Entry Procedures

The 2019 race is full.

Wait List Information

The Bear Wait List currently has over 350 listings.  We are closing this portion of the registration process.  We have already taken over 75 from the Wait List and do not anticipate taking more than several more.  We have not had many withdrawals but will continue to replace withdrawals with the next person on the Wait List until June 26th.  We will completely close The Bear on that date with no more additions to the entry list.  We hope you will try again next year if you are not entered at that time.

Registration procedures will be announced at the end of December 2019 for next year on this website.

Special Note: We will not accept or arrange any transfers, substitutions, replacements etc of any kind from a runner who is withdrawing.

Please note that the invitation to enter the race if you get one is only for you and either Matt Smith or John Weaver will contact you.

Any questions contact John Weaver at

Note: To make sure we get all wait list entries information, we will send this information sheet 3 more times between April 1st and June 1st.

Withdrawal Information

The following information will provide guidelines as to how The Bear Race management will handle withdrawals from the 2019 Bear Race.

* You can withdraw by sending an email to John Weaver at We
will confirm your withdrawal by an email reply. If you withdraw prior to June 26th, we will refund $20.00 of your entry fee as a credit to your credit card account you used to pay for the entry. The remainder will go toward registration costs and our charities. If you withdraw after June 26th we will not refund any of the entry fee since we have begun preparation for the race and the expenses it requires.

** We will not accept or arrange any transfers, substitutions, replacements etc of any kind from the runner withdrawing. We will only offer the partial refund explained above if you withdraw by June 26th.

*** We will use our wait list to replace any withdrawals beginning April 1st to June 26th. The wait list is formed by the date and time a request was made to be placed on the wait list. Someone wanting to be placed on the wait list must go to the Bear website (www. and register at the registration link. We will not accept wait list requests by email. The wait list is listed based on the time and date stamp at registration.

Any questions, please email John Weaver at

Entry Fee


Entry Registration

Be advised that you may have to refresh your cache with the F5 key or however your personal device handles refreshing web pages. We plan to handle the waiting list in a more rigid manner.

Entry Confirmation

Confirmation of entry will be immediate when registering online. Print/keep this confirmation to bring to packet pick-up with YOUR legal ID .

Contact John Weaver with race specific questions.