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  • Cool August temperatures in this small Boston Qualifier, Half Marathon, and 10K in Northern California
  • Support! 13 fully-stocked Aid Stations and 500 runners max 
  • The massage, finish line beer, and post-race Hoedown (petting zoo? Yes!) 
  • Fewer rules: No time limit. Period.  And your dog gets a finisher medal too  
  • This charity race is a benefit FOR and BY Mountain Circle and the foster children we work with every day. THANK YOU!!  
"Grade: A++++   Do this race. Wherever you are in the country, world. This wasn’t just a race, this was an experience. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming:  from other runners, race officials, just everyone. This is the best of the best."- Valerie, 2014 Participant.  Full Blog

What does your entry fee benefit? Watch this! 

And a short film about the race from 2014.... 

Feel free to contact us anytime with your questions about the Running with the Bears Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K, the area, or the weekend's activities. Race Director: Josie Litchfield. Email:
Phone: (530) 284 7007
12 hours ago
@YetAnotherSusan @Hyundai we would be all over this!!! #rwtb!
12 hours ago
@YetAnotherSusan @bearsmarathon Ha! That would definitely have blown our $100 marketing budget!!
13 hours ago
As you know, Rwtb is a fundraiser for the foster children served by Mountain Circle. We all have the power to...…
18 hours ago
@buriedbybooks thanks for the follow and rt!
1 day ago
Good morning, and happy Sunday! In case you have a few extra days during your Bears trip, here is a great guide...…