Registration

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!

Entry Procedures

Registration for the 2020 Bear Race to be held on July 9th will open February 4th at 7:00 am (EST). Please do not try to access registration before 7:00 am. If there is an error with the registration system, please restart the registration process. You may need to clear your web browser cache.

Wait List Information

As soon as the online registration is full and closed, the system will continue to register but will put the subsequent entries on a wait list. This list will be compiled until June 1st.

A spot on the wait list does not mean or guarantee a spot in the race on July 9th. We will replace withdrawals from the entry list with the next person on the wait list.

Also, we will use this list for informative emails for 2021 along with the actual entries.

Withdrawal Information

The following information will provide guidelines as to how The Bear Race management will handle withdrawals from the 2020 Bear Race.

* You can withdraw by sending an email to John Weaver at weaverjt@appstate.edu. We
will confirm your withdrawal by an email reply. If you withdraw prior to June 25th, 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 25th 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 25th.

*** We will use our wait list to replace any withdrawals beginning April 1st to June 25th. The wait list is formed by the date and time of registration 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. thebearrace.com) 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 weaverjt@appstate.edu.

Entry Fee

$45

Entry Registration

Registration is now closed.

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.