11th Annual Running with the Bears™
Boston Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K
RACE DATE: June 26, 2021
LOCATION: Greenville, California
START TIMES: Marathon: 6:30 a.m., Half Marathon: 7:15 a.m., 10K: 8:00 a.m.
JOIN US JUNE 26th in GREENVILLE!
Let RWTB be your running goal with a do good mission!
Running with the Bears™ is a unique and amazing rural experience. Enjoy incredible views of the Sierra Mountains, Aid Stations every 4 miles all competing for your vote, and a sweet after party at the finish line while you sip on an ice cold local brews.
No over-crowded starting line or jam packed packet pick up! Running with the Bears is everything a running event should be— an inspirational running event in a beautiful place supporting a profound cause!
Entry fee includes a participation gift bag which features a limited edition tech t-shirt, local goodies from our race partners (at least 20 different vendors), finisher medal for ALL runners, age division (10 yrs. deep) and overall division awards.
The course follows a rolling/flat country road at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 2-hours from Reno, Nevada Airport (RNO), 3-hours from Sacramento, California Airport (SMF), and 4.5-hours from the Bay Area.
Let RWTB be your running goal with a do good mission!
Strollers/Dogs/Children/Earphones: This is Plumas County, and of course, you can bring them! Just please, have the dogs leashed (with non-retractable leashes), the kids supervised, and one eye open for rogue tractors.
*FOR INSURANCE REASONS, all dogs must wear a soft muzzle at the start line, and on Sierra Nevada Connections property (packet pick up & the after-party).
Do you need childcare? We offer it! Contact us today so we can book it!
Running with the Bears™ is proud to be one of the few Boston Qualifiers where 100% of proceeds support children and youth in foster care served by Sierra Nevada Connections!
Running with the Bears™ is managed entirely by Sierra Nevada Connections staff, volunteers, and foster families, and is the largest fundraiser for our organization.
Become a Running with the Bears™ Charity Runner and Make The Difference!
RWTB is a fundraiser for Sierra Nevada Connections, a 501c3 non-profit foster care and adoption agency. We are proud to be one of the few Boston Qualifiers managed entirely by the charity it benefits.
How YOU can make an impact: Every single day, our team serves nearly 100 foster care children, youth, and their caregivers.
- $50 means that a foster child can attend after school sports or dance lessons
- $150 buys emergency clothing for a child who comes in with nothing
- $600 provides an older youth with an outdoor leadership adventure weekend – check out the short video!
- $1,000 covers the cost for the certification fees for ten foster parent families
- $2,000 covers costs of 24/7 support by a trained Social Worker to a foster family for an entire year
START FUNDRAISING TODAY AND BRING MORE TO YOUR RUNNING GOALS
Our event offers a customized page where you will manage your donations, upload a photo and tell a bit about yourself!
Your customized fundraising page can be shared with all your friends, family and donors so they can track your progress and you can share your moments while training for the event! You can even post your page on your social media!
All your donors have to do is click on the link and they will be directed to your Fundraiser Page! Be sure to ask your employer to match! Many companies have matching programs in place, and this amount will go towards your fundraising goal.
It’s that easy to run and help a child today!
When: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Marathon: 6:30 a.m
Half Marathon: 7:15 a.m
10K: 8:00 a.m
*Early times are available upon request.
Walkers: Please talk to us about starting early!
Where: All races start and finish at the Goss Ranch.
Address: 4864 North Arm Road, Greenville, CA 95947.
Average Temperatures: At 6:00 a.m, the average temp is 46 degrees. By 2:00 p.m the temp will average 80-85 degrees, however, the last 15 miles of the course is shaded by pine trees. We offer a free sweat check at the start line.
Race-day Check-in: Begins at the start line at 5:30 a.m. The finish line is the same as the start line. For all races, please arrive early.
Time Limits: We operate on “Plumas County time,” so we would never kick you off of the course just for being determined! HOWEVER, we are unable to provide course support after 1:30 p.m. If you are a walker, or if you expect a 7-hour plus marathon, please note that you will be responsible for your own food, drink, and medical support once you reach the finish line, and along the course after 1:30 p.m. Please contact us in advance to arrange an early start. Determined runners/walkers will also miss the awards ceremony, and any of the bells and whistles that are provided during this time frame, which occurs when most runners have returned, usually between 10 a.m and 11:30 a.m.
Marathon: Mostly flat course on pavement. Pass by meandering rivers and creeks. Views of the Indian and Genesee Valleys. 6:30 a.m
Half Marathon: Mostly flat, single loop pavement course through the gorgeous Indian Valley with views of Mt. Jura. 7:15 a.m.
10K: Flat course on pavement. Pass Lights Creek and enjoy views of classic valley ranches, including the Diamond Buffalo Ranch. 8:00 a.m. Please arrive by 7:30 a.m.
Marathon Course Record
Overall: Chuck Engle (2013)
2 hours, 46 minutes, 8 seconds
2021 Parking will be at the start finish line!
1 Goss Ranch: 4864 North Arm Road, Greenville, CA 95947.
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If you are driving up race morning, we encourage you to leave early!
Start line/Finish line:
4864 North Arm Road Greenville CA: The Kevin Goss Ranch
2021 Parking will be at the Start/Finish Line