Be a part of this tradition. The Run Your Bass Off has been a staple for the Crystal Falls Lions Club Bass Festival for over 30 years. Enjoy the scenic run though some residential and some commercial areas. The course is somewhat hilly – what would you expect from a town built on a hill???
The Run Your Bass Off race runs in conjunction with the Lions Crystal Falls Bass Festival.
It consists of three races – ALL WELL MARKED
This race starts at Runkle Lake Park and follows markers to M-69, making a right. It continues crossing the Paint River up the hill past the VFW, making a right on 2nd (St. Vincent DePauls), go one block and make a left on Crystal Avenue, go one block to 3rd Street (Nash Funeral Home), follow the road and make a right on 6th street, go down the hill before the Power Plant Bridge, turn left, and follow the road until it forks, then follow Paint River Road around the curve to meet Power Plant Road. Continue back the same way you came – make a left on 6th Street and cross the bridge to Fairbanks Drive and follow the road up the hill. Make a left at the first street (still considered Fairbanks Drive) in the Western Location – continue straight through the old airport location following dirt road towards the softball filed and back to Runkle Lake.
Half Bass –
Start at Runkle Lake, and follow dirt road through old airport location and get on to Fairbanks Drive. Continue on Fairbanks making a right turn as you leave the Western Location. Follow Fairbanks down the hill and cross the Paint River Bridge to 6th Street. Follow 6th Street up the hill, and make a left on 3rd Street, and continue past the Nash Funeral Home. Turn left on Crystal Avenue one block. Make a right on 2nd Street and continue one block. Turn left on Superior Avenue/M-69 and follow across Paint River past the cemetery. Turn left into Runkle Lake Park.
2 Mile Walk
Start at Runkle Lake and follow road to M-69, Turn right on Logan Street and continue down to Fairbanks. Left on Fairbanks and left on Adams. Right on Garfield and left on Wagner. Continue on Wagner back to M-69.Left on M-69 back to Runkle Lake Park.