Welcome to the website of The Bear Race held each year during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest Scottish Games in the world.
The race is scheduled for Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 7:00pm. – read more about registration and COVID precautions in the updated news release.
Registration opens Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00 am.
2021 Bear Race
The current information concerning the 2021 Bear Race is located in the 2021 Bear Updated Information PDF.
If we have the race this year, we ask that you read through this website before entering so you are aware of the challenge of the race as well as the challenge of the race logistics, including registration, parking and departure from the finish line. All that information will be added to the site once we know the race will be run.