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Register for Running with the Bears

A Small Boston Qualifying Marathon: August 20th 2016
Greenville, Northern CA: 95947

Marathon: 6:30am        *        Half Marathon: 7:15am        *        10K: 8:00am
Slow Runner and Walkers: Please talk to us about starting early :) 

RACE INFO: Running with the Bears is a uniquely rural experience; there are no long bathrooms lines or traffic- the only distractions might be the pair of mating hawks at Mile 7 (and some more at miles 10 and 12...). What you get are good ol' fashioned goody bags and a home-grown race managed by the very charity it benefits. As you cross the finish line, you'll be greeted with an ice cold beer from a local brewery and a massage with a view of the whole valley. We know that you're happy when your kids are happy- that's why offer activities, like a bouncy house,  at the start/finish line to keep them busy. Best of all? 100% of funds raised go to Mountain Circle Family Services' Powder Quest Program- an outdoor adventure for youth in foster care.  This event is also a fundraiser for the nearly 100 foster children we work with every single day.   We call fundraisers "Charity Runners" and all who raise $500 will receive complimentary entry to the race and after party.  Any questions on the process feel free to contact Josie, the Race Director.  Thank you for your support, and happy running! 
We CAP the event at 500 runners total. Lots of people have asked us, 'why only 500??' A couple of reasons: First, the aspects which make the race unique (like the quiet country roads and the small town feel) also pose some logistical challenges for us Race Directors. Such as, where will you all PARK?? (We rent out a cow field...) In the past couple years, we have found that we really enjoy putting on a small race- we get to know you all a little better, and you get to know us too. Can you imagine 2,000 runners at this bar? (Taylorsville Tavern, closest to the start/finish line). You get the picture :) Happily, we have opened an additional 100 spots for Charity Runners. We request that these participants raise or donate $500 for their entry fee. SIGN UP HERE!
2016 Marathon Registration Form PDF.pdf
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This event allows no refunds, transfers, or substitutions. Exceptions, in the form of a postponed entry, for military deployment only.

Thanks In Advance, and Happy Training!

We are part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series

Half Certification #: CA12017RS Full Marathon Certification #: CA12016RS