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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 600 runners max 
  • The massage, finish line beer, and complimentary 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 FOR BECOMING PART OF OUR TEAM!!  
"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
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RT @DizRuns: Apparently @bearsmarathon training is officially under way. 15 miles this morning before 715. Great start to the weekend! #run…
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This is a few hours north of here and definitely worth the trip!…
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@robertoeider thanks for the follow!