Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce. - Event Information
Running with the Bears Marathon, Half and 10K
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Running with the Bears is Plumas County's brand new Boston Qualifier, and a fundraiser for foster children served by Mountain Circle Family Services. The Bears is a uniquely rural experience; goody bags, for instance, are filled with locally made products and, of course, bear bells! As runners cross the finish line, they’re greeted with an ice cold beer from a local brewery (UnderCoverAleWorks), and a massage with a view of the whole valley (juice, coffee, water and hydration drinks also available of course). It’s also one of few western races in August; higher elevations bring cooler temperatures- In 2011, the race-day low was 46 degrees, so be sure to bring your jacket! This event WILL sell out by early August, so please register early online at www.runningwiththebears.org
7:00, 7:30, 8:30
Goss Ranch 4864 North Arm Road Greenville, q 95947
Registration costs: $40, $45, $65 for early registration only.
10K: Flat course on pavement. Pass Indian Creek and enjoy views of classic valley ranches, including the Diamond Buffalo Ranch. 8:30 a.m. 1/2 Marathon: Mostly flat, single loop course through the gorgeous Indian Valley with views of Mt. Jura. 7:30 a.m.
Marathon: Mostly flat course on pavement. Pass by meandering rivers and creeks. Views of the Indian and Genesse Valleys. 7:00 a.m.
Aid stations will be located approx. every 2.5 miles throughout all courses and are stocked with water, specialty hydration drinks, snacks, and first aid kits. Stations will be operated by local groups, competing to win your vote and $1,000 for their cause!
Digital Chip Timing provided by Under the Sun Events.
Check-in begins at the start line at 6:00 a.m. The finish line is the same as the start line, located at the Goss Ranch: 4864 North Arm Road, Greenville, CA 95947. The finish line closes at 2:30 p.m.
Entry fee includes a participation gift (a tech t-shirt in your size if you register before August 4th), a finisher medal for marathon and half-marathon finishers, age division and overall division awards.
After Party We hope you will join us for an evening Luau BBQ at the Goss Ranch Finish Line
(5 p.m). Join the locals for hula dancers, ukulele players, and cow pie bingo. Not to miss! Strollers/Dogs and Children: This is Plumas County, of course you can bring them! Just please, keep the dogs leashed and the kids supervised.