The arduous 5-mile foot
race begins at the base of the mountain in Linville. The gun fires and more than
700 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.