

  • Late Entry Fee

    Late registration pricing begins September 2, 2018.

  • Charity

    The Two Bear Marathon is hosted by The Wave and is supported by its many sponsors. 100% of race entry fees will be donated to The Wave Scholarship Fund.


    New, all-road, scenic course this year starts and finishes at Depot Park in beautiful downtown Whitefish, MT. The half and full marathons share the first 13.1 miles.


    Water and sports drink are available approximately every 3 miles. Hammer Gel and orange slices provided at selected aid stations along the course. If you would like to train with these products, please contact Hammer Nutrition at (406) 862-1877 or (800) 336-1977.


    Ceremony to begin at approximately noon at Depot Park

    • Top Female and Top Male overall
    • Other Awards presented 3 deep for both genders in 10-year age divisions


    The post-race party will be held near the finish in Depot Park in Whitefish. Participants can enjoy delicious barbecue donated by Piggyback Barbecue, as well as drinks, including beers from local breweries. The party is free to all runners participating in the marathon or half marathon and only $5 per person for friends and family.


    Saturday, September 15 
    10am – 4pm
    Wave Aquatic Center, 1250 Baker Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937

    Sunday, September 16 
    6 – 7am
    Depot Park, 510 Railway St, Whitefish, MT 59937

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