arduous 5-mile foot race begins at the base
of the mountain in Linville. The gun fires
and more than 800 runners take-off full tilt
up to the Swinging Bridge near the peak of
Grandfather. The runners will pass through
the Meadows and circle the track on their
way to the top. The winners will be brought
back down to the East Meadow for the awards
registration and race specifics visit the official website
of "The Bear".
No onsite registration
this year the day of the race! All bear runners must register on-line early to
You may also contact:
Appalachian State University Department of Psychology
Boone, NC 28608.