Introducing the 2018 Running With The Bears Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K Aid Stations!  Aid Stations are located every 2-4 miles throughout the course, and they are competing to win your finish line vote in the areas of Best Theme, Best Spirit, and Best Snack!

All Aid Stations will offer water, Ultima, Chews, Gels, and their own special snacks.

Read below for details on the groups and their causes 🙂 


Locations and Mileage


First up! One of our fabulous foster families will be hosting your first Aid Station. This will be at about mile 1.5

Riley’s Jerky: Mile 3.1

Greenville Rotary: Mile 6.6

Main St. Girls: Mile 7.8. This is the turnaround for the half marathon. Marathoners will pass this twice.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce: Mile 11.1 of the marathon. Marathoners will pass this twice.

Genesee Store: Mile 14.5 of the marathon (this is the turnaround of the marathon)

—-> you will pass the Chamber Aid Station again at mile 17.9

—->you will pass Main St. Girls again at mile 21.2

Greenville Girls Basketball: Mile 22.5

Indian Valley Academy: Mile 23.3

Miller’s Youth Group: Mile 25.2


First up! One of our fabulous foster families will be hosting your first Aid Station. This will be at about mile 1.5

Riley’s Jerky: Mile 3.1

Greenville Rotary: Mile 6.6

Main St. Girls: Mile 7.8.  This is the turnaround for the half marathon.

Greenville Girls Basketball: Mile 9.4

Indian Valley Academy: Mile 10.2

Miller’s Youth Group: Mile 12.2


First up! One of our fabulous foster families will be hosting your first Aid Station. This will be at about mile 1.5

Riley’s Jerky: Mile 3.1

—> you will pass Aid Station 1 again at mile 4.6


We asked each Aid Station the following: 

  1. Tell us about your group/name/ what brought you all together and what do you do?
  2. What will be unique about your aid station? Can you give us a sneak peak or teaser?
  3. What would you do with the $1000 if you won in one of the categories?


Riley’s Jerky

We are a local beef jerky producer. We are a small business, family owned and operated for 38 years. Our Aid Station will be sport themed, and if we win the challenge we will donate it to a local Charity 🙂

Plumas County Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is a youth development program facilitated by Plumas County Public Health Agency. Youth are Community Activists, working to make their community a healthier and happier place. Our theme will be ‘Lumber Jack’ and everything will be forest and logging-related. This program is funded with grants, so if we win the challenge money, it will help us to keep going and remain sustainable. These kids work extremely hard and don’t usually have an opportunity to just spend time together. The challenge money will be put towards a retreat for the group.

Indian Valley Academy

Respect, courtesy, self-discipline, and a serious focus on learning are hallmarks of the Indian Valley Academy, or IVA, a secondary school for students in grades 7-12. IVA students are immersed in rigorous academics and stimulating extra-curricular activities within a close-knit, supportive community. Each student is helped to develop a sense of his or her place in the school, the community, and the world, while building a sense of civic responsibility. Students are supported in their quest to fulfill academic and leadership potential, and to become creative thinkers and compassionate human beings.

Greenville Rotary

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-sectarian organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 member clubs worldwide, and 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians, have joined.

Rotarians usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service. “It is the duty of all Rotarians,” states their Manual of Procedure, “outside their clubs, to be active as individuals in as many legally constituted groups and organizations as possible to promote, not only in words but through exemplary dedication, awareness of the dignity of all people and the respect of the consequent human rights of the individual.” The Rotarian’s primary motto is “Service Above Self”; its secondary motto is “One profits most who serves best. The Greenville Rotary has been with Running with the Bears since our inception and we are sp grateful for their support!

Main Street Girls

We formed a fundraising group to support Multiple Sclerosis in honor of one of our “Main Street Girls.” A word of caution it will be DYNOMITE! If we win the challenge money we will donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Indian Valley Chamber

The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce (IVCC) is essential to the economic growth of our communities. We work hard to protect and promote, develop and deepen local relationship networks and business within the communities in the Indian Valley; Greenville, Taylorsville and Crescent Mills. IVCC hosts network events, fundraisers, workshops and other activities all with the aim of connecting local business owners.

As a premiere gateway community to Lake Almanor and Lassen Volcanic National Park, our picturesque mountain meadow land has been enchanting visitors since pioneer explorers first came here during the golden days of 1849. The valley is dotted with ranches, old barns, and grazing cattle. But the most alluring aspect of this verdant meadow is its serenity. Quiet roadways and beautiful vistas make the Indian Valley one of the best spots in Plumas County to take a scenic drive.

Our Aid Station theme: Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll. His talent, his good looks, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions. And the IVCC Aid Station #4 will do the same, endear you to Plumas County! So get outta that bed, wash your face and hands, and shake, rattle and roll!

If the IVCC Aid Station would win in one of the categories, the funds would be used to continue to promote tourism and recreation in the Valley and help to increase the economic vitality in our rural area. In the past, funds have been used to offset printing costs of event brochures and flyers, and would be a welcomed windfall to use towards this year’s events!

Genesee Store

Greenville High School Girls Basketball Team

We are the Greenville High School Girls Basketball Team. We are an active part of this community and cant wait to compete in this years Running With The Bears First Aid stations. Our theme is TEAM SPIRIT!! If we win the challenge we would put the money towards gear and tournaments we participate in.





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