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Register for Running with the Bears

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

What’s better than Running with the Bears? Becoming a Bears Charity Runner!  Although standard registration for the 2016 Running with the Bears Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K is full,  you can still register for the event by becoming a Charity Runner!
This special group of just 100 runners are adding even more value to their race by giving back to the foster care children and youth we serve. Fundraising has never been easier, and you might be surprised who wants to support your cause! Every single dollar counts- even those donated as a match by your employer. RWTB is the annual fundraiser for Mountain Circle Family Services Inc, a 501c3 non-profit foster care and adoption agency; we are proud to be one of the few Boston Qualifiers managed entirely by the Charity it benefits!

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 600 runners total. Lots of people have asked us, 'why only 600??' 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!

Thanks In Advance, and Happy Training!

We are part of the California Half and Full Marathon Series

Half Certification #: CA12017RS Full Marathon Certification #: CA12016RS