“Hotfoot” was a badly burned black bear cub found in 1950 by firefighters after a devastating blaze in New Mexico’s Lincoln National Forest. When the cub healed, he was rechristened Smokey Bear, and he came to personify the advertising character created during World War II to dissuade campers from carelessly destroying the war effort’s lumber supply.
Smokey moved to Washington, DC, and took up residence at the National Zoo alongside fellow celebrity Ham, the Astrochimp. Millions paid their respects over the years. Smokey was so popular, he had his own ZIP code.
Smokey died during the Bicentennial year, and was taken home and buried under dark of night on Nov. 9, 1976, on the grounds of the Smoky Bear Museum. A tree planted next to the spot is nourished, as in some way are all trees, by the great bear himself.
100 Mile – Buckles
80 Mile- Smokey 80th Birthday Buckle
( yes if you hit 80 and 100 miles – you get both buckles !!)
All other distances -Medals
NO DNF !! – This is a no DNF event ! Times will be collected at 25K and up ! This is a chance for you to go further then you ever have before without any stress!!
Course: This course is compact and designed for you not to need a crew or pacer. The course very simple and highly manageable from beginner to old timer to gritty mtn runners ! This event is about community and coming together to help others reach new distances and PRs !!
The course is soft runnable 4 mile loop. The aid and headquarters is set up at the at the start/finish of 4 mile loop !!