Thursday, August 17, 2017 thru Saturday, August 19, 2017
Marathon starts at 6:30 am, Half Marathon starts at 7:15 am, 10K starts at 8:00 am
For full event details visit www.RunningWithTheBears.org
Goss Ranch, 4864 North Arm Road, Greenville, CA 95947.
About This Event
Welcome to the 2017 Running with the Bears Race!
Limited to just 400 runners in the regular division, plus 100 Charity Runners.
There are still a few spots in the Charity Division for a one-time donation of $600.
Note: For international registration, please email Josie: jlitchfield@Mountaincircle.org for your code
Summer means hot weather but when it’s August in Plumas County bring a warm jacket and your bear bells! (Don’t worry, we’ll give you the bells…) Average race day low: 46! Join us for a Marathon, Half Marathon, or 10K surrounded by the mountains of beautiful Northern California and the Indian Valley! Qualify for Boston with your dog, your earphones, and an after-party that can't be beat. This is Plumas County- we don't run by the same rules! Running with the Bears is a uniquely rural experience; don't expect any 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 (stuffed with locally made products and, of course, bear bells!) and a home-grown run 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 (The Brewing Lair), and a massage with a view of the whole valley* (*juice, coffee, water and hydration drinks also available, of course.)
Best of all? 100% of funds raised go to Mountain Circle Family Services' Powder Quest Program- an outdoor adventure for youth in foster care. Mountain Circle Family Services is a non-profit community based organization committed to ensuring stability and life sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children. Since 1986, Mountain Circle has enriched the lives of over 3,500 children and youth in foster care. Our approach is simple: Offer the best possible training to foster parents, provide 24/7 support by experienced social workers / mentors, and equip older foster youth with the skills that they will need to become happy and productive adults in the real world. By registering for Running with the Bears, you are supporting Mountain Circle’s foster children, youth, and families.