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.
2020 Bear Race Canceled
The 2020 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games has been cancelled for 2020. Since The Bear Race is part of the Games that includes us. We will be fully refunding all paid entries for the race. This will happen within the next few days beginning April 28th. We will begin planning for the 2021 Bear in August. We will send out information to the current entries (actual entry and waitlist) and post on this website once those plans are complete. Please be safe!
We ask that you read through this website before entering so you are aware of the challenge of the race as well as the challenges of race logistics, including lodging and parking.