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Running With The Bears

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 15 Aug 2020

About Running With The Bears

This beautiful place is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts ever since it was founded back in the late 1840s, thanks to its gorgeous green mountain views and wide, expansive alpine meadows. The Greenville and Indian Valley areas today attract thousands of bikers, hikers, campers, skiers and fishermen year-round, and welcome the annual running of the Running with the Bears Marathon.

The race is organized by the locally based services organization Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc., which provides services and support for children and families dealing with adoption and foster care issues, including training for foster parents, therapeutic care for foster and adoptive children, and routine medical and dental care for foster kids, and academic monitoring and assistance.

Distances

10K

  • 10km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Aid Stations are located approximately every 2.5 miles throughout all courses and are stocked with water, specialty hydration drinks, snacks, dog treats, and first-aid kits.

Award Medals

Entry fee includes a participation gift (a tech t-shirt), a goody bag filled with gift cards and locally-made products, a finisher medal for ALL runners, age division (10 yrs deep) and overall division awards. Although we will do our very best to provide your t-shirt in your size, this cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Time

We operate on “Plumas County time,” so we would never kick you off of the course just for being determined! HOWEVER, we are unable to provide course support after 1:30 p.m. If you are a walker, or if you expect a 7-hour plus marathon, please note that you will be responsible for your own food, drink, and medical support once you reach the finish line, and along the course after 1:30 p.m. For your safety, we encourage slow runners and walkers to start the race EARLY!

Parking

A large cow field adjacent to the Goss Ranch. Free. Watch for cow pies.

Race Kit Includes

Entry fee includes a participation gift (a tech t-shirt), a goody bag filled with gift cards and locally-made products, a finisher medal for ALL runners, age division (10 yrs deep) and overall division awards. Although we will do our very best to provide your t-shirt in your size, this cannot be guaranteed.

Running With The Bears Route Map

Running With The Bears Route Map

Start:

Goss Ranch: 4864 North Arm Road, Greenville, CA 95947.

Greenville,us

Highlights

Pass by meandering rivers and creeks. Views of the Indian and Genesee Valleys.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.